All the chats in La Guajira

  1. Chats in Maicao
  2. Chats in Riohacha
  3. Chats in San Juan del Cesar
  4. Chats in Fonseca
  5. Chats in Villanueva
  6. Chats in Barrancas
  7. Chats in Manaure
  8. Chats in Urumita
  9. Chats in Uribia
  10. Chats in Albania
  11. Chats in El Molino
  12. Chats in Distracción
  13. Chats in Dibulla
La Guajira

La Guajira is one of the thirty-two departments that, together with Bogotá, Distrito Capital, form the Republic of Colombia. Its capital is Riohacha. It is located in the extreme northeast of the country, in the Caribbean region, bordering the north and east with the Caribbean Sea, southeast with Venezuela, south with Cesar and west with Magdalena. Its territory is constituted by the peninsula of La Guajira, in its center by a bajiplanicie. And to the south with parts of the Sierra Nevada, the Serrania del Perijá and the alluvial plain of the Ranchería and Cesar rivers. It is made up of 15 municipalities.

Since the 1970s, it has been the point of arrival of population movements and immigrations from Middle Eastern countries, a fact that has caused an accelerated population growth that in turn generates a demographic richness. In its territory there are three natural parks, five indigenous towns and a large Arab community that has had a transcendental role in its economy. In its climatological characteristics, it stands out in possessing all the thermal floors of the intertropical zone with average temperatures between 22 and 40°C -lower than a thousand meters of relief height-. In its ecological characteristics it constitutes varieties of terrestrial ecosystems, among the most predominant are the desert, the dry and humid mountain forest. In its hydrological characteristics, it has water deposits such as water wells and lagoons or jagüeyes that supply for the consumption of the communities. The main rivers are Ranchería and Cesar, others shorter, Jerez, Ancho and Palomino.

Streams also cross its territory, including the Carraipía and Paraguachón. In its cultural aspects it stands out as the cradle of vallenato music, land of singers and composers. In tourism it holds very attractive exotic places. Economically it is a department that has energy potential in electrical production -which has not been exploited-, in use of solar radiation, the trade winds of the northeast, thermoelectric and hydroelectric. And natural gas.