La Guajira

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La Guajira

(lä gwähē`rä), peninsula, c.100 mi (160 km) long, N Colombia, extending into the Caribbean Sea. Punta Gallinas, at the tip, is the northernmost point of South America. On the sparsely populated peninsula are outliers of the Cordillera Oriental, surrounded by hot, arid plains. Salt and pearls are found along the shoreline.
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In 2013, the Government of La Guajira Department awarded ACCIONA water optimisation works, an aqueduct and a new survey of consumers in the Municipality of Riohacha, capital of the Department, in the Colombian Caribbean.
Two mines alone, the Cerrejón project in Guajira department and the La Loma pit near the Venezuelan border, together account for around two-thirds of the country's total production.
In geological reports about the neighboring area of the Cerrejon coal mines, in Guajira department, Colombia, there are mentions of a thick sequence of metamorphic and sedimentary rocks, spanning since Precambrian to recent Neogene.
As expected, the consortium comprising (in equal parts) Anglo American, Billiton and Glencore International has successfully bid for the Colombian government's 50% share of the Cerrejon Zona Norte (CZN) coal operation situated in the Guajira Department in northeastern Colombia.
Surveys in Maicao and the south of La Guajira Department have identified extensive breeding habitats for Psorophora confinnis and abundant larvae.
As a result of this contribution, PADF expects to reach many more vulnerable families in the Riohacha and Manaure municipalities in La Guajira Department through a project that supports entrepreneurship and improves family incomes.
The CZN mine is in La Guajira department, adjacent to CdelC.
Mera president and CEO Robert McLeay and Millennium president and CEO Martin Hislop jointly announced at a press conference today that Colombian national oil company ECOPETROL has approved their joint proposal to explore for hydrocarbons on a 125,000 hectare (320,000 acre) tract of land located in the country's north-east Guajira department.