Guajira


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The following article is from The Great Soviet Encyclopedia (1979). It might be outdated or ideologically biased.

Guajira

 

(or Goajira) a peninsula in northern South America, in Colombia (primarily) and Venezuela. In the southwest it is low lying; in the northeast there are monadnock massifs rising to an altitude of 853 m. The climate and vegetation is tropical semiarid. Livestock raising on permanent pasture is well developed. Salt is mined in the southwest. The northernmost point of South America is located on Guajira—Punta Gallinas (12° 25’ N lat.).

The Great Soviet Encyclopedia, 3rd Edition (1970-1979). © 2010 The Gale Group, Inc. All rights reserved.
References in periodicals archive ?
A., Instituto Zuliano de Investigaciones Tecnologicas (INZIT), Instituto de Investigaciones Agricolas (INIA), Corporacion Electrica de Venezuela (CORPOELEC), Universidad de La Guajira (Colombia), Universidad Popular del Cesar (Colombia), entre otras.
Most of the violent deaths occurred in border regions such as the departments of Norte de Santander and La Guajira.
degenhardtii es el primer referente confirmado sobre la presencia de la especie para el departamento de La Guajira en Colombia que permite adicionalmente aportar informacion sobre aspectos de su comportamiento defensivo.
El 39% de los pacientes provenian del municipio Machiques de Perija, seguido de Municipio Mara con 17% de los casos y Guajira 13%, los meses con mayor registro de casos fueron agosto y septiembre con 13 % y 17% respectivamente.