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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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exiguus previously reported from the adjacent Guajira department
in Colombia (Fuentes-Reines and Suarez-Morales 2015).
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.
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.
The CZN mine is in La Guajira department
, adjacent to CdelC.