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La Guajira

Area of La Guajira 20,647.5 km²
Population 984,866
Male Population 487,779 (49.5%)
Female Population 497,088 (50.5%)
Population change from 1975 to 2015  +434.9%
Population change from 2000 to 2015  +75.9%
Median Age 20.2 years old
Male Median Age 19.5 years old
Female Median Age 20.8 years old
Timezone Colombia Standard Time
La Guajira is a department of Colombia. It occupies most of the Guajira Peninsula in the northeast region of the country, on the Caribbean Sea and bordering Venezuela, at the northernmost tip of South America. Source: Wikipedia

La Guajira Population

Years 1975 to 2015
Data1975199020002015
Population 184,130 370,324 560,010 984,866
Population Density 8.92 / km² 17.9 / km² 27.1 / km² 47.7 / km²
Sources: JRC (European Commission's Joint Research Centre) work on the GHS built-up grid

La Guajira Population change from 2000 to 2015

Increase of 75.9% from year 2000 to 2015
LocationChange since 1975Change since 1990Change since 2000
La Guajira +434.9% +165.9% +75.9%
Colombia +94.7% +40.7% +19.4%
Sources: JRC (European Commission's Joint Research Centre) work on the GHS built-up grid

La Guajira Population Tree

Population By Age and Gender
AgeMaleFemaleTotal
Under 5 73,942 71,126 145,068
5-9 64,301 62,091 126,392
10-14 56,088 54,121 110,210
15-19 55,157 53,940 109,098
20-24 42,563 44,848 87,411
25-29 36,200 39,474 75,675
30-34 30,043 32,658 62,702
35-39 28,334 31,105 59,439
40-44 24,785 26,215 51,001
45-49 20,662 21,984 42,646
50-54 15,505 15,749 31,254
55-59 12,826 13,274 26,100
60-64 9,371 9,927 19,299
65-69 8,167 9,200 17,367
70-74 6,097 6,969 13,067
75-79 3,725 4,390 8,115
80-84 8 9 17
85 Plus 6 8 14
Sources: CIESIN (Center for International Earth Science Information Network)

La Guajira Population Density

Population Density: 47.7 / km²
LocationPopulationAreaPopulation Density
La Guajira 984,866 20,647.5 km² 47.7 / km²
Sources: JRC (European Commission's Joint Research Centre) work on the GHS built-up grid

La Guajira Historical and Projected Population

Estimated Population from 1880 to 2100
YearEst. PopulationAvg 10 year growth %Avg 10 year growth
1900 31,361 n/a n/a
1910 38,233 21.9% 6,872
1920 48,413 26.6% 10,180
1930 61,454 26.9% 13,041
1940 70,984 15.5% 9,530
1950 92,509 30.3% 21,525
1960 122,945 32.9% 30,436
1970 163,246 32.8% 40,301
1990 370,324 50.6% 103,539
2000 560,010 51.2% 189,686
2020 1,044,127 36.5% 242,058
2030 1,143,327 9.5% 99,200
2040 1,216,492 6.4% 73,165
2050 1,263,059 3.8% 46,567
2060 1,282,391 1.5% 19,332
2070 1,279,138 -0.3% -3,253
2080 1,255,906 -1.8% -23,232
2090 1,218,411 -3% -37,495
2100 1,173,491 -3.7% -44,920
Sources:
1. JRC (European Commission's Joint Research Centre) work on the GHS built-up grid
2. CIESIN (Center for International Earth Science Information Network)
3. [Link] Klein Goldewijk, K., Beusen, A., Doelman, J., and Stehfest, E.: Anthropogenic land use estimates for the Holocene – HYDE 3.2, Earth Syst. Sci. Data, 9, 927–953, https://doi.org/10.5194/essd-9-927-2017, 2017.

Human Development Index (HDI)

Statistic composite index of life expectancy, education, and per capita income.
Sources: [Link] Kummu, M., Taka, M. & Guillaume, J. Gridded global datasets for Gross Domestic Product and Human Development Index over 1990–2015. Sci Data 5, 180004 (2018) doi:10.1038/sdata.2018.4

La Guajira CO2 Emissions

Carbon Dioxide (CO2) Emissions Per Capita in Tonnes Per Year
LocationCO2 EmissionsCO2 Emissions Per CapitaCO2 Emissions Intensity
La Guajira 2,118,732 t 2.15 t 102.6 t/km²
Sources: [Link] Moran, D., Kanemoto K; Jiborn, M., Wood, R., Többen, J., and Seto, K.C. (2018) Carbon footprints of 13,000 cities. Environmental Research Letters DOI: 10.1088/1748-9326/aac72a

La Guajira Annual Weather Averages

May Historical Weather Data (1975 to 2020)

Average Low
25.3°C
77.5°F
   Record Low Temperature
23.0°C
73.4°F
   Average Precipitation
61.6 mm
2.4 in
   Average Precipitation Days (≥ 0.254 mm)
6.2 days
Sources:
1. NOAA (National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration)
2. Lawrimore, Jay H.; Ray, Ron; Applequist, Scott; Korzeniewski, Bryant; Menne, Matthew J. (2016): Global Summary of the Month (GSOM), Version 1. NOAA National Centers for Environmental Information. https://doi.org/10.7289/V5QV3JJ5. Accessed Fri, 17 Apr 2020 13:07:33 GMT.

Natural Hazards Risk

Relative risk out of 10
Landslide High (7)
Drought High (9)
Flood High (7)
Earthquake Medium (5.3)
* Risk, particularly concerning flood or landslide, may not be for the entire area.

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Place Area Population Population Density
Amazonas 108,848.2 km² 92,784 0.85 / km²
Antioquia 63,066.3 km² 6.2 million 98.7 / km²
Arauca 23,792.3 km² 333,652 14.0 / km²
Atlántico 3,325.1 km² 2.4 million 735.2 / km²
Bolívar 26,681 km² 2.3 million 84.7 / km²
Boyacá 23,174.9 km² 1.2 million 52.5 / km²
Caldas 7,437.1 km² 903,536 121.5 / km²
Caquetá 89,882.8 km² 496,472 5.52 / km²
Casanare 44,280.8 km² 509,433 11.5 / km²
Cauca 30,824.8 km² 1.4 million 45.5 / km²
Cesar 22,447.5 km² 973,170 43.4 / km²
Chocó 47,496.1 km² 507,071 10.7 / km²
Cundinamarca 22,399.5 km² 2.8 million 125.0 / km²
Córdoba 24,981.2 km² 1.8 million 72.6 / km²
Guainía 70,609.3 km² 69,511 0.98 / km²
Guaviare 55,443.5 km² 129,390 2.33 / km²
Huila 18,543.4 km² 1.1 million 61.4 / km²
Magdalena 23,121 km² 1.3 million 54.8 / km²
Meta 85,369.6 km² 933,051 10.9 / km²
Nariño 30,602.6 km² 1.7 million 54.2 / km²
Norte de Santander 21,912.8 km² 1.3 million 58.2 / km²
Putumayo 25,768.8 km² 397,647 15.4 / km²
Quindío 1,922.3 km² 560,352 291.5 / km²
Risaralda 3,949.3 km² 925,312 234.3 / km²
San Andrés y Providencia 48.8 km² 74,816 1,532 / km²
Santafe De Bogota D.c. 1,632.1 km² 7.9 million 4,817 / km²
Santander 30,580.1 km² 2.1 million 69.0 / km²
Sucre 10,640.3 km² 806,839 75.8 / km²
Tolima 24,006.4 km² 1.4 million 58.4 / km²
Valle del Cauca 20,815.5 km² 4.4 million 213.7 / km²
Vaupés 53,186 km² 60,453 1.14 / km²
Vichada 99,412.3 km² 70,717 0.71 / km²
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