Uribia is town and municipality of the Colombian Department of La Guajira. It is the youngest municipality of this Department since the year 2000. Northern Zone of the Cerrejón coal mines are located in this municipality. The municipality also contains the Serranía de Macuira mountain range which is an isolated low altitude mountain range in the middle of La Guajira Desert. One third of this mountain range is also a National Natural Park of Colombia.
The Municipality of Uribia covers most of the northern area of the Guajira Peninsula, the northern most part of South America. Uribia borders to the north and west with the Caribbean sea which surround most more than half the municipality; to the east Uribia slightly borders with the Bolivarian Republic of Venezuela; to the south with the municipality of Maicao and southwest with the municipality of Riohacha.