Manaure Balcon del Cesar is one of the 25 municipalities of the department of Cesar, Colombia. Bordered on the north by the department of La Guajira, to the south and west by the municipality of La Paz and east with the Bolivarian Republic of Venezuela. It is recognized in the region for its mild climate. It has an annual rainfall of 1361 mm.
Its head is the namesake town in nearby basin that forms the Manaure river at an altitude of 775 meters. It was founded in 1875 by Mr. Buenaventura Maya, who grazed their cattle around the City of La Paz. The name of the town comes from a prestigious and noble chief of the Venezuelan region of the West, beyond the eastern shore of Lake Maracaibo. Is segregated from La Paz township by erecting Ordinance 019 1980.
Manaure is located northeast of the Colombian department of Cesar, on the western slope of the mountains of Perijá- to 775 meters. Valledupar is far from 34 km and is bordered by La Guajira in the north and the east by Venezuela and corresponding to Manaure geographical coordinates are: 10 ° 24 "N and 73 ° 10" W.
The territory, mountainous generally consists of the Serrania Motilones or Perija, where altitudes range from 2800 m at the top and 360 m in the lower part of the town, on the border with the City of La Paz.
The Manaure River is the main water course of the Municipality. Born in Cerro Pintado on the Colombo-Venezuelan border and safeguard after a steep slope, Cesar River empties into the west. Drain basin Manaure a series of seasonal water courses called streams.
The climate is warm temperate Manaure type. the average annual temperature is around 24 ° C with maximum and minimum of approximately 18 and 30 ° C. The annual rainfall exceeds 1300 mm, with two wet periods: Apr-Jun and Sep-Nov.
Sites of Interest
It is a place on gentle slopes where the moderating influence of altitude bursts quickly leaving you feeling pure and fresh air of the mountains, is easily accessible and is located 7 km before Manaure from La Paz.
It is a plateau located 15 km east of Manaure covers 35 km2 and lies at an altitude of 3250 masl, the climate is very cold (1o ° C) and producing farms blackberries and potatoes are. Expansion currently has limitations due to difficult access to it as the road leading to Manaure is a bridle path.
Until recently, the economy was quite Manaure affected by the action in the vicinity of illegal armed groups that have caused considerable migration, yet Manaure and this is perhaps the most promising Cesarense municipality in terms of tourism development and whether advance management plans and sustainable use of natural resources agricultural potential is quite large, because this town has soils in cold, medium and warm climatic zones with abundant rainfall.
Despite the impression left by the violent events that affected the region in the past, now a new air of progress Manaure up again recovered as a tourist destination and agricultural pantry Valledupar.
Agriculture is mainly based on the cultivation of coffee, bananas and cocoa, but are also notable crops sugarcane varieties of onions, tomatoes, cilantro, peppers, potatoes, fruit (citrus, mulberry), flowers and ornamental plants supplies a portion of the demand for Valledupar. Livestock is declining due to environmental restrictions being soils with significant slopes; also excels production of poultry (chickens and eggs)
Its proximity to the city of Valledupar, a city with quite high temperatures, has led to its inhabitants often go to Manaure attracted by its relatively cool climate and mountainous landscape, making Manaure one of the favorite places to visit on days off.