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Lima Region, also known as Departamento de Lima, is one of the twenty-five regions of Peru. Located in the central coast of the country, its regional seat (capital city) is Huacho.Lima Province, which contains the city of Lima, the country's capital, is located west of the Lima Region; this province is autonomous and not under the jurisdiction of the Regional Government.
Cities, towns & villages in Lima region
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HuaricangaHuaricanga is the earliest city of the Norte Chico civilization. It existed around 3500 BCE and was the oldest city in the Americas and one of the earliest cities in the world.\" This Late Archaic site is located in the Fortaleza Valley on Peru’s north central coast. It is 14 miles inland from the Pacific Ocean. The site covers a total area of 100 hectares, and is the largest Late Archaic construction in the Norte Chico region. Currently, the Pativilca-Huaraz highway divides the site. The current site consists of two mounds, the larger of which measures roughly two football fields in length. Near this larger mound were two standing stones, known as huancas, which are believed to hold some sacred ceremonial purpose. Huaricanga also served as a religious center, and residents would persuade f Show Huaricangaon the map
BarrancoBarranco is one of 43 districts in Lima, Peru. Its current mayor is Antonio Mezzarina Tong. The district is considered to be the city's most romantic and bohemian, being the home and working place of many of Peru's leading artists, musicians, designers and photographers. In the 19th-century, it was a very fashionable beach resort for the Limeño aristocracy, and many people used to spend the summer here and in neighboring Chorrillos. Today, Barranco's beaches are among the most popular within the worldwide surfing community, and a marina completed in 2008 provides state-of-the-art services for its yacht club. Show Barrancoon the map
San Vicente de CañeteSan Vicente de Cañete, commonly known simply as Cañete, is a town in Peru, which is the capital of the Cañete Province, in the Lima Region. With a population of 25,829 (1999 estimate), Cañete is the main town of the San Vicente de Cañete District. Cerro Azul, Peru or the enchanted town is one of the most visited districts during the summer time. It is located due north 15 minutes from San Vicente de Cañete. Cerro Azul enjoys many attractions. For example, quality surf beaches, pre-Inca ruins, restaurants (for example): Don Satu and el Piloto. Show San Vicente de Cañeteon the map
RímacRímac is a district in the Lima Province, Peru. It lies directly to the north of downtown Lima, to which it is connected by six bridges over the Rímac River. The district also borders the Independencia, San Martín de Porres, and San Juan de Lurigancho districts. Vestiges of Lima's colonial heyday remain today in an area of the Rímac district known as the Historic centre of Lima, which was declared a UNESCO World Heritage Site in 1988.Downtown Rímac District has, like its southern counterpart, its eastern and western sides divided by Jirón Trujillo, which connects to Lima District's Jirón de la Unión through the Puente de Piedra, the oldest bridge in the whole city. Rímac's East side features the Plaza de Acho, the most famous bullfighting arena in South America and one of the most well kno Show Rímacon the map
San BorjaSan Borja is a district of the Lima Province in Peru, and one of the upscale districts that comprise the city of Lima.Originally part of the district of Surquillo and San Isidro, it became officially established as a separate district on June 1, 1983. The new district took its name from a former hacienda (estate) which dominated the area.The district's postal code is 41.The current mayor (alcalde) is Marco Antonio Alvarez Vargas. Show San Borjaon the map
ParamongaParamonga was an important city constructed at the border of the former Kingdom of Chimor in Peru during the late Intermediate Period (1200 to 1400AD), whose capital was the metropolis of Chan Chan. Paramonga is located on the Fortaleza River, close to the town of Pativilca to the north of Lima. It is said that it was an important religious settlement, similar to Pachacamac. It is named after the nearby modern town of Paramonga, as its original name is unknown. Paramonga is often called a fortress due to its staggered pyramid of four levels of enormous proportions constructed on a hill, which somewhat resembles a European medieval castle. Show Paramongaon the map
Puerto SupePuerto Supe, officially known as Supe Puerto (to distinguish it from the neighboring district of Supe Pueblo, a separate municipality), is as small harbor town located in the province of Barranca, in the Lima Provincias region, on the coast of Peru. It is located approximately 190 km north of Lima, and is part of the Supe Valley. Show Puerto Supeon the map
San Juan de LuriganchoSan Juan de Lurigancho (SJL) is a district in Lima, Peru, located in the area known as Cono Este. It is Peru's most populous district, with a current population that may have exceeded one million. On the north, it is bordered by the districts of Carabayllo and San Antonio, which is in the Huarochirí Province. San Juan de Lurigancho is bordered by Comas, Independencia and Rímac on the west; and Lurigancho on the east. The Rímac River marks the district's border with downtown Lima and El Agustino on the south. Show San Juan de Luriganchoon the map
MirafloresMiraflores is a district of the Lima Province in Peru. It is an exclusive residential and upscale shopping district south of downtown Lima. It is also one of the most affluent districts that make up the city of Lima. Home to various hotels (including the Hilton, the JW Marriott, and the Belmond), restaurants, bars, nightclubs, and department stores, Miraflores is one of the main tourist attractions in Lima. Show Mirafloreson the map
AcarayFor the hydroelectric power plant and HVDC-back-to-back facility in Paraguay, see Acaray Power Plant Acaray, also known as the Fortress of Acaray, is an archaeological site located in the Huaura River Valley on the near north coast of Peru (or the Norte Chico region). The impressive fortress is located on a series of three hilltops, each ringed with a number of perimeter defensive walls that have parapets and bastions, which stand as testaments to the military nature of the site. Radio carbon dating has established it was built about 900-200BC and abandoned 1000–1470AD. Surrounding the hilltop fortress are lower-lying areas of occupation and extensive cemeteries, which have been heavily looted. Show Acarayon the map
Playa de Santa MaríaSanta María del Mar is a district in southern Lima Province in Peru. It is bordered by the Pacific Ocean on the west, the district of San Bartolo on the north, the Chilca District of the Cañete Province on the east, and the Pucusana District on the south. It is well known for its beaches and attracts many beachgoers every summer. Many of them also rent apartments during this season, making its population increase considerably. The district has some restaurants and a club with a large seawater swimming pool. The most popular beaches in the district are Santa María and Embajadores. Show Playa de Santa Maríaon the map
ChancayChancay is a small city located 76 km (47 mi) North of Lima . Its population is 26,958. The Chancay culture was a Pre-Columbian archeological culture, later part of the Inca Empire. The main activity in Chancay these days is as a tourist resort for nearby Lima. The main attraction is El Castillo, a faux castle, recently repaired but constructed in the nineteenth century.There is a small museum in the castle displaying Chancay culture pottery and mummies. \n* The oil polluted beach at Chancay, Peru. \n* El Castillo,Chancay, Peru \n* Chancay culture artifacts. El Castillo, Chancay, Peru. \n* Show Chancayon the map
ArahuayArahuay is a village in Canta Province, Lima Region, Peru, South America. It is the seat of Arahuay District. Its geographical coordinates are 11° 37' 20\" South, 76° 40' 10\" West. \"Arahuay is located 22 kilometres away from Santa Rosa de Quives, at over 2300 metres above sea level, and pierced over a small valley. The small town is surrounded by pre-Inca archaeological remains and a cluster of blue lagoons.\" Show Arahuayon the map
HuaycanThe urban community of Huaycán (officially named Comunidad Urbana Autogestionaria de Huaycán) is a suburb of Lima, Peru, located in Ate District, approximately 16.5 kilometres east of Lima. It is home to thousands of immigrant settlers from different parts of Peru, looking to improve their standard of living and job opportunities in the city of Lima. Huaycán is also a notable archaeological site. Show Huaycanon the map
CantaCanta is a town in the Lima Region, in western Peru. The town is located on the Chillón River and is the capital of the Canta Province. With a population of 2,918 (2005 census), it is also the capital of Canta District. It is frequently visited by tourists from Lima because of its quietness and the beauty of its natural landscapes. The town's altitude is 2,819 m. above sea. Show Cantaon the map
LunahuanáLunahuaná is a small village in the Cañete Province in Peru. The town lies about 187 km south of Lima in the Lunahuaná valley at the bank of Cañete River. Lunahuaná is located 476 meters above sea level . Due to the unique landscape Lunahuaná is a very popular destination for both Peruvians and foreign tourists. According to the 2007 census, there were 4.567 inhabitants. Show Lunahuanáon the map
ChurínChurin is a town in Peru, located in the Oyon Province. The city holds two annual festivals. The Annual Maca Festival celebrates maca, an aphrodisiac food. The town also has an annual festival revolving around the food and cultural icon of the cuy, or guinea pig. The festivities involve dressing the guinea pigs in elaborate costumes for a competition. Churin is very well know for its hots springs. Show Churínon the map
UmánUman (Quechua uma head, -n a suffix, also spelled Umán) is a 5,431-metre-high (17,818 ft) mountain in the Cordillera Central in the Andes of Peru. It is located in the Lima Region, Yauyos Province, on the border of the districts of Miraflores and Tanta. Uman lies west of a lake named Pisququcha and northeast of Wayna Qutuni, Qutuni and Altarniyuq. Show Umánon the map
HuachoHuacho (Spanish pronunciation: [ˈwatʃo]) is a city in Peru, capital of the Huaura Province and capital of the Lima Region. It is located 223 feet (67 metres) above sea level and 148 km north of the city of Lima. The city is located on the Pan-American Highway, and close to the Lomas de Lachay National Park so it has extensive vegetation and wildlife. Show Huachoon the map
PachacamacPachacamac is an archaeological site 40 km southeast of Lima, Peru in the Valley of the Lurín River. The site was first settled around A.D. 200 and was named after the \"Earth Maker\" creator god Pacha Kamaq. The site flourished for about 1,300 years until the Spanish invaded. Pachacamac covers about 600 hectacres of land. Show Pachacamacon the map
CarabaylloCarabayllo is one of the 43 districts of the province Lima in Peru. It is located in the Cono Norte area of the province and was founded by General José de San Martín in August 1821 at which time it was the only district to occupy the area north of the Rímac River up to the province Canta. Show Carabaylloon the map
La MolinaLa Molina is a district of the Lima Province in Peru, and one of the upscale districts that comprise the city of Lima.Officially established as a district on February 6, 1962, the current mayor (alcalde) of La Molina is Juan Carlos Zurek. The district's postal code is 12. Show La Molinaon the map
ComasComas is a district in the City of Lima. Located in the North Side ( Cono Norte ) area of the city. It is one of the most populous districts in Peru's capital, and in the Province of Lima. Its current mayor is Dr. Nicolas Kusunoki Fuero. The district's postal code is 7. Show Comason the map
LinceLince is a district of the Lima Province in Peru. It is part of the city of Lima.Officially established as a district on May 29, 1936, the current mayor (alcalde) of Lince is Fortunato Príncipe, and the first one was Juan R. Velásquez. The district's postal code is 14. Show Linceon the map
MatucanaMatucana is a town in Central Peru, capital of the province Huarochirí in the region Lima. It's located to the East of Lima at 2,378 m (7,802 ft) above sea level, along the Central Road (Spanish: Carretera Central) at km 74. Show Matucanaon the map
AcainAcain is a village in Huaura Province, Peru. It lies at an altitude of 2197 metres. It is noted for its steep terracing. It lies roughly 14 kilometres by road from Churin in the northwest. Show Acainon the map
Punta HermosaPunta Hermosa is one of 43 districts of the Lima Province in Peru. The capital of the district is the village of Punta Hermosa. The district's main attractions are its beaches. Show Punta Hermosaon the map
PativilcaPativilca is a town in central Peru, capital of the district Pativilca in the province Barranca in the region Lima. Show Pativilcaon the map
PucusanaPucusana is a town in Central Peru, capital of the district Pucusana in the province Lima. Show Pucusanaon the map
BarrancaBarranca is a city in central Peru, capital of the province Barranca in the region Lima. Show Barrancaon the map
HuaralHuaral is a town in central Peru, capital of the province Huaral in the region Lima. Show Huaralon the map
OyónOyón is a town in Central Peru, capital of the province Oyón in the region Lima. Show Oyónon the map
Santa MaríaSanta María District is one of twelve districts of the province Huaura in Peru. Show Santa Maríaon the map
CajatamboCajatambo is the capital of the Cajatambo Province in the Lima Region of Peru. Show Cajatamboon the map
HuauraHuaura District is one of twelve districts of the province Huaura in Peru. Show Huauraon the map
States, regions, administrative units in Lima region
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San Juan De MirafloresSan Juan de Miraflores is a district of the Lima Province in Peru. It is located in the Cono Sur area of the city of Lima. Officially established as a district on January 12, 1965, the current mayor (alcalde) of San Juan de Miraflores is Javier Altamitano. The district's postal code is 29. San Juan de Miraflores is one of the pueblos nuevos, or new towns, that have been formed by the massive numbers of people moving from other towns of Metropolitan Lima (such as Miraflores, Surquillo, La Victoria, among others) and from the countryside. During the early 1960's, SJM was mostly a desert area.Show on map
SurquilloSurquillo is a district in Lima, Peru. It is bordered by the districts of San Isidro and San Borja on the north; by Miraflores on the south and west; and by Santiago de Surco on the east. Due to its central position, Surquillo is a very commercially active district, havings several businesses, most of which are hardware and construction material shops. Some car selling companies as well as Corporación Graña y Montero, one of the largest Peruvian consulting companies, are located in the district.Show on map
RimacRímac is a district in the Lima Province, Peru. It lies directly to the north of downtown Lima, to which it is connected by six bridges over the Rímac River. The district also borders the Independencia, San Martín de Porres, and San Juan de Lurigancho districts. Vestiges of Lima's colonial heyday remain today in an area of the Rímac district known as the Historic centre of Lima, which was declared a UNESCO World Heritage Site in 1988.Downtown Rímac District has, like its southern counterpart, its eastern and western sides divided by Jirón Trujillo, which connects to Lima District's Jirón de la Unión through the Puente de Piedra, the oldest bridge in the whole city. Rímac's East side features the Plaza de Acho, the most famous bullfighting arena in South America and one of the most well knoShow on map
San Martin De PorresSan Martín de Porres (SMP) is a district in Lima, Peru, located in the area known as Cono Norte. It is bordered by the district of Callao on the west; Los Olivos on the northeast; and the Rímac and Independencia districts on the east. The Rímac River marks its natural border with downtown Lima and Callao province's district of Carmen de la Legua Reynoso on the south; while the Chillón River, on the north, marks San Martín de Porres' border with Ventanilla, also in Callao, and Puente Piedra.Show on map
San Juan De LuriganchoSan Juan de Lurigancho (SJL) is a district in Lima, Peru, located in the area known as Cono Este. It is Peru's most populous district, with a current population that may have exceeded one million. On the north, it is bordered by the districts of Carabayllo and San Antonio, which is in the Huarochirí Province. San Juan de Lurigancho is bordered by Comas, Independencia and Rímac on the west; and Lurigancho on the east. The Rímac River marks the district's border with downtown Lima and El Agustino on the south.Show on map
La VictoriaLa Victoria is a district of the Lima in Peru and is one of the most populous districts comprising the city of Lima. La Victoria borders downtown Lima on the northwest, the district of Lince on the west, San Isidro on the southwest, San Borja on the south, San Luis on the east, and El Agustino on the northeast. La Victoria has several sections:Show on map
Santiago De SurcoSantiago de Surco, commonly known simply as Surco, is a district of Lima, Peru. It is bordered on the north with the district of Ate Vitarte and La Molina; on the east with San Juan de Miraflores, on the west with San Borja, Surquillo, Miraflores and Barranco, and on the south with Chorrillos. Due to its relatively large area, it is a very heterogeneous district, having inhabitants belonging to all socio-economic levels. The only natural protected area in metropolitan Lima, the Pantanos de Villa Reserved Zone, is located in Santiago de Surco.Show on map
Jesús MaríaJesús María (Lima 11) is one of the most centrally located districts of Lima, Peru. It is a lower-middle to upper-middle class, high density district and it usually ranks in the top four districts with the best quality of life in Lima with an HDI of 0.770 (2005), only behind the districts of San Isidro and Miraflores.Show on map
Santa AnitaSanta Anita is a district of the Lima Province in Peru. It is part of city of Lima.Officially established as a district on October 25, 1989 from parts of Ate and El Agustino separated by the Rio Surco, a ditch which went all the way to Santiago de Surco. The current mayor (alcalde) of Santa Anita is Osiris Feliciano Muñoz. The district's postal code is 43.The core sections of Santa Anita are: Santa Anita proper, originally a section of Ate; and Los Ficus and Universal, originally sections of El Agustino. Industrial areas to the east of Santa Anita and Universal mark the boundary with Ate.Show on map
LimaLima (known in Spanish as Cercado de Lima) is a district of Lima Province in Peru. It is, however, not the Central business district of Lima, the country's capital city: this is San Isidro District. Lima district is the oldest in Lima and as such, vestiges of the city's colonial era remain today in the Historic centre of Lima, which was declared a UNESCO World Heritage Site in 1988. Currently, the mayor of the Lima District is Luis Castañeda Lossio and its postal code is 1.Show on map
Pueblo LibrePueblo Libre is a district of the Lima Province in Peru and one of the districts that comprise the city of Lima. Its name, which means Free Town or Free People, was granted by José de San Martín on April 10, 1822 as a recognition of the patriotism shown by its inhabitants during the Peruvian War of Independence. The district was created by law 9162 on November 5, 1940. The current mayor of Pueblo Libre is Jhonel Leguia and the district's postal code is 21. Pueblo Libre is a middle-class residential community and has the most parks in Lima, although it has several branches of banks, local private universities and major corporations. With a Human Development Index HDI of 0.7667 in 2007, a high level, the same that has increased in recent years. Educational coverage is 98% and service coveragShow on map
ChorrillosChorrillos is a district of the Lima Province in Peru and part of the city of Lima. It gets its name from the Spanish word for \"trickle of water\". The district was originally founded as San Pedro de los Chorrillos and served as a deluxe beach resort until the late 19th century, when it was almost completely destroyed by Chilean forces during the War of the Pacific. The current mayor of Chorrilos is Augusto Miyashiro Yamashiro.Show on map
Provincia de HuaralThe Huaral Province is one of the nine provinces in the Lima Region of Peru. It was created by Law No. 21488 on May 11, 1976 by president Francisco Morales Bermúdez out of eight districts of the Canta Province and four of the Huaura Province. Geographically, its territory extends around the valley of the Chancay River from the mountainous frontier of the Pasco Region and Junín Region up to the Pacific Ocean.Show on map
HuauraHuaura is one of nine provinces of the Lima Region on the Pacific coast of Perú. It has a population of about 180,000 inhabitants. It is bordered by the province of Barranca and the Ancash Region in the north, the provinces of Cajatambo and Oyón and the Pasco Region in the east, the province of Huaral in the south and the Pacific Ocean in the west. The capital of the province is Huacho.Show on map
LimaLima Region, also known as Departamento de Lima, is one of the twenty-five regions of Peru. Located in the central coast of the country, its regional seat (capital city) is Huacho.Lima Province, which contains the city of Lima, the country's capital, is located west of the Lima Region; this province is autonomous and not under the jurisdiction of the Regional Government.Show on map
Los OlivosLos Olivos is a district of the Lima Province in Peru. It is considered the unofficial capital of the Cono Norte area in the city of Lima. The district was officially established on April 6, 1989 when it separated from San Martín de Porres. Currently, the mayor of Los Olivos is Pedro Moisés Del Rosario Ramírez and the district's postal code is 39.Show on map
Provincia de CañeteCañete is a province located in southern Lima Region, Peru. It is bordered by the Lima Province on the north, the Ica Region on the south, the Huarochirí and Yauyos provinces on the east, and the Pacific Ocean on the west. Its capital is the town of San Vicente de Cañete District. San Luis is the Capital of the Afro-Peruvian Folklore.Show on map
Villa El SalvadorVilla El Salvador (VES) is an urban, largely residential coastal district on the outskirts of Lima, Peru. It borders the district of Chorrillos on the east; the Pacific Ocean on the southwest; Lurín on the southeast; Villa María del Triunfo on the east and San Juan de Miraflores on the north.Show on map
Villa Maria Del TriunfoVilla María del Triunfo is a district of the Lima Province in Peru. It located in the Cono Sur area of the city of Lima.Officially established as a district on December 28, 1961, the current mayor (alcaldesa) of Villa María del Triunfo is Silvia Barrera. The district's postal code is 35.Show on map
Magdalena Del MarMagdalena del Mar, commonly known simply as Magdalena, is a seaside district of the Lima Province in Peru and one of the districts that comprise the city of Lima. Its current mayor is Francis James Allison Oyague. Magdalena was officially established as a district on May 10, 1920.Show on map
ComasComas is a district in the City of Lima. Located in the North Side ( Cono Norte ) area of the city. It is one of the most populous districts in Peru's capital, and in the Province of Lima. Its current mayor is Dr. Nicolas Kusunoki Fuero. The district's postal code is 7.Show on map
LinceLince is a district of the Lima Province in Peru. It is part of the city of Lima.Officially established as a district on May 29, 1936, the current mayor (alcalde) of Lince is Fortunato Príncipe, and the first one was Juan R. Velásquez. The district's postal code is 14.Show on map
El AgustinoEl Agustino is a district of the Lima Province in Peru. It is part of city of Lima.Officially established as a district on January 6, 1965, the current mayor (alcalde) of El Agustino is Víctor Modesto Salcedo Ríos. The district's postal code is 10.Show on map
IndependenciaIndependencia is a district of the Lima Province in Peru. It is part of the city of Lima.Officially established as a district on March 16, 1964, the current mayor (alcalde) of Independencia is Lovell Yomond Vargas. The district's postal code is 28.Show on map
BreñaBreña is a district of the Lima Province in Peru. It is part of Lima city metropolitan area.Show on map
San LuisSan Luis is a district of the Lima Province in Peru. It is part of city of Lima.Officially established as a district on May 30, 1968, the current mayor (alcalde) of San Luis is Fernando Javier Durand Mejía. The district's postal code is 30.Show on map
Provincia de CajatamboThe Cajatambo Province is one of nine provinces in the Lima Region of Peru. It is bordered to the north by the Ancash Region, to the east by the Huánuco Region, to the south by the Oyón Province, and to the west by the Huaura Province.Show on map
Puente PiedraThe Peruvian district of Puente Piedra is one of the 43 districts in the Lima Province.The district was founded on February 14, 1927 by Law Nº 5675. It has an area of 71.18 square kilometers and a population of more than 200,000.Show on map
Provincia de HuarochiríHuarochirí Province (in hispanicized spelling) or Waruchiri is located in the Lima Region of Peru. Its capital is Matucana. The western section is part of the Lima Metropolitan Area.Show on map
AteAte, also known as Ate-Vitarte, is a district of the Lima Province in Peru. Located in the eastern part of the province, it is one of the districts that comprise the city of Lima.Show on map
Provincia de CantaCanta Province is a province in the Lima Region of Peru, situated approximately 105 kilometres (65 mi) to the northeast of the Peruvian capital, Lima.Show on map
YauyosYauyos is a town in Central Peru, capital of the province Yauyos in the region Lima. The city is the seat of the Territorial Prelature of Yauyos.Show on map
Provincia de YauyosThe Yauyos Province is a province located in the Lima Region of Peru. It is one of the eleven that make up that region.Show on map
TantaTanta District is one of thirty-three districts of the province Yauyos in Peru. Its seat is the village Tanta.Show on map
Santiago De TunaSantiago de Tuna District is one of thirty-two districts of the province Huarochirí in Peru.Show on map
ManasManas District is one of five districts of the province Cajatambo in Peru.Show on map
ArahuayArahuay District is one of seven districts of the province Canta in Peru.Show on map
OyonOyón District is one of six districts of the province Oyón in Peru.Show on map
ChaclacayoChaclacayo is a district of the Lima Province in Peru.Show on map
Different buildings in Lima region
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Radio Observatorio de JicamarcaThe Jicamarca Radio Observatory (JRO) is the equatorial anchor of the Western Hemisphere chain of Incoherent Scatter Radar (ISR) observatories extending from Lima, Peru to Søndre Strømfjord, Greenland. JRO is the premier scientific facility in the world for studying the equatorial ionosphere. The Observatory is about half an hour drive inland (east) from Lima and 10 km from the Central Highway (11°57′05″S / 11.95139°S 76.874306°W, 520 meters ASL). The magnetic dip angle is about 1°, and varies slightly with altitude and year. The radar can accurately determine the direction of the Earth's magnetic field (B) and can be pointed perpendicular to B at altitudes throughout the ionosphere. The study of the equatorial ionosphere is rapidly becoming a mature field due, in large partShow on map
Ruinas CajamarquillaThe Cajamarquilla archaeological site is located 25 km inland from the coastal city of Lima, Peru; in the Jicamarca Valley, 6 km north of the Rímac River. It occupies an area of approximately 167 ha, making it one of the largest archaeological monuments in the country. The site itself is now surrounded by several small villages which are encroaching upon, and threatening, its largely unfenced perimeter - despite its nationally 'protected' status.Show on map
Gran Hotel BolivarThe Gran Hotel Bolívar, is a historic hotel located on Plaza San Martín in Lima, Peru. Designed by noted Peruvian architect Rafael Marquina, it was built in 1924 and was the first large, modern hotel built in Lima. Part of a program to modernize Lima, the hotel was constructed on what was state property. The hotel was inaugurated on December 6, 1924, in honor of the centenary of the Battle of Ayacucho, a decisive military encounter during the Peruvian War of Independence. The square itself was inaugurated on July 27, 1921, in celebration of the 100th anniversary of Peru's independence.Show on map
Miraflores Park HotelBelmond Miraflores Park is a 5-star luxury hotel in Lima, Peru. The hotel is located in Miraflores District, along a tree-lined avenue on the Av malecon de la reserva. An observatory lounge is located on the 11th floor, with scenic views of the city. It is also a venue for conferences and wedding receptions. In March 2014 Orient-Express Hotels was renamed Belmond, at which point the hotel changed its name to Belmond Miraflores Park.Show on map
Plaza San MartinThe Plaza San Martín is one of the most representative public spaces of the city of Lima, Peru. It is located at the ninth block of Colmena avenue, within the Historic Centre of Lima which was declared a World Heritage Site in 1988 by UNESCO. It is located near the Plaza Mayor of Lima and is connected to it by the Jiron de la Union. Its central monument gives homage to Peru's liberator, José de San Martín.Show on map
CaralCaral, or Caral-Supe, was a large settlement in the Supe Valley, near Supe, Barranca province, Peru, some 200 km north of Lima. Caral is the most ancient city of the American Continent (Americas), and a well-studied site of the Caral or Norte Chico civilization.Show on map
Santa Maria AirportSanta María Airport (IATA: SMG, ICAO: SPMR) is an airport in Santa María, also known as Santa María del Mar, a district of the Lima Province in Peru.Show on map
Lakes, rivers, streams and other bodies of water in Lima region
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Río LurínThe Lurín River is a 108.57 kilometres (67.46 mi) long watercourse located in the Lima Region of Peru. It originates in the glaciers and lagoons of the western Andes. It is known as the Chalilla River until joining the Taquía creek where it receives its common name. Its main tributaries are the Taquía, Llacomayqui, Tinajas, Numinkancha and Kanchawara on its left bank and the Chamacna on its right bank. It crosses the provinces Huarochirí and Lima in the Lima region before emptying into the Pacific Ocean. The drainage basin of the Lurín River covers an area of 1,670 square kilometres (640 sq mi).Show on map
Mountains, roads, land forms, forests and other objects in Lima region
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Lomas de LachayThe Lomas de Lachay (Lachay Hills) is a national reserve in the desert foothills of Huaura Province in Lima region of Peru. The reserve is located 105 kilometres (65 mi) north from the capital Lima and features a unique mist-fed ecosystem of wild plant and animal species. It expands across an area of 5,070 hectares (12,500 acres). The National Reserve of Lachay was established in 1977 by means of Supreme Law #310-77-AG to restore and conserve the wild flora and fauna, perform research in order to use the hills rationally and encourage recreation that is ecologically sound.Show on map
Cerro Morro SolarMorro Solar (morro in Spanish means: a rounded promontory) is a headland, situated in the district of Chorrillos, to the south of Lima, Peru. Morro Solar is notable for being a site of the Battle of San Juan and Chorrillos between Peruvian and Chilean forces in 1881. Notable landmarks include an astronomical observatory and a monument to an unknown soldier. Its geological formations are rich in silver which is being extracted by several mining companies.Show on map
Punta LobosPunta Lobos is a headland and was a launch site for sounding rockets in Peru at 12°30′S 76°48′W / 12.500°S 76.800°W. Between 1980 and 1990, various rockets of the type super Loki, Nike Orion, Taurus Orion and Taurus Tomahawk were launched there.Show on map
Centro histórico de LimaLocated principally in the city centre or Cercado de Lima and Rímac areas, the Historic Centre of Lima is among the most important tourist destinations in Peru.Show on map
Cerro ChungarShow on map