Districts of Lima & Callao

Lima is not just the name of the capital of Peru. The district of Lima where the historical city center is located is called Lima. The surrounding region is called Lima. And to make it a bit more complicated, Lima is also the name of the Province, located in the Department of Lima.

Today Lima forms the region 'Lima Metropolitana'. They divide it into 43 districts (distritos). Thirty of these districts belong geographically to the city of Lima, and each has its own flair, charm and character. Thirteen of Lima's districts are surrounding the core of the urban area and are located outside of Lima in more rural zones. The province of Callao counts with 6 districts that officially belong to the Lima Metropolitan area.

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The District Chosica - Lurigancho

Districts of Lima & Callao
The District Lurigancho – Chosica is east of the city center in the valley of the River Rimac and is the second largest district of Lima. It's "capital" is Chosica. Since the Trans-Andean railroad ...

The District Cieneguilla

Districts of Lima & Callao
The district of Cieneguilla was formerly a part of the district Pachacamac and officially created as independent district on the 3rd of March 1970. It is located just around 25 km to the east of Li...

The District Comas

Districts of Lima & Callao
Comas is a district situated in the Northern Cone of Lima just around 11 km from the city center. With over 10,000 people living on a square km it is densely populated. The area was already inhabit...

The District El Agustino

Districts of Lima & Callao
The district of El Agustino is located directly east of the district Lima. Until 1925 the area belonged to José Enrique de la Riva Agüero and housed one of Lima's many haciendas cultivating fruits,...

The District Independencia

Districts of Lima & Callao
The district of Independencia is located north of Lima's city center. In the last years Independencia developed into the economical center of the Northern Cone of Lima. Commercial Centers like the ...

The District Jesús María

Districts of Lima & Callao
Jesús María is south west of Lima's city center. Today it's a lower-middle to upper-middle class, high density district with top rankings in the Human Development Index. Unfortunately like in Miraf...

The District La Molina

Districts of Lima & Callao
La Molina is east of Lima's city center. It's a mid to upper class residential district with numerous Peruvian celebrities and politicians living there. Catering perfectly for its wealthy citizens ...

The District La Perla

Districts of Lima & Callao
La Perla is one of six districts that make up the Constitutional Province of Callao. It is located directly at the Pacific Ocean, south of Callao downtown. The ancient inhabitants of today's distri...

The District La Punta

Districts of Lima & Callao
La Punta is one of six districts that make up the Constitutional Province of Callao. It is located on a peninsula in the western part of the province and is almost entirely surrounded by the Pacifi...

The District La Victoria

Districts of Lima & Callao
La Victoria and the district of Lima merge into another. La Victoria developed when at the end of the 19th century the hacienda "La Victoria" with its huge properties was divided into lots and urba...
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