Lima is the capital of and its largest city. Founded in 1535 by the Spanish conquistador Francisco Pizarro, the modern city is a curious mix of the modern mega city with some 'islands of modernity', large but orderly slum areas and colonial architecture in the city center.

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is the central area of Lima, . It comprises the districts of Lima, Breña, Jesús María, Lince, La Victoria, San Luis, El Agustino and Rímac. Photo: Wikimedia, CC0.

is a suburb or barrio of Lima the capital city of . Photo: Mira4espina78y, CC BY-SA 3.0.

Western Lima includes the Chorrillos, San Isidro, Magdalena del Mar, Pueblo Libre, San Miguel districts of Lima, to the south of the Rimac River and west of Av.

Eastern Lima describes the districts of La Molina, Cieneguilla, Ate Vitarte, Santa Anita, San Juan de Lurigancho, Lurigancho-Chosica, Chaclacayo in Lima, . Photo: Harleyca, CC BY-SA 3.0.

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The Basilica , otherwise Lima Cathedral, is a Roman Catholic cathedral located in the Plaza Mayor of downtown Lima, . is situated 2 km east of Lima. Photo: Wasiwatana, CC BY-SA 4.0.

The , the capital of , is the residence of the Archbishop of Lima, and the administrative headquarters of the Roman Catholic Archdiocese of Lima. is situated 2½ km east of Lima. Photo: Diego Delso, CC BY-SA 4.0.

The is a Spanish Baroque palace located at Jr. is situated 2 km east of Lima. Photo: Manuel González Olaechea, CC BY-SA 3.0.

The is an art museum in Lima, Peru. is situated 2 km southeast of Lima. Photo: Nina Gavancho Sarmiento, CC BY-SA 4.0.


is a suburb or barrio of Lima the capital city of . Photo: Juaniotolp, CC BY-SA 3.0.

Rio Rimac North is the section of Lima north of Rio Rimac including the districts of Comas, Carabayllo, Puente Piedra, Santa Rosa, Ancón, San Martín de Porres, Los Olivos and Independencia.

Southern Lima includes the districts of San Borja, Santiago de Surco, San Juan de Miraflores, Villa…

Localities in the Area

Barrio chino is a neighborhood in Lima, Peru that is centered on two blocks – 7 and 8 – of Jirón Ucayali in downtown. is situated 2½ km east of Lima. Photo: Wikimedia, CC BY-SA 3.0.

La Victoria is a district of the Lima in Peru and is one of the most populous districts comprising the city of Lima. is situated 4½ km southeast of Lima. Photo: AgainErick, CC BY-SA 3.0.

Independencia is a district of the in . is situated 6 km north of Lima.


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