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 a suburb or barrio of the capital city of .

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

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 , .


is a suburb or barrio of the capital city of .

Rio Rimac North is the section of 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 …

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  • Location: , ,
  • Population: 8,570,000
  • IATA airport code: LIM
  • United Nations Location Code: PE LIM
  • Latitude: 12° 3' (12.05°) south
  • Longitude: 77° 3' (77.05°) west
  • Elevation: 152 meters (499 feet)
  • Wikidata: Lima
  • Wikimedia Commons: Lima

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Abkhazian: Лима, Amharic: ሊማ, Arabic: ليما, Armenian: Լիմա, Belarusian: Горад Ліма, Bengali: লিমা, Bihari : लीमा, Bulgarian: Лима, Chechen: Лима, Chinese: 利馬, Chuvash: Лима, Eastern Mari: Лиме, Egyptian Arabic: ليما, Esperanto: Limo, French: Lima, Georgian: ლიმა, German: Lima, Greek: Λίμα, Hebrew: לימה, Hindi: लीमा, Icelandic: Líma, Irish: Líoma, Italian: Lima, Japanese: リマ, Karachay-Balkar: Лима, Kazakh: Лима, Kirghiz: Лима, Korean: 리마
Kurdish: Lîma, Ligurian: Lìmma, Macedonian: Лима, Malayalam: ലിമ, Marathi: लिमा, Mingrelian: ლიმა, Oriya (macrolanguage): ଲିମା, Ossetian: Лимæ, Panjabi: ਲੀਮਾ, Persian: لیما, Portuguese: Lima, Quechua: Limaq, Russian: Лима, Serbian: Лима, Spanish: Lima, Tagalog: Lungsod ng Lima, Tamil: லிமா, Tatar: Лима, Thai: ลิมา, Tibetan: ལི་མ།, Uighur: لىما, Ukrainian: Ліма, Urdu: لیما, Veps: Lim, Western Panjabi: لیما, Yiddish: לימא, Yue Chinese: 利馬
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