Lurín District

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Lurín
District
Coat of arms of Lurín
Coat of arms
Location of Lurín in the Lima province
Location of Lurín in the Lima province
Country  Peru
Region Lima
Province Lima
Founded January 2, 1857
Capital Lurín
Government
 • Mayor Juan Jorge Marticorena Cuba
Area
 • Total 181.12 km2 (69.93 sq mi)
Elevation 9 m (30 ft)
Population (2005 census)
 • Total 55,953
 • Density 310/km2 (800/sq mi)
Time zone PET (UTC-5)
UBIGEO 150119
Website munilurin.gob.pe

The valley of Lurín is a district of the Lima Province in Peru. Known for its archaeological temple of Pachacamac, the Pachacamac Island or "La Ballena", countryside areas, villages, fincas, rural restaurants, nightlife and beaches, it is one of the three valleys of the city of Lima.

Boundaries[edit]

It borders on the north with the districts of Pachacamac, Villa María del Triunfo, and Villa el Salvador, to the east also with the Pachacamac District, to the south with Punta Hermosa, and to the west with the Pacific Ocean.

General information[edit]

It was created on January 2, 1857, and since then it has been an agricultural district as it is located in the center of the Lurín River valley. It has a few beaches which receive tourists during the summer months (December-March) principally from the city of Lima which it is gradually being incorporated into. Important Peruvian social clubs are located in this district, mainly one of the two most popular football clubs in Peru: Alianza Lima and Universitario de Deportes.

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Coordinates: 12°16′45″S 76°52′30″W / 12.27917°S 76.87500°W / -12.27917; -76.87500