A house in Chosica next to the Rímac River.
Location of Lurigancho-Chosica in the Lima province
|Founded||January 2, 1857|
|• Mayor||Luis Fernando Bueno Quino|
|• Total||236.47 km2 (91.30 sq mi)|
|Elevation||861 m (2,825 ft)|
|Population (2005 census)|
|• Density||530/km2 (1,400/sq mi)|
|Time zone||PET (UTC-5)|
Lurigancho-Chosica is a district of the Lima Province in Peru, located in the valley of the Rímac River which it shares with neighboring Chaclacayo and Ate districts. It was created on January 2, 1857. Its capital is the town of Chosica. The district has a total land area of 236.47 km². Its administrative center is located 861 meters above sea level.
According to a 2002 estimate by the INEI, the district has 125,088 inhabitants and a population density of 529 persons/km². In 1999, there were 32,327 households in the district.
Its capital, Chosica, is located in the extreme east of the district, near the Huarochirí county line. Lurigancho counts on a Minor Populated Center inside the urban core of Lima, which is Santa María de Huachipa which is located in the extreme west of the district and adjacent to San Juan de Lurigancho. Other notable urban areas in this zone are Jicamarca and Cajamarquilla, where one of the principal zinc refineries of the country is located. In the mountain zone in proximity to the refinery is located the Jicamarca Radio Observatory.
- North: Huarochirí Province in the Lima Region
- East: Huarochirí Province
- South: Chaclacayo and Ate
- West: San Juan de Lurigancho
- Alberto Tauro del Pino, Enciclopedia Ilustrada del Perú, vol. X, p. 1534.
- Official municipal website (www.munichosica.gob.pe)
- Chosica.com – Portal of the town of Chosica