San Isidro District, Lima

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San Isidro
District
San Isidro skyline.
San Isidro skyline.
Coat of arms of San Isidro
Coat of arms
Location of San Isidro in the Lima province
Location of San Isidro in the Lima province
Country  Peru
Region Lima
Province Lima
Founded April 24, 1931
Government
 • Mayor Raúl Cantella Salaverry
Area
 • Total 11.1 km2 (4.3 sq mi)
Elevation 109 m (358 ft)
Population (2005 census)
 • Total 68,309
 • Density 6,200/km2 (16,000/sq mi)
Time zone PET (UTC-5)
UBIGEO 140124
Website munisanisidro.gob.pe

San Isidro (Lima 27) is a district of the Lima Province in Peru, and one of the upscale districts that comprise the city of Lima.

Officially established on April 24, 1930, San Isidro has become a major financial quarter in recent years, as many banks and businesses left downtown Lima to set up their headquarters in modern office blocks.

Geography[edit]

The district has a total land area of 9.78 km². Its administrative center is located at 109 meters above sea level.

Boundaries[edit]

Avenida Santo Toribio

For more than fifty years, the border at the western area of the district has been disputed with neighboring Magdalena del Mar. A judge ordered the councils of both districts to deposit the money of the affected areas' taxpayers in the National Bank of Peru until this long-standing conflict is resolved.

Demographics[edit]

According to a 2002 estimate by the INEI, the district has 68,438 inhabitants and a population density of 6,165.6 persons/km². In 1999, there were 20,598 households in the district.

Culture[edit]

San Isidro prides itself on being home to many Peruvian artists. A few museums, as well as the Wak'a Wallamarka, a pre-Inca burying temple which dates back to the 4th century where concerts and exhibitions are held occasionally, show the cultural heritage of the district.

Notable residents of San Isidro include painter Fernando de Szyszlo, Monika Salazar and Miss Peru 1965 Frieda Holler, among others.

Trivia[edit]

  • Lima's most important avenues (Javier Prado and Paseo de la Republica), criss-cross the district.
  • With 21 bank headquarters and 50 agencies, San Isidro is the financial center of Peru.
  • Monuments to Peruvian heroes and other world personalities (Gandhi, John Paul II, etc.)
  • There are 15 Catholic Churches, synagogues and temples of other religions.

External links[edit]

Coordinates: 12°05′57″S 77°02′05″W / 12.09917°S 77.03472°W / -12.09917; -77.03472