Chaclacayo

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Chaclacayo
District
Chaclacayo Street
Chaclacayo Street
Coat of arms of Chaclacayo
Coat of arms
Location of Chaclacayo in the Lima province
Location of Chaclacayo in the Lima province
Coordinates: 11°59′S 76°46′W / 11.983°S 76.767°W / -11.983; -76.767Coordinates: 11°59′S 76°46′W / 11.983°S 76.767°W / -11.983; -76.767
Country  Peru
Region Lima
Province Lima
Founded April 24, 1940
Capital Chaclacayo
Subdivisions 1 populated center
Government
 • Mayor Alfredo Enrique Valcarcel Cahen
Area
 • Total 39.5 km2 (15.3 sq mi)
Elevation 647 m (2,123 ft)
Population (2005 census)
 • Total 39,686
 • Density 1,000/km2 (2,600/sq mi)
Time zone PET (UTC-5)
UBIGEO 150107
Website munichaclacayo.gob.pe

Chaclacayo is a district of the Lima Province in Peru.

Location[edit]

Chaclacayo is located at the 27th km mark of the Carretera Central, the main road headed East starting in the Lima urban center. Borders: North: Rimac River and Lurigancho (Chosica) South: Cieneguilla West: Ate East: Lurigancho (Chosica)

Geography[edit]

Chaclacayo is a city in the valley of the Rímac River that runs from the Peruvian Andes to the Pacific Ocean. Its weather is typical of the Coastal Andes: During summertime (from December to February) it is warm and sometimes rainy; the rest of the year it is usually sunny, with average temperatures between 14 and 20 °C. The coldest months are June and July, when temperatures can drop to 12 °C.

Name[edit]

The name is derived from an Aymara word that means "at the foot of the carrizo". Carrizo is a plant that grows by the Rimac's riverside.

Main attractions[edit]

Places to visit in Chaclacayo are the Parque Central, the central park of the district. Around the park there are other landmarks: a well-known bakery, an Evangelical church, a bazaar, and the Chaclacayo District Council.

Neighborhoods[edit]

  • Urban Context
    • La Floresta
    • Alfonso Cobian
    • Vírgen de Fátima de Morón
    • Huascata
    • Miguel Grau
    • Villa Rica
    • Santa Rosa
    • Villa Mercedes
    • Santa Ines
    • Los Cóndores
    • Morón
    • Ñaña
    • Huascata
    • Los Girasoles
    • Alto Huampani
    • La Tapada
    • 3 de Octubre
  • Residential Clubs
    • El Cuadro
    • Los Cóndores

Miscellaneous[edit]

The peculiar shape of the district has made some think of Huampaní and Ñaña as being part of Chaclacayo. However those towns belong to the neighboring district of Lurigancho.

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