Chancay

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Chancay
Skyline of Chancay
Flag of Chancay
Flag
Official seal of Chancay
Seal
Chancay is located in Peru
Chancay
Chancay
Coordinates: 11°33′55″S 77°16′17″W / 11.56528°S 77.27139°W / -11.56528; -77.27139
Country Peru
RegionLima
ProvinceHuaral
DistrictChancay
Founded16 December 1562
Government
 • MayorDomitila Aurora Dulanto De Balta
Population
 • Estimate 
(2015)[1]
63,378
Demonym(s)Chancayano/a
Time zoneUTC-5 (PET)
Websitewww.munichancay.gob.pe
Female figure, Chancay, Peru, 1000-1450 AD

Chancay is a small city located 78 km (48 mi) north of Lima. Its population is 63,378. The Chancay culture was a Pre-Columbian archeological culture, later part of the Inca Empire.

The main activity in Chancay these days is as a tourist resort for nearby Lima. The main attraction is El Castillo, a faux castle, recently repaired but constructed in the nineteenth century. There is a small museum in the castle displaying Chancay culture pottery and mummies.

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  1. ^ Perú: Población estimada al 30 de junio y tasa de crecimiento de las ciudades capitales, por departamento, 2011 y 2015. Perú: Estimaciones y proyecciones de población total por sexo de las principales ciudades, 2012-2015 (Report). Instituto Nacional de Estadística e Informática. March 2012. Retrieved 2015-06-03.

Coordinates: 11°33′55″S 77°16′17″W / 11.56528°S 77.27139°W / -11.56528; -77.27139