Comas District, Lima

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Comas District
Distrito de Comas
Coat of arms of Comas District
Coat of arms
Location of Comas in Lima
Location of Comas in Lima
Coordinates: 11°56′S 77°4′W / 11.933°S 77.067°W / -11.933; -77.067Coordinates: 11°56′S 77°4′W / 11.933°S 77.067°W / -11.933; -77.067
Country  Peru
Region Lima
Province Lima
Founded January 2, 1857
Capital La Libertad
 • Mayor Miguel Ángel Saldaña Reátegui
 • Total 48.75 km2 (18.82 sq mi)
Elevation 140 m (460 ft)
Population (2005 census)
 • Total 464,745
 • Density 9,500/km2 (25,000/sq mi)
Time zone UTC-5 (PET)
UBIGEO 150110

Comas is a district in the City of Lima. Located in the North Side ( Cono Norte ) area of the city. It is one of the most populous districts in Peru's capital, and in the Province of Lima.

Its current mayor is Miguel Ángel Saldaña Reátegui. The district's postal code is 7.


Comas has a total land area of 48.75 km². Its administrative center is located 140 meters above sea level.



According to 2005 census conducted by the INEI, Comas has 464,745 inhabitants, a population density of 9,533.2 persons/km² and 100,950 households.


A street in Comas in 1993

During its first years of existence, Comas was a pueblo joven. Comas humble beginnings were a direct result of the many organized invasions led by immigrants from the highlands during the 1970s. Most of these peasants arrived from the regions of Junín and Huacanvelica in the central sierra of Peru.


Comas is one of the poorest districts in Lima, recently Comas has been developed into a low-middle class residential district.

Transport and communications[edit]

There are 3 main roads serving the district: Avenida Túpac Amaru, Avenida Universitaria and the Chillón-Trapiche Highway.


In the last decade Comas' economy, infrastructure, and social structure has grown at a very fast pace. It boasts a large middle-class, and has grown from a pueblo joven" in a very short period of time. However, in spite of this visible progress; it's still exhibiting vast swathes of new pueblos jovenes growing around the area that is today's Comas.

The only civil aviation school in Peru is located in Comas, at the Aeroclub de Collique.

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