Comas District, Lima
Distrito de Comas
Location of Comas in Lima
|Founded||January 2, 1857|
|• Mayor||Miguel Ángel Saldaña Reátegui|
|• Total||48.75 km2 (18.82 sq mi)|
|Elevation||140 m (460 ft)|
|Population (2005 census)|
|• Density||9,500/km2 (25,000/sq mi)|
|Time zone||UTC-5 (PET)|
- North: Carabayllo
- East: San Juan de Lurigancho
- South: Independencia
- West: Puente Piedra and Los Olivos
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
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.