Pachacamac District

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Pachacamac
District
Pachacamac archaeological site
Pachacamac archaeological site
Coat of arms of Pachacamac
Coat of arms
Location of Pachacamac in the Lima province
Location of Pachacamac in the Lima province
Country  Peru
Region Lima
Province Lima
Founded January 2, 1857
Capital Pachacamac
Subdivisions 11 populated centers
Government
 • Mayor Hugo León Ramos Lescano
Area
 • Total 160.23 km2 (61.87 sq mi)
Elevation 75 m (246 ft)
Population (2005 census)
 • Total 54,763
 • Density 340/km2 (890/sq mi)
Time zone PET (UTC-5)
UBIGEO 150123
Website munipachacamac.gob.pe

The Pachacamac District is one of 43 districts of the Lima Province in Peru. The capital of the district is the village of Pachacamac. Its main asset is the archaeological Inca site Pachacamac.

History[edit]

Pachacamac was first encountered by Hernándo Pizarro on January 30, 1530 while on his quest for gold and his search for a location of a new capital. In 1573 the city of Santísimo Salvador de Pachacámac was founded. In 1857, Pachacamac was founded as a republican district.[1]

Location[edit]

The district is located in the southern part of the Lima province at an elevation of 75m.

Political division[edit]

The district is divided into 11 populated centers (Spanish: Centros Poblados):

  • Pachacamac
  • Puente Manchay
  • Tambo Inga
  • Pampa Flores
  • Manchay Alto Lote B
  • Invasion Cementerio
  • Manchay Bajo
  • Santa Rosa de Mal Paso
  • Cardal
  • Jatosisa
  • Tomina

Capital[edit]

The capital of the Pachacamac district is the village of Pachacamac.

References[edit]

  1. ^ (Spanish) Pachacamac Municipality, History, Retrieved October 31, 2007.

External links[edit]

Coordinates: 12°13′48″S 76°51′33″W / 12.23000°S 76.85917°W / -12.23000; -76.85917