Pachacamac archaeological site
Location of Pachacamac in the Lima province
|Founded||January 2, 1857|
|Subdivisions||11 populated centers|
|• Mayor||Hugo León Ramos Lescano|
|• Total||160.23 km2 (61.87 sq mi)|
|Elevation||75 m (246 ft)|
|Population (2005 census)|
|• Density||340/km2 (890/sq mi)|
|Time zone||UTC-5 (PET)|
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.
The district is located in the southern part of the Lima province at an elevation of 75m.
The district is divided into 11 populated centers (Spanish: Centros Poblados):
- Puente Manchay
- Tambo Inga
- Pampa Flores
- Manchay Alto Lote B
- Invasion Cementerio
- Manchay Bajo
- Santa Rosa de Mal Paso
The capital of the Pachacamac district is the village of Pachacamac.
- (in Spanish) Pachacamac Municipality, History, Retrieved October 31, 2007.
- (in Spanish) Official web site