Punta Hermosa

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Punta Hermosa
Coat of arms of Punta Hermosa
Coat of arms
Location of Punta Hermosa in the Lima province
Location of Punta Hermosa in the Lima province
Coordinates: 12°20′S 76°49′W / 12.333°S 76.817°W / -12.333; -76.817Coordinates: 12°20′S 76°49′W / 12.333°S 76.817°W / -12.333; -76.817
Country  Peru
Region Lima
Province Lima
Founded April 7, 1954
Capital Punta Hermosa
Subdivisions 4 populated centers
 • Mayor Carlos Guillermo Fernandez Otero
 • Total 119.5 km2 (46.1 sq mi)
Elevation 18 m (59 ft)
Population (2005 census)
 • Total 4,676
 • Density 39/km2 (100/sq mi)
Time zone PET (UTC-5)
UBIGEO 150126
Website munipuntahermosa.gob.pe

Punta Hermosa is one of 43 districts of the Lima Province in Peru. The capital of the district is the village of Punta Hermosa. The district's main attractions are its beaches.


Punta Hermosa borders the Pacific Ocean on the west, the Lurín District on the north, Huarochirí Province's district of Santo Domingo de los Olleros on the east and the Punta Negra district on the south.

Political division[edit]

The district is divided into 4 populated centers (Spanish: Centros Poblados):

  • Punta Hermosa
  • Capilla Lucumo
  • Cucuya
  • Pampapacta

Beach resort[edit]

Punta Hermosa is located 42 km south of downtown Lima, to which it is connected by the Pan-American Highway. The district's main attraction is its beaches, which are visited by thousands of people every summer. The area, which used to be a resort/vacation district where visitors stayed only temporarily, has recently seen an urban expansion and an increase in permanent year-round residents.

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