Santa Rosa District, Lima

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Santa Rosa District
Distrito de Santa Rosa
Location of Santa Rosa in the Lima province
Location of Santa Rosa in the Lima province
Country  Peru
Region Lima
Province Lima
Founded February 6, 1962
Capital Santa Rosa
 • Mayor Carlos Arce Arias
 • Total 21.5 km2 (8.3 sq mi)
Elevation 7 m (23 ft)
Population (2007 census)
 • Total 10,903
 • Density 510/km2 (1,300/sq mi)
Time zone PET (UTC-5)
UBIGEO 150139

Santa Rosa is a district of the Lima Province in Peru. Officially established as a district on February 6, 1962, the current mayor of Santa Rosa is Carlos Arce Arias. The district's postal code is 38.


Santa Rosa went through the main historical stages, the pre-Hispanic and the republican. The first of them with its main forms of subsistence was linked to the sea because it was dedicated to shellfishing and fishing as a main economic activity but maintaining close ties of worship and exchange with farmers in the nearby valley of the Chillón River. The second historical stage begins formally with the foundation of the district in 1962, on the basis of the "Urbanization Country Club" whose habilitation had begun in the middle of the previous decade.

The economic, social, cultural and political changes in Lima -as the capital of Peru- affected the reality of the district of Santa Rosa, now characterized by rapid growth, provincial profile, emerging and thriving.

In this way, the district of Santa Rosa is home to a diverse community that includes from citizens of Human Settlements and the owners of summer homes.

The district of Santa Rosa was created on February 6, 1962 by Law No. 13982 signed by the President of the Republic, Manuel Prado Ugarteche.


The district has a total land area of 21.5 km². Its administrative center is located 79 meters above sea level.



According to a 2002 estimate by the INEI, the district has 5,896 inhabitants and a population density of 274.2 persons/km². In 1999, there were 5,249 households in the district.


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Coordinates: 11°48′23″S 77°09′56″W / 11.80639°S 77.16556°W / -11.80639; -77.16556