Chaclacayo

Chaclacayo is a district of the Lima Province in Peru.

Chaclacayo
Chaclacayo Street
Chaclacayo Street
Flag of Chaclacayo
Coat of arms of Chaclacayo
Location of Chaclacayo in the Lima province
Location of Chaclacayo in the Lima province
Coordinates: 11°59′S 76°46′W / 11.983°S 76.767°W / -11.983; -76.767Coordinates: 11°59′S 76°46′W / 11.983°S 76.767°W / -11.983; -76.767
Country Peru
RegionLima
ProvinceLima
FoundedApril 24, 1940
CapitalChaclacayo
Subdivisions1 populated center
Government
 • MayorManuel Campos Sologuren
(2019-2022)
Area
 • Total39.5 km2 (15.3 sq mi)
Elevation
647 m (2,123 ft)
Population
 (2017)
 • Total42,912
 • Density1,100/km2 (2,800/sq mi)
Time zoneUTC-5 (PET)
UBIGEO150107
Websitemunichaclacayo.gob.pe

LocationEdit

Chaclacayo is located at the 27th km mark of the Carretera Central, the main road headed East starting in the Lima urban center. Borders: North: Rimac River and Lurigancho (Chosica) South: Cieneguilla West: Ate East: Lurigancho (Chosica)

GeographyEdit

Chaclacayo is a district in the valley of the Rímac River that runs from the Peruvian Andes to the Pacific Ocean. Its weather is typical of the Coastal Andes: During summertime (from December to February) it is warm and sometimes rainy; the rest of the year it is usually sunny, with average temperatures between 14 and 20 °C. The coldest months are June and July, when temperatures can drop to 12 °C.

NameEdit

The name is derived from an Aymara word that means "at the foot of the carrizo". Carrizo is a plant that grows by the Rimac's riverside.

Main attractionsEdit

Places to visit in Chaclacayo are the Parque Central, the central park of the district. Around the park there are other landmarks: a well-known bakery, an Evangelical church, a bazaar, La Oficina de Robin a popular bar, and the Chaclacayo District Council.

NeighborhoodsEdit

  • Urban Context
    • La Floresta
    • Alfonso Cobian
    • Vírgen de Fátima de Morón
    • Huascata
    • Miguel Grau
    • Villa Rica
    • Santa Rosa
    • Villa Mercedes
    • Santa Ines
    • Los Cóndores
    • Morón
    • Ñaña
    • Huascata
    • La Tapada
    • 3 de Octubre
  • Residential Clubs
    • El Cuadro
    • Los Cóndores

MiscellaneousEdit

The peculiar shape of the district has made some think of Huampaní and Ñaña as being part of Chaclacayo. However those towns belong to the neighboring district of Lurigancho.

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