Comas District, Lima

Comas is a district in Lima, Perú. It is located in the north area of the city. It is one of the most populous districts in the Lima.

Comas
Flag of Comas
Coat of arms of Comas
Location of Comas in Lima
Location of Comas in Lima
Coordinates: 11°56′S 77°4′W / 11.933°S 77.067°W / -11.933; -77.067Coordinates: 11°56′S 77°4′W / 11.933°S 77.067°W / -11.933; -77.067
Country Peru
RegionLima
ProvinceLima
CreatedDecember 11, 1961
CapitalLa Libertad
Government
 • MayorRaúl Díaz Pérez
(2019-2022)
Area
 • Total48.75 km2 (18.82 sq mi)
Elevation
140 m (460 ft)
Population
 (2022)[1]
 • Total586,912
 • Density12,000/km2 (31,000/sq mi)
Time zoneUTC-5 (PET)
UBIGEO150110
Websitemunicomas.gob.pe

GeographyEdit

Comas has a total land area of 48.75 km². Its administrative center is located 140 meters above sea level.

BoundariesEdit

DemographicsEdit

According to 2005 census conducted by the INEI, Comas has 464,745 inhabitants, a population density of 9,533.2 persons/km² and 100,950 households.

HistoryEdit

 
A street in Comas in 1993

During its first years of existence, Comas was a pueblo joven. Comas humble beginnings were a direct result of the many organized invasions led by immigrants from the highlands during the 1970s. Most of these peasants arrived from the regions of Junín and Huacanvelica in the central sierra of Peru.

PovertyEdit

Comas is one of the poorest districts in Lima, recently Comas has been developed into a low-middle class residential district. But, in 2019 started the Real PLaza, it is Mall in the center town, the Mall Real Plaza has major brand stores such as Adidas, Nike, Saga Falabella, Tottus, Puma, Maui and sons, etc


Transport and communicationsEdit

There are 3 main roads serving the district: Avenida Túpac Amaru, Avenida Universitaria and the Chillón-Trapiche Highway.

TodayEdit

In the last decade Comas' economy, infrastructure, and social structure has grown at a very fast pace. It boasts a large middle-class, and has grown from a pueblo joven in a very short period of time. However, in spite of this visible progress; it's still exhibiting vast swathes of new pueblos jovenes growing around the area that is today's Comas.

The only civil aviation school in Peru was located in Comas, at the Aeroclub de Collique.

See alsoEdit

ReferencesEdit

  1. ^ "Estadística Poblacional - Ministerio de Salud del Perú".

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