Pachacamac District

The Pachacamac District is one of 43 districts of the Lima Province in Peru. The capital of the district is the village of Pachacamac. Its main asset is the archaeological Inca site Pachacamac.

Pachacamac
Pachacamac archaeological site
Pachacamac archaeological site
Coat of arms of Pachacamac
Coat of arms
Location of Pachacamac in the Lima province
Location of Pachacamac in the Lima province
Country Peru
RegionLima
ProvinceLima
FoundedJanuary 2, 1857
CapitalPachacamac
Subdivisions11 populated centers
Government
 • MayorGuillermo Elvis Pómez Cano
(2019-2022)
Area
 • Total160.23 km2 (61.87 sq mi)
Elevation
75 m (246 ft)
Population
 (2017)
 • Total110,071
 • Density690/km2 (1,800/sq mi)
Time zoneUTC-5 (PET)
UBIGEO150123
Websitemunipachacamac.gob.pe

HistoryEdit

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.[1]

LocationEdit

The district is located in the southern part of the Lima province at an elevation of 75m.

Political divisionEdit

The district is divided into 11 populated centers (Spanish: Centros Poblados):

  • Pachacamac
  • Puente Manchay
  • Tambo Inga
  • Pampa Flores
  • Manchay Alto Lote B
  • Invasion Cementerio
  • Manchay Bajo
  • Santa Rosa de Mal Paso
  • Cardal
  • Jatosisa
  • Tomina

CapitalEdit

The capital of the Pachacamac district is the village of Pachacamac.

ReferencesEdit

  1. ^ (in Spanish) Pachacamac Municipality, History, Retrieved October 31, 2007.

See alsoEdit

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Coordinates: 12°13′48″S 76°51′33″W / 12.23000°S 76.85917°W / -12.23000; -76.85917