San Isidro District, Lima

San Isidro is a district of the Lima Province in Peru. It is located in the west center of the city, it has a few meters of coastline. Officially created on April 24, 1931,[2] San Isidro, along with Orrantia and Country Club districts, was separated from Miraflores.

San Isidro
Financial Center of San Isidro in Lima, Peru
Financial Center of San Isidro in Lima, Peru
Flag of San Isidro
Coat of arms of San Isidro
Location of San Isidro in the Lima Province
Location of San Isidro in the Lima Province
Coordinates: 12°05′57″S 77°02′05″W / 12.09917°S 77.03472°W / -12.09917; -77.03472Coordinates: 12°05′57″S 77°02′05″W / 12.09917°S 77.03472°W / -12.09917; -77.03472
Country Peru
CreatedApril 24, 1931
 • MayorAugusto Cáceres Viñas
 • Total11.1 km2 (4.3 sq mi)
109 m (358 ft)
 • Total60,735
 • Density5,500/km2 (14,000/sq mi)
Time zoneUTC-5 (PET)

San Isidro has become a major financial quarter in recent years, as many banks and businesses left downtown Lima to set up their headquarters in modern office blocks. It is inhabited by mostly upper middle and upper-class families.


The district has a total land area of 9.78 km². Its administrative center is located at 109 meters above sea level.


Santo Toribio Avenue.

For more than fifty years, the border at the western area of the district has been disputed with neighboring Magdalena del Mar. A judge ordered the councils of both districts to deposit the money of the affected areas' taxpayers in the National Bank of Peru until this long-standing conflict is resolved.


According to a 2002 estimate by the INEI, the district has 68,438 inhabitants and a population density of 6,165.6 persons/km². In 1999, there were 20,598 households in the district.


San Isidro prides itself on being home to many Peruvian artists. A few museums, as well as the Wak'a Wallamarka, a pre-Inca burying temple which dates back to the 4th century where concerts and exhibitions are held occasionally, showing the cultural heritage of the district.

Notable residents of San Isidro have include painter Fernando de Szyszlo, former president Pedro Pablo Kuczynski, Javier Perez de Cuellar, José Antonio García Belaúnde, and Francisco Tudela, among others.



  1. ^ "Estadística Poblacional - Ministerio de Salud del Perú".
  2. ^ Law establishing San Isidro

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