San Martín de Porres District

San Martín de Porres (SMP) is a district in Lima, Peru, located in the north area of the city. It is bordered by the Chillón River, marks its natural border with Ventanilla and Puente Piedra on the north; Callao on the west; Los Olivos on the northeast; Rímac and Independencia districts on the east; The Rímac River marks its natural border with Lima District and Carmen de la Legua Reynoso on the south.

San Martín de Porres
Flag of San Martín de Porres
Coat of arms of San Martín de Porres
Location of San Martín de Porres in Lima
Location of San Martín de Porres in Lima
Country Peru
RegionLima
ProvinceLima
CreatedMay 22, 1950
CapitalBarrio Obrero Industrial
Subdivisions6 zones
Government
 • MayorJulio Chávez Chiong
(2019-2022)
Area
 • Total36.91 km2 (14.25 sq mi)
Elevation
123 m (404 ft)
Population
 (2017)
 • Total654,083
 • Density18,000/km2 (46,000/sq mi)
Time zoneUTC-5 (PET)
UBIGEO
150135
Websitemdsmp.gob.pe
Main Altar of National Sanctuary Saint Martin of Porras

HistoryEdit

Since 1945, continuous invasions of territory in what was then part of the Carabayllo District, ended up in the creation of the Distrito Obrero Industrial 27 de Octubre on May 22, 1950, which is still celebrated as the district's anniversary. The district was composed of the following haciendas: Chuquitanta, Pro, Naranjal, Infantas, Santa Rosa, Garagay Alto, G. Bajo, Chavarría, Mulería, Aliaga, Condevilla, San José, Palao, Huerta Sol, Oquendo, San Agustín and Marquez. The last three became part of Callao province, in 1956.

In 1962, after the canonization of St. Martin de Porras, the name of the district was changed to its current name. Although historians have shown that the saint's actual last name was Porras, the district has retained the original spelling. The Barrio Obrero Industrial name is unofficially kept for the downtown area.

The district of Los Olivos was created in 1989, stripping some of San Martín de Porres' northeastern territory.

A prominent geographical feature of the district is the isolated La Milla hill, which is north of Ave. José Granda.

GeographyEdit

The district has a total land area of 36.91 km²

AuthoritiesEdit

MayorsEdit

  • 2019-2022: Julio Chávez Chiong (AP)
  • 2015-2018: Adolfo Israel "Bobby" Mattos Piaggio (SU)
  • 2011-2014: Freddy Ternero † (PPC)
  • 2007-2010: Freddy Ternero † (PPC-UN)
 
Municipality of San Martín de Porres

UniversitiesEdit

 
Cayetano Heredia University

AvenuesEdit

  • Carretera Panamericana Norte (PE-1N Pan American highway)
  • Avenida Caquetá
  • Avenida Zarumilla (PE-1N)
  • Avenida Eduardo de Habich
  • Avenida Túpac Amaru (PE-20A)
  • Avenida Canta Callao (PE-20)
  • Avenida Naranjal
  • Avenida Carlos Izaguirre
  • Avenida Los Alisos
  • Avenida Bocanegra
  • Avenida Angélica Gamarra
  • Avenida Tomás Valle
  • Avenida Universitaria
  • Avenida Germán Aguirre
  • Avenida José Granda
  • Avenida Lima
  • Avenida Pacasmayo
  • Avenida Perú
  • Avenida Los Próceres
  • Avenida 12 de Octubre
  • Avenida Salaverry
  • Avenida Quilca

NeighborhoodsEdit

  • Urb Barrio Obrero
  • Urb Caquetá
  • Urb Miguel Grau
  • Urb Zarumilla
  • Urb Ingenieria
  • Urb Palao
  • Urb Los Jardines
  • Urb Fiori
  • Urb Perú
  • Urb Condevilla Señor
  • Urb San Germán
  • Urb Antares
  • Urb Los Libertadores
  • Urb El Pacífico
  • Urb Garagay
  • Urb Valdivieso

Pre-Hispanic Buildings (Huacas)Edit

 
Pre-Hispanic Wall of Huaca Garagay
 
Aerial View of Huaca Garagay

See alsoEdit

External linksEdit

Coordinates: 11°59′38″S 77°05′45″W / 11.99389°S 77.09583°W / -11.99389; -77.09583