Santa Anita District

Santa Anita is a district of the Lima Province in Peru. It is part of city of Lima. Officially established as a district on October 25, 1989 from parts of Ate and El Agustino separated by the Rio Surco, a ditch which went all the way to Santiago de Surco.

Santa Anita
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Location of Santa Anita in the Lima province
Location of Santa Anita in the Lima province
Country Peru
FoundedOctober 25, 1989
CapitalSanta Anita
Subdivisions1 populated center
 • MayorJosé Luis Nole Palomino
 • Total10.69 km2 (4.13 sq mi)
195 m (640 ft)
 • Total196,214
 • Density18,000/km2 (48,000/sq mi)
Time zoneUTC-5 (PET)

The current mayor (alcalde) of Santa Anita is José Luis Nole. The district's postal code is 43. The core sections of Santa Anita are: Santa Anita proper, originally a section of Ate; and Los Ficus and Universal, originally sections of El Agustino. Industrial areas to the east of Santa Anita and Universal mark the boundary with Ate.


The district has a total land area of 10.69 km2. Its administrative center is located 195 meters above sea level.


  • North: El Agustino and Ate
  • East: Ate
  • South: El Agustino and Ate
  • West: El Agustino


According to a 2002 estimate by the INEI, the district has 154,359 inhabitants and a population density of 14,439.6 inhabitants/km2. In 1999, there were 27,908 households in the district.

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Coordinates: 12°02′35″S 76°57′30″W / 12.04306°S 76.95833°W / -12.04306; -76.95833