Santa María del Mar District (Peru)

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Santa María del Mar District (Spanish: Distrito de Santa María del Mar) is a district in southern Lima Province in Peru. It is bordered by the Pacific Ocean on the west, the district of San Bartolo on the north, the Chilca District of the Cañete Province on the east, and the Pucusana District on the south.

Santa María del Mar District

Distrito de Santa María del Mar
Santa María beach
Santa María beach
Location of Santa María del Mar District in Lima Province
Location of Santa María del Mar District in Lima Province
Coordinates: 12°25′S 76°47′W / 12.417°S 76.783°W / -12.417; -76.783Coordinates: 12°25′S 76°47′W / 12.417°S 76.783°W / -12.417; -76.783
Country Peru
RegionLima
ProvinceLima
FoundedJanuary 16, 1962
Government
 • MayorJiries Jamis Sumar
(2019-2022)
Area
 • Total9.81 km2 (3.79 sq mi)
Population
 (2017)
 • Total999
 • Density100/km2 (260/sq mi)
Time zoneUTC-5 (PET)
UBIGEO150138
Websitestamariadelmar.gob.pe
Panoramic view of Santa María del Mar
Part of Santa María del Mar
Part of house in Santa María del Mar

It is well known for its beaches and attracts many beachgoers every summer. Many of them also rent apartments during this season, making its population increase considerably. The district has some restaurants and a club with a large seawater swimming pool. The most popular beaches in the district are Santa María and Embajadores.

HistoryEdit

 
Street in Santa María del Mar

Santa María del Mar began as part of the San Bartolo District, but after an urbanization process that started in 1943, it became a district in 1962.

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