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Lima was founded in 1535 and in little time he/she transformed into the most important city in America. Today he/she has more than 8 million inhabitants and it gives refuge to immigrants of all parts of the world, what has par excellence transformed it into a mestizo city. In the Humanity's center Cultural historical, declared Patrimony for UNESCO, they can it turns splendid samples of colonial architecture as the Cathedral, Sacred Domingo's Convent and San Francisco's Convent, as well as beautiful balconies carved in wood.

Lima is also an inexhaustible source of culture, it shows of this it is the existence of a great quantity and variety of museums like for example the National Museum of Archaeology, Anthropology and History and the Archaeological Museum Rafael Larco Herrera that you/they house Inca treasures and preíncas of incalculable value.

Located amid the city archaeological imposing monuments appear as Huaca Huallamarca or Huaca Pucllana; and to the outskirts of Lima and in front of the sea, Pachacámac, the sanctuary more important preínca of the coast, is built in the century III d.C. Another of the big attractiveness of the city is their beaches, where it can be practiced aquatic sports, to enjoy the sun, or simply, to observe the beauty of the Ocean Pacific.



POLITICAL DIVISION
Capital of the Department: Lima
10 counties and 171 districts.
COUNTYCAPITALDISTRICTS
RAVINERAVINE5
CAJATAMBOCAJATAMBO5
HE/SHE SINGSHE/SHE SINGS7
CAÑETESAN VICENTE DE CAÑETE16
HUARALHUARAL12
HUAROCHIRIMATUCANA32
HUAURAHUACHO12
LIMALIMA43
OYONOYON6
YAUYOSYAUYOS33
SURFACE: 34,803 KM2
CLIMATE: Temperate and humid
TEMPERATURE: I average out 14°C yearly
DISTANCES: Lima - Arequipa 1,009 km
Lima - Trujillo 557 km
Lima - Cusco 1,154 km
Lima - Tacna 1,293 km



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