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Chaclacayo
Map of Lima highlighting Chaclacayo.PNG
Location of Chaclacayo in the Lima province
Coat of Arms
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Centro Tradicional Chaclacayo.jpg
Chaclacayo Street
Country  Peru
Province Lima
Founded April 24, 1940
Capital Chaclacayo
Area
Area
Elevation
39.5 km2
647 metres (2,123 ft)
Population (as of the 2005 Census)
Population
 - Total
 - Density

39,686
1004.7/km² 
Mayor Alfredo Enrique Valcarcel Cahen
Subdivisions 1 populated center
UBIGEO 150107
Official website
www.munichaclacayo.gob.pe

Chaclacayo is a district of the Lima Province in Peru.

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Location

Chaclacayo is located at the 27th km mark of the Carretera Central, the main road headed East starting in the Lima urban center.

Geography

Chaclacayo is a city in the valley of the Rimac river that runs from the Peruvian Andes to the Pacific Ocean. Its weather is typical of the Coastal Andes: During summertime (from December to February) it is warm and sometimes rainy; the rest of the year it is usually sunny, with average temperatures between 14º and 20º C. The coldest months are June and July, when temperatures can drop to 12º C.

Name

The name is derived from an Aymara word that means "at the foot of the carrizo". Carrizo is a plant that grows by the Rimac's riverside.

Main attractions

Places to visit in Chaclacayo are the Parque Central, the central park of the district. Around the park there are other landmarks: a well-known bakery, an Evangelical church, a bazaar, and the Chaclacayo District Council.

Neighborhoods

  • Urban Context
  • La Floresta
  • Alfonso Cobian
  • Vírgen de Fátima de Morón
  • Huascata
  • Miguel Grau
  • Villa Rica
  • Santa Rosa
  • Villa Mercedes
  • Santa Ines
  • Los Cóndores
  • Residential Clubs
  • El Cuadro
  • Los Cóndores

Miscellaneous

The peculiar shape of the district has made some think of Huampaní and Ñaña as being part of Chaclacayo. However those towns belong to the neighboring district of Lurigancho.

External links

Coordinates: 11°59′S 76°46′W / 11.983°S 76.767°W / -11.983; -76.767








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