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Comas
Map of Lima highlighting Comas.PNG
Location of Comas in the Lima Province province
Coat of Arms
COA Comas District in Lima Province.png
Comas Lima.jpg
Street in Comas, 1991.
Country  Peru
Province Lima Province
Founded January 2, 1857
Capital La Libertad
Area
Area
Elevation
48.75 km2
140 metres (459 ft)
Population (as of the 2005 Census)
Population
 - Total
 - Density

464,745 (2005 census)
9,533.2/km² 
Mayor Miguel Ángel Saldaña Reátegui
UBIGEO 150110
Official website
www.municomas.gob.pe

The District of Comas located in the Province of Lima, Peru, in the Cono Norte area of the city of Lima, it's one of its most populous districts in the country.

Its current mayor is Miguel Ángel Saldaña Reátegui. The district's postal code is 7.

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Geography

Comas has a total land area of 48.75 km². Its administrative center is located 140 meters above sea level.

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Boundaries

Demographics

According to 2005 census, conducted by the INEI, Comas has 464,745 inhabitants, a population density of 9,533.2 persons/km² and 100,950 households.

History

During its first years of existence, Comas was a pueblo joven. Comas humble beginnings were a direct result of the many organized invasions, led by immigrants from the highlands during the 1970s. Most of these peasants arrived from the regions of Junín and Huacanvelica in the central sierra of Peru.

Poverty

Comas was one of the poorest districts in Lima, until recently when it developed into a middle class residential district.

Transport and communications

There are 3 main roads serving the district: Avenida Túpac Amaru, Avenida Universitaria and the Chillón-Trapiche Highway.

Today

Comas' economy, infrastructure, and civil society has grown at an extremely fast pace in the last decade. It boasts a large middle-class and has grown immensely from a pueblo joven in its not so distant past. In spite of the visible progress, it still exhibits vast swathes of pueblos jovenes growing within the area that is today's Comas.

Other facts

The only civil aviation school in Peru is located in Comas, in the Aeroclub de Collique.

External links

Coordinates: 11°56′0″S 77°4′0″W / 11.933333°S 77.066667°W / -11.933333; -77.066667


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