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Lurigancho
Map of Lima highlighting Lurigancho.PNG
Location of Lurigancho in the Lima province
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A house in Chosica aside the Rímac River.
Country  Peru
Province Lima
Founded January 2, 1857
Capital Chosica
Area
Area
Elevation
236.47 km2
861 metres (2,825 ft)
Population (as of the 2005 Census)
Population
 - Total
 - Density

125,088
529/km² 
Mayor Luis Fernando Bueno Quino
UBIGEO 150118
Official website
www.munichosica.gob.pe

Lurigancho is a district of the Lima Province in Peru, located in the valley of the Rímac River which it shares with neighboring Chaclacayo and Ate districts. It was created on January 2, 1857.[1] Its capital is the town of Chosica. The district has a total land area of 236.47 km². Its administrative center is located 861 meters above sea level.

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Demographics

According to a 2002 estimate by the INEI, the district has 125,088 inhabitants and a population density of 529 persons/km². In 1999, there were 32,327 households in the district.

Other facts

Its capital, Chosica, is located in the extreme east of the district, near the Huarochirí county line. Lurigancho counts on a Minor Populated Center inside the urban core of Lima, which is Santa María de Huachipa which is located in the extreme west of the district and adjacent to San Juan de Lurigancho. Other notable urban areas in this zone are Jicamarca and Cajamarquilla, where one of the principal Zinc refineries of the country is located. In the mountain zone in proximity to the refinery is located the Jicamarca Radio Observatory.

References

  1. ^ Alberto Tauro del Pino, Enciclopedia Ilustrada del Perú, vol. X, p. 1534.

External links

Coordinates: 12°02′S 77°01′W / 12.033°S 77.017°W / -12.033; -77.017


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