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Pachacamac
Map of Lima highlighting Pachacamac.PNG
Location of Pachacamac in the Lima province
Coat of Arms
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Pachacamac archaeological site
Country  Peru
Province Lima
Founded January 2, 1857
Capital Pachacamac
Area
Area
Elevation
160.23 km2
75 metres (246 ft)
Population (as of the 2005 Census)
Population
 - Total
 - Density

54,763
341.8/km² 
Mayor Hugo León Ramos Lescano
Subdivisions 11 populated centers
UBIGEO 150123
Official website
www.munipachacamac.gob.pe

The Pachacamac District is one of 43 districts of the Lima Province in Peru. The capital of the district is the village of Pachacamac. Its main asset is the archaeological Inca site Pachacamac.

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History

Pachacamac was first encountered by Hernándo Pizarro on January 30, 1530 while on his quest for gold and his search for a location of a new capital. In 1573 the city of Santísimo Salvador de Pachacámac was founded. In 1857 Pachacamac was founded as a republican district.[1]

Location

The district is located in the southern part of the Lima province at an elevation of 75m.

Political division

The district is divided into 11 populated centers (Spanish: Centros Poblados):

  • Pachacamac
  • Puente Manchay
  • Tambo Inga
  • Pampa Flores
  • Manchay Alto Lote B
  • Invasion Cementerio
  • Manchay Bajo
  • Santa Rosa de Mal Paso
  • Cardal
  • Jatosisa
  • Tomina

Capital

The capital of the Pachacamac district is the village of Pachacamac.

References

  1. ^ (Spanish) Pachacamac Municipality, History, Retrieved October 31, 2007.

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