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San Isidro
Map of Lima highlighting San Isidro.png
Location of San Isidro in the Lima Province province
Coat of Arms
COA San Isidro District in Lima Province.png
Country  Peru
Province Lima Province
Founded April 24, 1931
11.1 km2
109 metres (358 ft)
Population (as of the 2005 Census)
 - Total
 - Density

68 309
6165.6 people/km² 
Mayor Enrique Antonio Meier Cresci
UBIGEO 140124
Official website

San Isidro (Lima 27) is a district of the Lima Province in Peru, and one of the upscale districts that comprise the city of Lima.

Officially established on April 24, 1930, San Isidro has become a major financial quarter in recent years, as many banks and businesses left downtown Lima to set up their headquarters in modern office blocks.



The district has a total land area of 9.78 km². Its administrative center is located at 109 meters above sea level.


For more than fifty years, the border at the western area of the district has been disputed with neighboring Magdalena del Mar. A judge ordered the councils of both districts to deposit the money of the affected areas' taxpayers in the National Bank of Peru until this long-standing conflict is resolved.


According to a 2002 estimate by the INEI, the district has 68,438 inhabitants and a population density of 6,165.6 persons/km². In 1999, there were 20,598 households in the district.


Panoramic view of San Isidro as seen from the southwest, across the Lima Golf Club, founded in 1924.

San Isidro prides itself on being home to many Peruvian artists. A few museums, as well as the Huaca Huallamarca, a pre-Inca burying temple which dates back to the 4th century where concerts and exhibitions are held occasionally, show the cultural heritage of the district.

Notable residents of San Isidro include painter Fernando de Szyszlo and Miss Peru 1965 Frieda Holler, among others.


  • 21 banks, 50 agencies, San Isidro is the financial center of Peru.
  • Commercial centers, supermarkets and other stores
  • Monuments to the independence heroes and other personalities of the district
  • 15 Catholic Churches, synagogues and temples of other religions

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