|San Juan de Lurigancho|
Location of San Juan de Lurigancho in the Lima province
|Founded||January 13, 1967|
|Capital||San Juan de Lurigancho|
220 metres (722 ft)
|Population (as of the 2005 Census)|
1.106.453 (2008 estimated)
San Juan de Lurigancho is a district in Lima, Peru, located in the area known as Cono Este. It is sometimes referred to as simple "SJL" on various forms of transportation. With a current population that may have exceed one million people, it is the country's most populous district and possibly one of the largest urban neighbourhoods in the world.
On the north, it is bordered by the districts of Carabayllo and San Antonio, which is in the Huarochirí Province. San Juan de Lurigancho is bordered by Comas, Independencia and Rímac on the west; and Lurigancho on the east. The Rímac River marks the district's border with downtown Lima and El Agustino on the south.
The most important urban areas in the district are Mangomarca, Zárate, Las Flores de Lima, Canto Grande and Bayovar. One of the first urban areas in San Juan de Lurigancho is Caja de Agua; which is located at the entrance of the district. Caja de Agua is surrounding by San Cristobal and Santa Rosa hills from south to west and the Próceres de la Independencia Avenue separates Caja de Agua from Zárate.
The major park in the district, "Parque Municipal", has a wide range of sports fields, children's play structures and a large swimming pool. Entrance to the park is 1 peruvian nuevo sol (Nov 2008).
San Juan de Lurigancho is serviced by many bus routes that connect it with almost all of the other districts in Lima.
The main route that connects San Juan de Lurigancho with the rest of the Lima and Callao Metropolitan Area is the Próceres de la Independencia Avenue. The Puente Nuevo, or New Bridge (actually a combination of two bridges with traffic going in opposite directions), inaugurated in 1993, provided a long-needed direct link to El Agustino and points south and east.
Two of Peru's largest jails are located in San Juan de Lurigancho: Castro-Castro jail and San Pedro.
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