World Library  
Flag as Inappropriate
Email this Article

Pachacamac District

Article Id: WHEBN0009504566
Reproduction Date:

Title: Pachacamac District  
Author: World Heritage Encyclopedia
Language: English
Subject: Villa María del Triunfo, Lurín District, Lima Metropolitan Area, List of postal codes in Peru, Districts of Lima
Publisher: World Heritage Encyclopedia

Pachacamac District

Pachacamac archaeological site
Pachacamac archaeological site
Coat of arms of Pachacamac
Coat of arms
Location of Pachacamac in the Lima province
Location of Pachacamac in the Lima province
Country  Peru
Region Lima
Province Lima
Founded January 2, 1857
Capital Pachacamac
Subdivisions 11 populated centers
 • Mayor Hugo León Ramos Lescano
 • Total 160.23 km2 (61.87 sq mi)
Elevation 75 m (246 ft)
Population (2005 census)
 • Total 54,763
 • Density 340/km2 (890/sq mi)
Time zone PET (UTC-5)
UBIGEO 150123

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.


  • History 1
  • Location 2
  • Political division 3
  • Capital 4
  • References 5
  • External links 6


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]


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 (}

}}: 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


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


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

External links

  • (Spanish) Official web site

This article was sourced from Creative Commons Attribution-ShareAlike License; additional terms may apply. World Heritage Encyclopedia content is assembled from numerous content providers, Open Access Publishing, and in compliance with The Fair Access to Science and Technology Research Act (FASTR), Wikimedia Foundation, Inc., Public Library of Science, The Encyclopedia of Life, Open Book Publishers (OBP), PubMed, U.S. National Library of Medicine, National Center for Biotechnology Information, U.S. National Library of Medicine, National Institutes of Health (NIH), U.S. Department of Health & Human Services, and, which sources content from all federal, state, local, tribal, and territorial government publication portals (.gov, .mil, .edu). Funding for and content contributors is made possible from the U.S. Congress, E-Government Act of 2002.
Crowd sourced content that is contributed to World Heritage Encyclopedia is peer reviewed and edited by our editorial staff to ensure quality scholarly research articles.
By using this site, you agree to the Terms of Use and Privacy Policy. World Heritage Encyclopedia™ is a registered trademark of the World Public Library Association, a non-profit organization.

Copyright © World Library Foundation. All rights reserved. eBooks from World eBook Library are sponsored by the World Library Foundation,
a 501c(4) Member's Support Non-Profit Organization, and is NOT affiliated with any governmental agency or department.