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Ventanilla District

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Ventanilla District

Coat of arms of Ventanilla
Coat of arms
Location of Ventanilla in the Constitutional Province of Callao
Location of Ventanilla in the Constitutional Province of Callao
Country  Peru
Region Callao
Province Constitutional Province of Callao
Founded January 28, 1969
Capital Ventanilla
 • Mayor Omar Alfredo Marcos Arteaga
 • Total 73.52 km2 (28.39 sq mi)
Elevation 71 m (233 ft)
Population (2005 census)
 • Total 243,526
 • Density 3,300/km2 (8,600/sq mi)
Time zone PET (UTC-5)
UBIGEO 070106

Ventanilla is a district of the Constitutional Province of Callao in Peru, and one of the seven districts that comprise the port city of Callao. Covering more than half of the province's territory, it is Callao's largest district.

The current mayor of Ventanilla is Omar Alfredo Marcos Arteaga. It was officially established as a district on January 28, 1969. The first stone for the building of Ventanilla was placed on September 24, 1960 in what is now the Central Church of Ventanilla San Pedro Nolasco.


  • Geography 1
    • Boundaries 1.1
  • Demographics 2
  • External links 3


The district has a total land area of 73.52 km². Its administrative center is located 71 meters above sea level. Ventanilla is located in the northern part of the province.

Ventanilla is made up of eight urban zones and more than 160 neighborhoods (barrios).



According to the 2005 census by the INEI, the district has 243,526 inhabitants and a population density of 3312.4 persons/km².

External links

  • (Spanish) Municipalidad Distrital de Ventanilla
  • (Spanish) Todo Callao
  • Inka Magik helps this area through volunteering programmes.

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