San Miguel District, Lima

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San Miguel
A view of San Miguel towards west at sunset
A view of San Miguel towards west at sunset
Coat of arms of San Miguel
Coat of arms
Location of San Miguel in the Lima province
Location of San Miguel in the Lima province
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Country Peru
Region Lima
Province Lima
Founded October 5, 1920
 • Mayor Eduardo Bless Cabrejas (PPS)
 • Total 10.72 km2 (4.14 sq mi)
Population (2005 census)
 • Total 124,904
 • Density 12,000/km2 (30,000/sq mi)
 • Demonym San miguelino/a
Time zone PET (UTC-5)
UBIGEO 150136

San Miguel is one of the 43 districts that are part of the Lima province and is part of the urban area of Lima, Peru. It is bordered by the districts of Bellavista and downtown Lima on the north; Pueblo Libre, Magdalena del Mar and downtown Lima on the east; the Pacific Ocean on the south; and the La Perla district on the west. It is located 20 to 30 min from the airport (depending on the traffic).

Its main avenues – La Marina, Universitaria and Elmer Faucett – are important economic centres. Plaza San Miguel mall, some hypermarkets and department stores are located in the intersection of La Marina and Universitaria. The Pontifical Catholic University of Peru, the Plaza San Miguel and the Parque de las Leyendas, Lima's main zoo, are located in this district.

Its current mayor is Eduardo Bless Cabrejas

File:Parque de las leyendas.jpg
Parque de Las Leyendas, the city's zoo

The weather in San Miguel is moderately different from the other districts: it's often windy, cloudy and has lower temperature.


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