Pachacamac District


Pachacamac archaeological site

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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.


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 (Spanish: Centros Poblados):


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


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

Coordinates: 12°13′48″S 76°51′33″W / 12.23000°S 76.85917°W / -12.23000; -76.85917

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