Punta Hermosa

Punta Hermosa

Coat of arms

Location of Punta Hermosa in the Lima province
Coordinates: 12°20′S 76°49′W / 12.333°S 76.817°W / -12.333; -76.817Coordinates: 12°20′S 76°49′W / 12.333°S 76.817°W / -12.333; -76.817
Country  Peru
Region Lima
Province Lima
Founded April 7, 1954
Capital Punta Hermosa
Subdivisions 4 populated centers
  Mayor Carlos Guillermo Fernandez Otero
  Total 119.5 km2 (46.1 sq mi)
Elevation 18 m (59 ft)
Population (2005 census)
  Total 4,676
  Density 39/km2 (100/sq mi)
Time zone PET (UTC-5)
UBIGEO 150126
Website munipuntahermosa.gob.pe

Punta Hermosa is one of 43 districts of the Lima Province in Peru. The capital of the district is the village of Punta Hermosa. The district's main attractions are its beaches.


Punta Hermosa borders the Pacific Ocean on the west, the Lurín District on the north, Huarochirí Province's district of Santo Domingo de los Olleros on the east and the Punta Negra district on the south.

Political division

The district is divided into 4 populated centers (Spanish: Centros Poblados):

Beach resort

Punta Hermosa is located 42 km south of downtown Lima, to which it is connected by the Pan-American Highway. The district's main attraction is its beaches, which are visited by thousands of people every summer. The area, which used to be a resort/vacation district where visitors stayed only temporarily, has recently seen an urban expansion and an increase in permanent year-round residents.


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