San Miguel District, Lima
A view of San Miguel towards west at sunset
Location of San Miguel in the Lima province
|Coordinates: 12°4′38″S 77°5′34″W / 12.07722°S 77.09278°WCoordinates: 12°4′38″S 77°5′34″W / 12.07722°S 77.09278°W|
|Founded||October 5, 1920|
Eduardo Bless Cabrejas (PPS)|
|• Total||10.72 km2 (4.14 sq mi)|
|Population (2005 census)|
|• Density||12,000/km2 (30,000/sq mi)|
|• Demonym||San miguelino/a|
|Time zone||PET (UTC-5)|
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
The weather in San Miguel is moderately different from the other districts: it's often windy, cloudy and has lower temperature.
- (Spanish) Municipalidad de San Miguel - San Miguel district council official site
||Cercado de Lima|
|Pacific Ocean||Pacific Ocean||Magdalena del Mar|