San Miguel District, Lima

San Miguel

A view of San Miguel towards west at sunset

Coat of arms

Location of San Miguel in the Lima province
Coordinates: 12°4′38″S 77°5′34″W / 12.07722°S 77.09278°W / -12.07722; -77.09278Coordinates: 12°4′38″S 77°5′34″W / 12.07722°S 77.09278°W / -12.07722; -77.09278
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

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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