Santa María del Mar (Peru)
|Santa María del Mar|
Santa María beach
Location of Santa María del Mar in the Lima province
|Coordinates: 12°25′S 76°47′W / 12.417°S 76.783°WCoordinates: 12°25′S 76°47′W / 12.417°S 76.783°W|
|Founded||January 16, 1962|
|• Mayor||Viviana Isabel Pilar Hilde Herminia Roda Scheuch de Arias|
|• Total||9.81 km2 (3.79 sq mi)|
|Population (2002 est.)|
|• Density||27/km2 (70/sq mi)|
|Time zone||PET (UTC-5)|
Santa María del Mar is a district in southern Lima Province in Peru. It is bordered by the Pacific Ocean on the west, the district of San Bartolo on the north, the Chilca District of the Cañete Province on the east, and the Pucusana District on the south.
It is well known for its beaches and attracts many beachgoers every summer. Many of them also rent apartments during this season, making its population increase considerably. The district has some restaurants and a club with a large seawater swimming pool. The most popular beaches in the district are Santa María and Embajadores.
Santa María del Mar began as part of the San Bartolo District, but after an urbanization process that started in 1943, it became a district in 1962.
- (Spanish) Municipality of Santa María del Mar