Santa María del Mar (Peru)

This article is about the district in Lima, Peru. For other uses, see Santa María del Mar (disambiguation).
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°W / -12.417; -76.783Coordinates: 12°25′S 76°47′W / 12.417°S 76.783°W / -12.417; -76.783
Country  Peru
Region Lima
Province Lima
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.)
  Total 264
  Density 27/km2 (70/sq mi)
Time zone PET (UTC-5)
UBIGEO 150138

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.

Panoramic view of Santa María del Mar
Part of Santa María del Mar
Part of house in Santa María del Mar

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.


Street in Santa María del Mar

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.

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