Chorrillos District

Chorrillos District

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Chorrillos is a district of the Lima Province in Peru and part of the city of Lima. It gets its name from the Spanish word for "trickle of water". The district was originally founded as San Pedro de los Chorrillos and served as a deluxe beach resort until the late 19th century, when it was almost completely destroyed by Chilean forces during the War of the Pacific.

The current mayor of Chorrilos is Augusto Miyashiro Yamashiro. The district's postal code is 9.

Geography

The district has a total land area of 38.94 km². Its administrative center is located 37 meters above sea level.

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Demographics

According to the 2005 census by the INEI, the district has 262,595 inhabitants, a population density of 6,743.6 persons/km² and 60,353 households.

Attractions

It is famous for its beach resorts at La Herradura, its restaurants, particularly the picanterías (specialising in spicy dishes).

A planetarium (planetario) is located here, built on the historical Morro Solar. From Chorrillos, you can also enjoy a panoramic view of the bay of Lima and out to La Punta (Spanish for point, headland) and the San Lorenzo Island in Callao.

The only natural protected area in metropolitan Lima, the Pantanos de Villa Reserved Zone, is located in Chorrillos.

History

The area around the Morro Solar was once a pre-Columbian town known as......
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