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The Andes Lima, Lima , Peru About Lima Provinces:

Lima is one of the twenty-five regions of Peru. Located in the central coast of the country. The region is divided into nine provinces which are composed of 128 districts. Its regional seat capital city is Huacho. It has some very beautiful bays, and appropriate for ports.

Climate: Lima has a warm temperate climate with cool summers and some rainfall in all months, the average high  temp is 27 °C in the month of October and average low temp is 10 °C in the month of February. The  city is predominantly dry in winter, autumn and spring due to the low atmospheric moisture. Arequipa has also 300 days of sunshine a year on average.

Lima Region MapGeography: It is located in the central coast of the country. The region is bordered by the Ancash Region on the north, the Huanuco Region, Pasco Region and Junin Region on the east, the Huancavelica Region on the southeast, the Ica Region on the south, and the Pacific Ocean and the Lima Province on the west.

History: In Lima are to be found the remains of the first Andean inhabitant: hunters and harpoon fishermen, about 1,000 years ago. Lima was founded on January 18, 1535 by the conquerer Francisco Pizarro. Before becoming the capital of the Viceroyalty of Peru, it was a first class religious place of worship. During the colonial period, Lima reached its greatest splendor in the XVII century in which progress, the construction of great houses and palaces went together with the luxury and prosperity of the nobility made Lima the richest among all colonies.

The San Lorenzo IslandRivers and Mountains: Lima has several copious rivers, such as the Huaura, Pativilca, Chillon, Canete and Rimac, this last one with a course of 160 KM, formed by its union with the Santa Eulalia near Chosica. The Andes reach down to the shore in great altitude. The Cerro de Pasamayo reaches almost 1,000 meters in height. Lima has along its shores a great number of islands, keys, and reefs. The San Lorenzo Island is the biggest one of the Pacific Ocean Islands of Peru. Islands such as the Pachacamac, Asia and El Fronton, are sizeable deposits of guano.

Cerro de Pasamayo, Lima , Peru Sea: The sea at Lima has some very beautiful bays, appropiate for ports such as the ones in Cerro Azul, Chancay and Huacho. Besides it has a great ictiologial richness, that is different from the ones in the northern and southern seas.

Minerals: Lima, named "City of the Kings" by the spaniards is today Peru's first financial and industrial center. Lima has in its Andean zone a great variety of minerals such as copper, silver, calcium and salt. Mines from Casapalca to San Mateo contain silver and copper. The coal zone of the central basin reaches Oyon, 100 KM from the sea.

The Pachacamac, Lima , Peru Capital city: Huacho is the capital of the Lima Region. The city is located on the Pan-American Highway, and close to the Lomas de Lachay National Park so it has extensive vegetation and wildlife. Huacho is home to the annual Guinea Pig Festival. It has was one of the main trade centers of northern Lima. The city is located 223 feet above sea level and 148 km north of the city of Lima. On November 10, 1874, Huacho was elevated to the category of city and was made capital of the province even when it was separated from Chanchay , and the province of Huaura was created.

Lima city, Lima , Peru Lima: Lima  is the capital city and the largest city of Peru. Lima was founded by Spanish conquistador Francisco Pizarro on January 18, 1535. After the Peruvian War of Independence, it became the capital of the Republic of Peru. Lima is home to one of the oldest higher learning institutions in the New World, The National University of San Marcos, founded on May 12, 1551 during Spanish colonial regime. Lima also hosted the 2014 United Nations Climate Change Conference in December of that year. Lima's architecture is characterized by a mix of styles. Examples of early colonial architecture include the Monastery of San Francisco, the Cathedral of Lima and the Torre Tagle Palace. These constructions are generally influenced by the Spanish Baroque, Spanish Neoclassicism, and Spanish Colonial styles.

The Palace of Torre, Lima , Peru Tourisms: The City of Lima has many touristic centers: museums such as the Magdalena, and the Gold Museum; site museums in Pachacamac and Puruchuco; churches and colonial houses such as San Francisco, La Merced and the Palace of Torre. The Region features Beautiful beaches, a varied cuisine and a variety of spectacles, everything that a tourist is eager to find. There are thermal baths such as the Churin and numerous beaches within Metropolitan Lima. In Lima reigns the "criollismo". The religious faith, whose gratest expression is the worldwide known prossession of the Señor de los Milagros or Cristo Morado de Pachacamilla in the month of October.


Regions of Peru

Amazonas Ancash Apurimac Arequipa
Ayacucho Cajamarca  Callao Cusco
Huancavelica Huanuco  Ica Junin
La Liberatad Lambayeque Lima Loreto
 Madre de Dios Moquegua  Other   Pasco
Piura Puno San Martin  Tacna
  Tumbes Ucayali

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