Punta Hermosa

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Punta Hermosa
—  District  —

Coat of arms
Location of Punta Hermosa in the Lima province
Coordinates: 12°20′S 76°49′W / 12.333°S 76.817°W / -12.333; -76.817Coordinates: 12°20′S 76°49′W / 12.333°S 76.817°W / -12.333; -76.817
Country Peru
RegionLima
ProvinceLima
FoundedApril 7, 1954
CapitalPunta Hermosa
Subdivisions4 populated centers
Government
 • MayorCarlos Guillermo Fernandez Otero
Area
 • Total119.5 km2 (46.1 sq mi)
Elevation18 m (59 ft)
Population (2005 census)
 • Total4,676
 • Density39/km2 (100/sq mi)
Time zonePET (UTC-5)
UBIGEO150126
Websitemunipuntahermosa.gob.pe
 
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Punta Hermosa
—  District  —

Coat of arms
Location of Punta Hermosa in the Lima province
Coordinates: 12°20′S 76°49′W / 12.333°S 76.817°W / -12.333; -76.817Coordinates: 12°20′S 76°49′W / 12.333°S 76.817°W / -12.333; -76.817
Country Peru
RegionLima
ProvinceLima
FoundedApril 7, 1954
CapitalPunta Hermosa
Subdivisions4 populated centers
Government
 • MayorCarlos Guillermo Fernandez Otero
Area
 • Total119.5 km2 (46.1 sq mi)
Elevation18 m (59 ft)
Population (2005 census)
 • Total4,676
 • Density39/km2 (100/sq mi)
Time zonePET (UTC-5)
UBIGEO150126
Websitemunipuntahermosa.gob.pe

Punta Hermosa is one of 43 districts of the Lima Province in Peru. The capital of the district is the village of Punta Hermosa. The district's main attractions are its beaches.

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Geography

Punta Hermosa borders the Pacific Ocean on the west, the Lurín District on the north, Huarochirí Province's district of Santo Domingo de los Olleros on the east and the Punta Negra district on the south.

Political division

The district is divided into 4 populated centers (Spanish: Centros Poblados):

Beach resort

Punta Hermosa is located 42 km south of downtown Lima, to which it is connected by the Pan-American Highway. The district's main attraction is its beaches, which are visited by thousands of people every summer. The area, which used to be a resort/vacation district where visitors stayed only temporarily, has recently seen an urban expansion and an increase in permanent year-round residents.

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