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  Lima - Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia
Lima became the most important city in the Spanish Viceroyalty of Peru, which encompassed nearly all of Spain's possessions in South America during the colonial era (mid 1500s to early 1800s).
Lima is located in the Peruvian coastal desert, in the valleys of the Chillón, Rímac and Lurín rivers.
The Historic centre of Lima, located in downtown Lima and the Rímac District, was declared a UNESCO World Heritage Site in 1988 due the large number of historical buildings dating from the Spanish colonial era, a small number of which have now been restored.
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 LIMA (PERU) - LoveToKnow Article on LIMA (PERU)   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-10-22)
Lima is situated in the centre of the great north-western oil-field (Trenton limestone of the Ordovician system) of Ohio, which was first developed in 1885; the product of the Lima district was 20,575,138 barrels in 1896, 15,877,730 barrels in 1902 and 6,748,676 barrels in 1908.
Besides Lima (q.v.) the principal towns are Huacho, Canete (port), Canta, Yauyos, Chorrillos, Miraflores and Barrancothe last three being summer resorts for the people of the capital, with variable populations of 15,000, 6000 and 5000 respectively.
LIMA, the principal city and the capital of Peru and of the department and province of Lima, on the left bank of the river Rimac, 75 m.
55.1911encyclopedia.org /L/LI/LIMA_PERU_.htm   (2233 words)

  
 MSN Encarta - Lima (Peru)
Lima (Peru), city in west central Peru, capital and largest city of the country, located on the Pacific Ocean and adjacent to the Rímac River in Peru’s arid coastal region.
Lima’s metropolitan area has a population of 6.4 million, accounting for close to one-third of the nation’s total and a similar proportion of the country’s workforce.
Lima’s residents are spread among 33 separate municipal districts and the adjoining port of Callao.
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 Lima, Peru
The city of Lima could well be described as a progressive mixture of races, cultures, architectures and arts, all different from one another, which have fused over the course of time into a distinct cultural identity, one that still dominates the city today.
Lima's old "Cabildo" was refurbished after independence from Spain, and became the Municipalidad (seat of the city authorities), its biggest treasure being a library that has hardly changed since the building was founded.
Lima, however, was to become and still is a huge cultural mosaic, a condition particularly reflected in the local cuisine, which offers an exquisite variety of tastes and dishes.
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 Encyclopedia: Lima, Peru   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-10-22)
It is situated in a valley fed by the Rimac river, in the desert coast of the country near its Pacific port of Callao.
Lima was founded by Francisco Pizarro on January 18, 1535, becoming one of the main bases of Spanish power in Peru.
Stay away from beaches North from Lima and in Lima itself, as the city's sewage is dumped raw into the ocean (near the city's Southern districts), and the sea current flows Northwards.
www.nationmaster.com /encyclopedia/Lima,-Peru   (655 words)

  
 Lima : Introduction | Frommers.com
Lima once ranked as the richest and most important city in the Americas and was considered to be the most beautiful colonial settlement in the region.
Lima was home to some of the Americas' finest baroque and Renaissance churches, palaces, and mansions, as well as the continent's first university, founded in 1551.
Lima has calmed down a bit since the chaotic 1980s and 1990s, when the city was the scene of carjackings, kidnappings, embassy takeovers, and strong-arm political maneuvers.
www.frommers.com /destinations/lima/2868010001.html   (653 words)

  
 Lima Peru
Lima, located on the central western coast, is large, noisy, polluted and shrouded in a misty coastal fog for much of the year.
The Lord of the Miracles (Senor de los Milagros), the patron saint of Lima, is celebrated in October with a series of street parades that include a life-size replica of Jesus carried on an elaborate adorned altar.
Stand in the middle of this spacious and handsome square, by the 17th-centruy bronze fountain, and you are at the historic heart of the city.
www.peru-travel-adventures.com /lima-peru.html   (581 words)

  
 AllRefer.com - Lima, city, Peru, South America (South American Political Geography) - Encyclopedia
As the center of the viceroyalty of Peru, it was the capital of Spain's New World empire in the 17th and 18th cent.
Rebuilt several times, Lima reflects the architectural styles prevalent in various periods; much of the city is characterized by modern steel and concrete buildings.
Lima has a uniformly cool climate and during the winter is subject to the fogs and heavy mists peculiar to Peru's southern desert coast.
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 Peru: History   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-10-22)
Lima was founded in 1535 and became the focal point of Spanish expansion and domination of western South America.
Peru went to war with Spain (1864-1871); during the fighting Callao (Lima's main port) was damaged by heavy bombardment from the sea.
A boundary dispute with Colombia was settled in 1932 by the withdrawal of Peru from a large area in the Amazon plain.
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 Lima, Peru
Peru’s capital has been avoided by travelers in the past because of its gray weather, grimy downtown, and chaotic feel.
Bohemian Barranco, tucked on the edge of Lima’s crescent-shaped bay, is the nightlife district and favored backpacker’s den.
Catedral: After two decades of turbulence, the center of Lima is roaring back, and at the center of it all is a refurbished main square and the 16th-century cathedral, with elegantly carved choir stalls and a huge painting gallery.
www.moon.com /planner/peru/regions/lima.html   (359 words)

  
 CATHOLIC ENCYCLOPEDIA: Lima (Peru)
The city of Lima, in the Department of the same name, is the capital of the Republic of Peru, South America.
Lima continued to grow in importance, and in 1543 was made the see of a diocese which became an archdiocese in 1545.
After the evacuation Lima suffered from the political rivalries of Cáceres and Iglesias, and there was civil discord until the presidency of Nicolas de Piérola (1895), who in 1899 yielded the office to Eduardo Romaña, a Stonyhurst scholar, who held it until 1903.
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 Lima - Introduction   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-10-22)
Peru's incredibly rich and compelling archaeological heritage and its great natural beauty--remarkable even in a continent renowned for its exotic vistas--draw tens of thousands of visitors each year.
Lima runs at a slower pace than many South American metropolises; its rhythm is more traditional, and its people reflect a steadier, calmer constitution.
Lima's physical atmosphere is slightly dreamlike, mostly because of the garua--a mist that settles over the city between May and October.
www.geographia.com /peru/lima   (252 words)

  
 Lima Peru - Travel and Tours in Lima
This house is one of the oldest in Lima.
Casa Goyeneche or Rada (House of Goyeneche or Rada):
Lima, with a mild climate of neither heavy rain nor intense cold, can be visited quite easily at any time of the year.
www.enjoyperu.com /peru_travel_tours_information/peru_travel_destinations/peru_lima/lima_lima.html   (2093 words)

  
 Lima Peru travel guide and tourist information
Lima, the capital of Peru, is located on the west central coast of South America, 150 m/427 ft.a.s.l.
The city of Lima was founded by Francisco Pizarro on January 18, 1535, reaching its greatest splendor in the 17th and 18th centuries, during which it came to be the seat of the political and military power represented by the viceroy.
It was later, during the government of Mariscal Ramon Castilla, that Lima took an advanced step over the cities of the American continent by implementing a railroad for the first time in South America between the cities of Lima and Callao.
www.peru-travel.net /lima/lima.html   (2149 words)

  
 Trafico on Line Peru Travel Agency Tour Operator Lima
The department of Lima is located in the central occidental part of the country.
The word Lima comes from the word Rímac, which in quechua, the official language in the Inca empire, means hablador or talkative.
Cañete is a province of the department of Lima.
www.traficoperu.com /english/ciud17.htm   (1163 words)

  
 PERU Traveller Guide : Lima, the City of Kings
Lima is a metropoli of changes, place of contrasts and show case of all Peru.
Lima is by excelence, a city of museums.
As it was the entrance gate of Lima, it had to resist the pirates attacks during the 16th and 17th centuries.
www.geocities.com /TheTropics/Cabana/6110/lugares/lima.htm   (6577 words)

  
 Machu Picchu, Machu Pichu, Peru, The Inca Trail, Inca Trail, Cusco, Lake Titicaca and Lima.
Machu Picchu, Machu Pichu, Peru, The Inca Trail, Inca Trail, Cusco, Lake Titicaca and Lima.
Located on the west coast of South America, Peru boasts a desert strip running the length of its Pacific Ocean border and a vast interior Amazonian jungle in the east.
Today there are three national languages of Peru: Spanish, and the native Quechua and Aymara, accuratey reflecting the native Indian and Spanish roots that shape modern Peruvian society.
www.destination360.com /peru.htm   (333 words)

  
 Lima Peru Travel Tours and Incentives. Hotel Guide. Lima Photos
Lima was founded in 1535 by the Spanish colonialist Francisco Pizarro, and was also known as the City of the Kings due to the fact that it was founded on 6th January.
Lima is the political, administrative and cultural centre of Peru.
The centre or heart of modern Lima is situated in the Square of São Martin, in which a monument to the great patriot, Jose de San Martin, who proclaimed independence for Peru in 1821, can be found.
www.masitravel.com /destinos/lima/lima_en.htm   (277 words)

  
 Nota cultural: Lima
Lima, la capital del Perú, está situada en la orilla sur del Río Rímac a una altura de 156 metros sobre el nivel del mar. Es el centro comercial e industrial del país.
Lima, the capital of Peru, is located on the south bank of the Rímac River at a height of 512 feet above sea level.
Sebastian Salazar Bondy wrote the book "Lima the Horrible" because of the many socioeconomic problems that plagued the city during the 1950s and the 1960s.
www.studyspanish.com /comps/lima.htm   (204 words)

  
 Singles Vacations to Peru to meet Single Peru women
Lima's population of 6.5 million assures an ample supply of Single Peru women.
Lima possesses a number of interesting museums with exhibits of magnificent pieces from the PreColombian and colonial periods.
Ocopa (boiled potatoes in a seasoned sauce of cheese and nuts), aji de gallina (shredded chicken in a spiced milk sauce) and rocoto relleno (meat-stuffed pepper) are typical dishes.
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 Lima - The city of the kings. Lima, The capital of Peru
The department of Lima is located in the middle western part of the country.
Lima, also known as "The city of the kings", was founded on the 18
centuries, Lima became the most important and powerful city in this part of the continent, and the centre for all commercial and cultural activities.
www.aboutcusco.com /cusco/eng/cities01.asp   (377 words)

  
 Brief Historical Summary of the Railroads in Peru
It is the intention in this brief historical summary of the railroads in Peru to try to inform the reader of the main facts that affected the development and the construction of the railroads in the country.
It was connected in Lima to the Central Railroad by means of a bridge, remains of the pillars are still to be seen across the River Rímac that connected it with Desamparados station.
In 1934 the Lima Light, Power and Tramway Co, a subsidiary of English Electric, became the Lima Light and Power Co and the tramway to Chorrillos was transferred to the company.
www.pearcedale.com /c&b/peruhistory.htm   (8260 words)

  
 PERUSOURCE LIMA   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-10-22)
The downtown, historic core of Lima, including the Plaza de Armas, the Church of San Francisco, and some walking around to see the Colonial houses with their spectacular balconies.
The Peru Handbook's section on the center of Lima provides a good map and list of some of the more memorable of these.
The major archaeological attraction near Lima is Pachacamac, in the Lurin Valley about 40 minutes south of Lima.
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 FOLK MUSIC RADIO IN LIMA, PERU   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-10-22)
Peru is composed of two major ethno-geographic regions.
Other Spanish cities were founded up and down the coast, and Peru's coastal desert, focusing on Lima, became one of the strongest centers of creole Spanish culture in the New World, and remained so well after independence.
Today, folk music programming in Lima is still clearly directed at provincials residing in Lima by, of course, the music, but also by the types of ads and announcements and by the Andean cultural references made by the announcers.
www.swl.net /patepluma/south/peru/perufolk.html   (1682 words)

  
 Peru maps from Omnimap.com, world leader in map supply.   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-10-22)
Peru maps from Omnimap.com, world leader in map supply.
General map of Metropolitan Lima (with highways, main avenues and other important streets; districts, principal neighborhoods; points of interest; 1 km grid, detailed maps of downtown Lima, San Isidro and Miraflores, panoramic view of provinces of Lima and Callao).
The Lima 2000 map of Lima listed above is a better map for libraries as it shows all of the minor streets and covers the entire city, which the ITMB map does not.
www.omnimap.com /catalog/int/peru.htm   (855 words)

  
 Lima, city, Peru
Peru's Autonomous Electric Train Authority (AATE) has invited bids for a 30-year concession to operate the 10km urban railway in Lima which links the city centre to Villa Salvador in the south.(Peru) (International Railway Journal)
View from Lima: The capital of Peru, Lima was once a city that lived in contented harmony with its strange ecology and landscape.
The mechanisms of ethnic retention: later-generation Japanese immigrants in Lima, Peru.
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 Peru
Peru was once part of the great Incan Empire and later the major vice-royalty of Spanish South America.
Peru emerged from 20 years of dictatorship in 1945 with the inauguration of President José Luis Bustamente y Rivero after the first free election in many decades.
Terrorism: Peru and Algeria - In Peru, Tupac Amaru rebels took approximately 600 people hostage at the residence of the Japanese...
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 PERU NEWS PERUVIAN NEWS | HavenWorks.com/world/peru capital: Lima, Republic of Peru, Republica del Peru
Background: "Ancient Peru was the seat of several prominent Andean civilizations, most notably that of the Incas whose empire was captured by the Spanish conquistadors in 1533.
After a dozen years of military rule, Peru returned to democratic leadership in 1980, but experienced economic problems and the growth of a violent insurgency.
Peru News, Peruvian News, Peru, News, Peruvian, capital, Lima, Republic of Peru, Republica del Peru, Peru Reference,
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 Peru Tourist Information Machu Picchu, Cuzco, Lima, Cesar Dominguez   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-10-22)
He was new to me. He met me when I arrived at the airport in Lima after midnight, accompanied me to the place where I was staying, arranged the entire journey to cuzco and Machu Picchu.
When my children were scheduled to return to Lima, I was faced with the dilemma of how to safely occupy their time between the bus trip and their return flight.
I arrived in Lima, and had arranged for a guided tour of the city, with a young man who I found on the Internet named Cesar Dominguez.
www.infoperu.org /Cesar_Dominguez.html   (1925 words)

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