Lima is the capital and largest city, as well as the commercial and industrial center, of Peru.
Lima has a world renowned cuisine, which fuses Andean and Spanish culinary traditions.
The Mayor of Lima has authority over these and the 13 outer districts of the Lima province.
The historic Lima District (Cercado de Lima) is the core of the Lima Metropolitan Area, one of the 10 largest metropolitan areas in the Americas.
The historic center of Lima was declared a UNESCO World Heritage Site in 1988.
Jorge Chбvez International Airport in Lima is Peru's main hub for both national and international air traffic.
Lima had a rapid transit rail system, called the Lima Metro, under development in 2008.
Most foreign companies operating in the country are located in Lima.
Lima is an oasis in a barren, unvegetated, mostly flat desert of grayish-yellow sands in the Peruvian coastal plain, within the valleys of the Chillуn, Rнmac, and Lurнn rivers.
Texts frequently refer to Akhenaten's theology as a "kind of monotheism" (Montserrat: 36).
Thousands of French, Italians and Germans migrated to Lima during the early twentieth century.
In 2004, Lima's GDP represented 45 percent of Peru's GDP (five percent more than the previous year).
Some speculate that the Spanish created the word Lima in trying to say Rimac, which they heard from local inhabitants.
The Pan-American Highway and the Central Highway connect Lima to the rest of Peru, and there are three expressways in the city.
On the oldest Spanish maps of Peru, both Lima and Ciudad de los Reyes can be seen together as names for the city.
The province of Lima is divided into 43 districts which are administered by the Metropolitan Lima Municipal Council.
The name Lima may derive from the Quechuan word Rimac ("talker"), which is the name of a river that flows through the city.
Much of the industrial activity takes place in the area stretching west of Downtown Lima to the airport in Callao.
The temple of Pachacamac, located 40km southeast of Lima, in the Valley of the Lurнn River, which dates from 200 C.E., was an important administrative center under Inca rule.
The city proper of Lima is formed by 30 of these districts.
The Viceroyalty of Peru succumbed to campaigns of Simуn Bolivar (1783-1830) and Jose de San Martin (1778-1850), who proclaimed the independence of Peru in Lima on July 28, 1821.
Lima is the industrial and financial center of Peru.
A railroad line between Lima and Callao was completed in 1850, the iron Balta Bridge across the Rнmac River was opened in 1870, and the city walls were torn down in 1872.
Traditionally, Mestizos of mixed European (mostly Spanish) and Amerindian descent are the largest contingent of Lima's ethnic groups.
Metrosideros, Pandanus, and Coco are tree genera with a fairly ubiquitous distribution across Oceania.
During the early sixteenth century, the location of what became the city of Lima was inhabited by several amerindian groups under the domination of the Inca Empire.
The Historic Centre of Lima was declared a UNESCO World Heritage Site in 1988 due to its large number of historical buildings dating from the Spanish colonial era.
Most of the people who live in Mecca live in the old city.
The GDP per capita was also higher in Lima.
The size of Lima’s population provides a large, skilled workforce, and makes the city Peru's main market.
Chemicals, fish, leather, and oil derivatives are also manufactured and/or processed in Lima.
During the 1879–1883 War of the Pacific, with Bolivia against Chile, Chilean troops occupied Lima after the battles of San Juan and Miraflores, destroying parts of the city.
During the latter half of the twentieth century, unprecedented poverty and violence in the Andean highlands forced hundreds of thousands of Amerindian peasants to migrate to Lima, bringing an exponential increase in its population.
An earthquake struck on October 28, 1746, devastating the city, although Lima was rebuilt in a grandiose style.