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Miraflores: A Quick Guide


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A quick presentation of Miraflores, the most vibrant city in Lima, Perú.

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Miraflores: A Quick Guide

  1. 1. MIRAFLORES A Quick View
  2. 2. WE ARE One of the 43 districts of Lima, the capital of Perú. Located 8.5 km from Lima’s main square. 79 m above the level of the sea.
  3. 3. OUR LIMITS N: San IsidroW: Pacific E: Surquillo Ocean and Suco S: Barranco
  4. 4. SOME FACTSArea: 9,62 km2 85,000 hab (at 2007) 14 zones 779 blocks33,7832007) (at houses9604 comercial stores
  5. 5. OUR GREEN AREAS 1’109,610 m2 73 parks 10 squares 2 sport centers 301,700.00 m2 of cliffs
  6. 6. WEATHER12 - 30° C All year
  7. 7. DEMOGRAPHY Women Men37,823 47,242 At 2007
  8. 8. DEMOGRAPHY99,71% 43% 40 Economically activeLiteracy population Average age
  9. 9. EDUCATION 128private schools 12 pubic schools
  10. 10. ARTS AND CULTUREMiraflores is Lima’s center of the Arts. We’re always promoting expositions, interventions as “Music in your park”, poetry,and hosting places for people to express through the arts.
  11. 11. ARTS AND CULTURE Miraflores hosts most ofthe bookstores, theaters,galleries and coffee shops in Lima. Even a Book Fair takes place once a year in our main park!
  12. 12. LITERATURE “Peru is for me (…) the corner of Diego Ferré and Colón, in Lima’s Miraflores —we called it the Happy Neighborhood— where I exchanged short pants for long trousers, smoked my first cigarette, learned to dance, fall in love, and open my heart to girls”. Mario Vargas Llosa Nobel Prize in Literature 2010, Acceptance Speech
  13. 13. SPORTS We have many places to practice sports, for youngs and elders too. Parasailing, skate boarding and surf are some of the activities practiced here.
  14. 14. HISTORY The Huaca Pucllana, a great adobe and clay pyramid located in Miraflores, served as an important ceremonial and administrative center for the advancement of the Lima Culture, a society which developed in the Peruvian Central Coast between the years of 200 AD and 700 AD.
  15. 15. HISTORYThe Battle of Miraflores occured on January 15, 1881 in our district. It was an important battle during the War of thePacific that was fought between Chile and the forces of Peru.Although, the chilean forces finally invaded Lima, mirafloreans battled with courage defending the city.
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