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Lima, Perú  

Monument to General San Martin
Monument to General San Martin

The Coat of Arms of Lima
The Coat of Arms
of Lima
Lima is the capital and largest city in Peru, as well as the capital of the Lima Province. It is the cultural, industrial, financial, and transport hub of the country. The city lies on the coast adjacent to the Pacific Ocean, where the port of Callao is located.

The Lima Metropolis is among the world's most populated areas (8.4 million 2004 est.) with a very complex and diverse racial groups that make of Lima a true cosmopolitan city. The cities of Miami and Lima entered into a Sister City agreement on December 14, 1977.

 
Plaza Mayor
Plaza Mayor
History

Founded by Spanish conqueror Francisco Pizarro, Lima is also known as the City of Kings. For more than three centuries, Lima was the most important city and the greatest metropolis in South America. More than four centuries have passed since its founding as a Spanish city, and Lima has become an expression of Peru's mestizo heritage, with nearly one-third of the nation's population living in its metropolitan area.
 
Commerce and industry

Mayor of Lima Luis Castañeda and Commissioner Joe Sanchez
Mayor of Lima
Luis Castañeda and
Commissioner Joe Sanchez



Lima has substantial textile, paper, paint, and food products industries. In recent decades, Lima has rapidly expanded and the city has seen much unregulated development.









Lima Cathedral and Plaza de Armas

Total bilateral trade between Peru and the South Florida Customs District totaled $1.1 billion in 2004, representing a 10.9% increase from 2003. This figure accounts for $702 million in exports and $404 million in imports.




 
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