Just a few days before the anniversary of Lima’s 480 birthday, on January 18th, the National Institute of Statistics and Informatics has announced that the Peruvian capital has reached 9,752,000 inhabitants. Lima’s largest district is San Juan de Lurigancho (Eastern Lima), with 1,069,566 inhabitants.
A total of 1,796,113 are living in the central area of Lima, including downtown Lima, but also neighborhoods like San Isidro and Miraflores. Those districts have also more women than men (95 out of 100).
9.7% of the total population are under 5 years old.The districts with the lowest child population are – again – San Isidro and Miraflores.
The percentage of teenagers in Lima (12 to 17 years old) is also approximately 10%. And finally 11 out of every 100 inhabitants are older people; more than 1 million people aged 60 and over in the Peruvian Capital, that celebrated the day of it’s founding on January 18th. Lima was founded 480 years ago by the Spanish Francisco Pizarro.