Villa El Salvador, Lima Region, Peru

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🇵🇪 Villa El Salvador is an urban, largely residential coastal district on the outskirts of Lima, Peru. It borders the district of Chorrillos on the east; the Pacific Ocean on the southwest; Lurín on the southeast; Villa María del Triunfo on the east and San Juan de Miraflores on the north.

History Villa El Salvador began in 1971 as a squatted pueblo joven (or shanty town) in the vast, empty sand flats to the south of Lima because of the urgent housing needs of immigrant families who had left the sierra of central Peru. A land invasion quickly created a town of 25,000 people. By 2008, it had grown to 350,000 people. Villa El Salvador evolved into a huge urban zone, largely self-organizing, for which it won some fame. Largely through the efforts of its inhabitants, the neighborhood was supplied with electricity, water, and sewage.

Villa El Salvador served as the home base for the activist María Elena Moyano, who helped organize the Federación Popular de Mujeres de Villa El Salvador (Fepomuves), a federation of women, which grew to encompass activities such as public kitchens, health committees, the Vaso de Leche program (which supplied children with milk), income-generating projects, and committees for basic education. Moyano was killed by members of the Shining Path, which used Villa El Salvador as a base in Lima.

Since June 1, 1983, Villa El Salvador has been formally (by law № 23605) established as a district within the Lima Province. In 1987, the community received a Prince of Asturias Award in recognition of its achievements. Villa El Salvador is twinned with Rezé, France and, since 2006, with Tübingen, Germany.

Festivities • October: Lord of Miracles.

Lima, Peru 
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Villa El Salvador has a population of over 393,300 people. Villa El Salvador also forms part of the wider Lima metropolitan area which has a population of over 10,800,000 people.

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Twin Towns, Sister Cities Villa El Salvador has links with:

🇳🇱 Amstelveen, Netherlands 🇫🇷 Rezé, France 🇩🇪 Tübingen, Germany
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Antipodal to Villa El Salvador is: 103,12.05

Locations Near: Villa El Salvador -77,-12.05

🇵🇪 Lima -77.033,-12.05 d: 3.6  

🇵🇪 San Isidro -77.033,-12.083 d: 5.2  

🇵🇪 Callao -77.15,-12.067 d: 16.4  

🇵🇪 Ancón -77.15,-11.733 d: 38.8  

🇵🇪 Chincha Alta -76.133,-13.45 d: 181.8  

🇵🇪 Huancayo -75.211,-12.075 d: 194.6  

🇵🇪 Pisco -76.2,-13.717 d: 204.6  

🇵🇪 Oxapampa -75.405,-10.574 d: 239.1  

🇵🇪 Huánuco -76.233,-9.917 d: 251.5  

🇵🇪 Ica -75.733,-14.067 d: 262.9  

Antipodal to: Villa El Salvador 103,12.05

🇹🇭 Trat 102.5,12.233 d: 19957  

🇹🇭 Chanthaburi 102.1,12.6 d: 19899.8  

🇰🇭 Battambang 103.211,13.1 d: 19896.1  

🇰🇭 Sihanoukville 103.822,10.896 d: 19858.6  

🇰🇭 Siem Reap 103.843,13.305 d: 19848.2  

🇹🇭 Rayong 101.256,12.674 d: 19813.3  

🇰🇭 Siem Reab 104.857,11.397 d: 19800.2  

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