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Rímac River

Rímac River

Rímac River, a waterway in coastal Peru flowing east-west from the central highlands to the Pacific Ocean. The Rímac joins the Santa Eulalia River to form the main valley of the Peruvian capital city, Lima. The water supply of this river depends mainly on seasonal highland rains. On the coast during the dry months of June to October, the Rímac's water flow is reduced to a trickle. Old Lima was founded by the Spaniard Francisco Pizarro in 1535 along the southern banks of the Rímac. By the eighteenth century the Lima district of Rímac had developed on the northern side of the river, connected to Old Lima through bridges. The town of Chosica, just north of Lima, is another urban settlement in the Rímac Valley.

See alsoLima .

BIBLIOGRAPHY

Manuel A. Fuentes, Lima, apuntes históricos, descriptivos, estadísticos y de costumbres (1867).

Additional Bibliography

Atlas ambiental popular del cuenca alta del Río Rímac. Lima: OACA: Christian Aid, UK, 2003.

Hunefeldt, Christine. A Brief History of Peru. New York: Facts on File, 2004.

Tello, Julio C. Arqueología del valle de Lima. Lima: Museo de Arqueología y Antropología, Universidad Nacional Mayor de San Marcos, 1999.

                                       Alfonso W. Quiroz

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