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Dating habits in peru

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The population, estimated at 0.6 million in 1940, reached 1.9 million by 1960 and 4.8 million by 1980.

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Following the Peruvian War of Independence, it became the capital of the Republic of Peru. It is located in the valleys of the Chillón, Rímac and Lurín rivers, in the central coastal part of the country, overlooking the Pacific Ocean.Together with the seaport of Callao, it forms a contiguous urban area known as the Lima Metropolitan Area.The city underwent renewal and expansion from the 1890s to the 1920s.During this period the urban layout was modified by the construction of broad avenues that crisscrossed the city and connected it with neighboring towns.With a population of more than 10 million, Lima is the most populous metropolitan area of Peru and the third-largest city in the Americas (as defined by "city proper"), behind São Paulo and Mexico City.

Lima was founded by Spanish conquistador Francisco Pizarro on January 18, 1535, as Ciudad de los Reyes.

Linguistic evidence seems to support this theory as spoken Spanish consistently rejects stop consonants in word-final position.

Non-Peruvian Spanish speakers may mistakenly define the city name as the direct Spanish translation of "lime", the citrus fruit.

After independence, Lima became the capital of the Republic of Peru but economic stagnation and political turmoil brought urban development to a halt.

This hiatus ended in the 1850s, when increased public and private revenues from guano exports led to a rapid development of the city.

As the Spanish Crown had named Pizarro governor of the lands he conquered, A combined expedition of Argentine and Chilean patriots under General José de San Martín landed south of Lima in 1820 but did not attack the city.