Metropolitan Lima is not part of any of the twenty-five regions of Peru, and therefore has no regional government of its own. Instead, it is controlled directly by the Municipality of Lima. The mayor of Lima is Luis Castañeda Lossio.
Metropolitan Lima is divided into 43 districts (distritos; singular: distrito). Each district is headed by a mayor (alcalde).
The Lima and Callao Metropolitan Area (Spanish: Ãrea Metropolitana de Lima y Callao) is an area formed by the conurbation of the Peruvian cities of Lima (the nation's capital) and Callao.
The Lima and Callao Metropolitan Area is not to be confused with the area known as LimaMetropolitana (Metropolitan Lima), as this name refers only to the area occupied by the Lima Province and does not include Callao.
It is concentrated mainly in the coastal area and runs north-south along the Pacific coast for almost 200 km, beginning in the district of AncÃ³n, on the border with the Huaral Province of the Lima region, and ending in the district of Pucusana, on the border with the CaÃ±ete Province, also in the Lima region.
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