Friday, April 13, 2012
In the phonetic alphabet, Lima represents the letter L. Lima is also the capitol of Peru...
Lima was founded in 1535 by Francisco Pizarro (whom modern Peruvians look askance at, considering him the force behind the destruction of their indigenous culture, language, and religion) as la Ciudad de los Reyes, or "the City of Kings". It is located in the central part of the country, on a desert coast overlooking the Pacific Ocean. Together with the seaport of Callao, it forms a contiguous urban area known as the Lima Metropolitan Area. Lima is the fifth largest city in Latin America and one of the largest financial hubs in Latin America.