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Location of Comas in the Lima Province province
|Coat of Arms|
Street in Comas, 1991.
|Founded||January 2, 1857|
| 48.75 km2|
140 metres (459 ft)
|Population (as of the 2005 Census)|
464,745 (2005 census)
|Mayor||Miguel Ángel Saldaña Reátegui|
- North: Carabayllo
- East: San Juan de Lurigancho
- South: Independencia
- West: Puente Piedra and Los Olivos
During its first years of existence, Comas was a pueblo joven. Comas found its humble beginnings, as a direct result of the many organized invasions, led by immigrants from the highlands during the 1970s. Most of these peasants arrived from the regions of Junín and Huacanvelica in the central sierra of Peru.
Comas used to be one of the poorest districts in Lima, until recently when it developed into a middle class residential district.
Transport and communications
There are 3 main roads serving the district: Avenida Túpac Amaru, Avenida Universitaria and the Chillón-Trapiche Highway.
Comas' economy, infrastructure, and civil society has grown at an extremely fast pace in the last decade. It boasts a large middle-class and has grown immensely from being a pueblo joven in the not so distant past. In spite of the visible progress, it still exhibits vast swathes of pueblos jovenes growing within it.
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The only civil aviation school in Peru is located in Comas, in the Aeroclub de Collique.
- (Spanish) Municipalidad Distrital de Comas - Comas District Council official website
- (Spanish) ComasWeb - Comas District Portal