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Lima, Peru, on the bank of the Rímac River

07-22-2021


Today’s Video of the Day from the European Space Agency features Lima, the capital and largest city of Peru. 

Lima is located on the Peruvian coastal plain within the valleys of the Chillón, Rímac, and Lurín rivers. 

According to ESA, one of the most notable characteristics of Lima is the barren desert that surrounds the city. The sand does not support plant life except for where water is artificially provided.

Lima is bordered on the west by the Pacific Ocean, and on the east by the foothills of the Andes Mountains.

With many historical buildings from the Spanish colonial era, the city’s historical centre was declared a UNESCO World Heritage Site in 1988.

Video Credit: ESA

By Chrissy Sexton, Earth.com Staff Writer

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