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1. (lē′mə) The capital and largest city of Peru, in the west-central part of the country near the Pacific Ocean. Founded by Francisco Pizarro in 1535, it was the chief city of Spain's South American colonies until the 1800s. Lima was largely rebuilt after earthquakes in 1687 and 1746.
2. (lī′mə) A city of northwest Ohio south-southwest of Toledo. It grew with the discovery of oil in the late 1800s.
1. (Placename) the capital of Peru, near the Pacific coast on the Rímac River: the centre of Spanish colonization in South America; university founded in 1551 (the oldest in South America); an industrial centre with a port at nearby Callao. Pop: 8 180 000 (2005 est)
2. (Communications & Information) communications a code word for the letter L
the capital of Peru, near the Pacific coast. 6,321,173.
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|Noun||1.||Lima - capital and largest city and economic center of Peru; located in western Peru; was capital of the Spanish empire in the New World until the 19th century|