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Peru : Wiki, Area, Biography, Location, Currency, Festivals & More

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CountryPeru
ContinentSouth America
Location9.19000 S, 75.01520 W
Map of Peru Map of Peru
Flag Flag of Peru
Area1,285,216 km²
Coastline1,500 miles
Neighboring CountriesEcuador

Bolivia

Colombia

Venezuela

Panama

Costa Rica

Paraguay

Guyana

Netherlands Antilles

Aruba

Suriname

Brazil

Trinidad and Tobago

Nicaragua

Grenada

French Guiana

Saint Vincent and the Grenadines

Chile

Honduras

Jamaica

Halti

Dominican Republic

Cayman Islands

Cuba

Turks and Caicos Islands

Time ZonePET (UTC -5)
Population31.826 million (2017)
Symbol Symbol of Peru
Independence DayJuly 28th, 1821
President of PeruPedro Pablo Kuczynski
Prime Minister of PeruFernando Zavala Lombardi
First Vice-President of PeruMartin Vizcarra
Second Vice-President of PeruMerceded Araoz
National Anthem‘’Himno Nacional del Peru (National Anthem of Peru)’’
Motto‘’Firme y feliz por la union (Firm and Happy for the Union)’’
National AnimalVicuna
National BirdAndean cock-of-the-rock
National TreeCinchona Trees
National FlowerCantuta
National DishCeviche
National DrinkPisco Sour
Cereals Produce MainlyBarley

Maize (White)

Maize (Yellow)

Potatoes

Rice

Sorghum

Soybean

Wheat

National ColourRed

White

National PoetCesar Vallejo
Popular SportsSoccer

Volleyball

National DanceMarinera
National LanguageSpanish

Quechua

Aymara

Seasons in PeruWet Season

Dry Season

Prestigious Awards of PeruMilitary Award – Order of the Sun

Civilian Award – Order of the Sun

Literature Awards – Nobel Prize in Literature, Miguel de Cervantes Prize, Romulo Gallegos Prize, Premio Planeta de Novela

Cinema Awards – Lima Film Festival

Traditional DressWomen’s Traditional Dress

Lliclla

K’eperina

Polleras

Monteras

Ajotas

Men’s Traditional Dress

Chumpi

Poncho

Chullos

Chuspas

Religion in PeruCatholic (81.3%)

Protestant (12.5%)

No Religion (2.9%)

Other Religion (3.3%)

Average Marriage age in Peru25.1 years for men and 20 years for women
CapitalLima (120 2.6’S 7701.7’W)
Number of Provinces196 Provinces
Largest Province in PeruLima
Smallest Province in PeruHuamanga
Number of Cities52 Cities
Largest City in PeruLima
Smallest City in PeruGuadalupe
Literacy rate97.3% (males)

91.7% (females)

Type of GovernmentRepublic

Unitary State

Presidential System

Constitutional Republic

GDPPPP – $429.711 billion (2017)

Nominal – $207.072 billion (2017)

GDP per capita$13,501 (2017)
Total Number of Peruvian Army78,400
CurrencySol (PEN)
Calling Code +51
Internet TLD.pe
ISO 3166 codePE
Festivals of PeruCarnival

Peruvian Paso Horse Festival

Inti Raymi

Corpus Christi

International Spring Festival

Historic MonumentsCity of Cuzco

Historic Sanctuary of Machu Picchu

Chavín

Lima

Arequipa

Protected Areas in Peru14 National Parks

7 National Sanctuaries

5 Biosphere Reserves

Longest River in PeruAmazon River
Longest Bridge in PeruPuente Continental Bridge
Largest LakeLake Titicaca
Largest IslandSan Lorenzo Island
Largest DesertAtacama Desert
Highest Mountain in PeruHuascaran
Biggest Dam in PeruLimon Dam
Biggest Waterfall in PeruYumbilla Falls
Biggest AirportJorge Chavez International Airport
Total Number of Airport234 Airports
Biggest AnimalJaguars
Largest TreeCeiba Hike
Total Number of Universities81 Universities
Tallest Building in PeruTorre Banco de la Nacion
Richest person of PeruEduardo Belmont Anderson
Best places to visit in PeruMachu Picchu

Cusco

Arequipa

Sacred Valley

Lima

Iquitos

Nazca Desert

Trujillo

Mancora

Puno

Official Websitehttp://www.machupicchu.gob.pe/
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