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Peru is a country in South America that's home to a section of Amazon rainforest and Machu Picchu, an ancient Incan city high in the Andes mountains. The region around Machu Picchu, including the Sacred Valley, Inca Trail and colonial city of Cusco, is rich in archaeological sites. On Peru’s arid Pacific coast is Lima, the capital, with a preserved colonial center and important collections of pre-Columbian art.

Languages: Spanish, Quechua


Ethnic Groups: Amerindian 45%, Mestizo (mixed Amerindian and White) 37%, White 15%,Black, Japanese, Chinese, and other 3%

Belief Systems:Roman Catholic 81.3%, Evangelical 12.5%, other 3.3%, unspecified or none 2.9%




Population: 30.4 million people (World Rank: 43rd) (2014 estimate)
Population Density: 61.6 people/mi^2 (People per Square Mile) (World Rank: 194th) (2014 estimate)
Population Growth: 1.15 %/yr (World Rank: 111th) (2013 estimate)
Life Expectancy: 74.8 years (World Rank: 99th) (2013 estimate)
Median Age: 25.5 years (World Rank: 109th) (2010 estimate) Sites for More Information:


Map of Peru
Map from the Cartographic Division of the United Nations

United Nations Country Profile for Peru

Peru - Country Profile
U.S. Library of Congress profile of Peru

Wikipedia Entry for Peru

Current News in Peru

Peru - Facts and Information 1
Columbia Encyclopedia Entry for Peru

Peru - Facts and Information 2
The World Factbook Entry for Peru

Culture and Tourism:

Traveling to Peru 1
from travelnotes.org

Traveling to Peru 2

Events in Peru

Travel Guide for Peru
Wikitravel Entry for Peru

Language Resources:

Study Spanish Online

Study Spanish Online 2
from mylanguages.org

Learn Spanish with Babbel

Spanish language, alphabet, and pronunciation
from omniglot.com

Spanish Language Games
from digitaldialects.com

Government Related:

Embassy of Peru
in Washington D.C.

Government Websites of Peru
Directory of government Websites and other links by Gunnar Anzinger.

Current Local Weather:

Local Weather Conditions

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