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

Country Profile for Peru
United Nations

Peru - Country Profile
U.S. Library of Congress


Current News in Peru

Peru - Facts and Information 1

Peru - Facts and Information 2
World Factbook

Culture and Tourism:

Traveling to Peru 1

Traveling to Peru 2

Events in Peru

Travel Guide for Peru

Language Resources:

Study Spanish Online

Study Spanish Online 2

Learn Spanish with Babbel

Spanish language, alphabet, and pronunciation

Spanish Language Games

Government Related:

Embassy of Peru
in Washington D.C.

Government Websites of Peru
by Gunnar Anzinger

Current Local Weather:

Local Weather Conditions

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