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Peru Travel Guide

For other places with the same name, see Peru (disambiguation).

El Misti, Arequipa
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Quick Facts
Capital Lima
Government Constitutional republic
Currency Nuevo sol (PEN)
Area 1,285,216 km2
Population 29,496,000 (2010 est.)
Language Spanish (official), Quechua , Aymara
Religion Roman Catholic 90%
Electricity Mostly 220V/60Hz (Type A and C North American and Euro plug)
Calling Code +51
Internet TLD .pe
Time Zone UTC -5

Peru is a country in South America, situated on the western side of that continent, facing the South Pacific Ocean and straddling part of the Andes mountain range that runs the length of South America. Peru is bordered by Ecuador and Colombia to the north, Brazil and Bolivia to the east, and Chile to the south. Peru is a country that has a diversity and wealth not common in the world. The main attractions are their archaeological patrimony of pre-Columbian cultures and the center of Inca's Empire, their gastronomy, their colonial architecture (has imposing colonial constructions) and their natural resources (a paradise for the ecological tourism).


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