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Map of Peru

Area in square kilometers

1,285,220 km2
Peruvian territory was home to the Norte Chico civilization, one of the oldest in the world, and to the Inca Empire, the largest state in Pre-Columbian America.
Peru is a representative democratic republic divided into 25 regions. Its geography varies from the arid plains of the Pacific coast to the peaks of the Andes mountains and the tropical forests of the Amazon Basin.
The Peruvian population, estimated at 29.5 million, is multiethnic, including Amerindians, Europeans, Africans, and Asians. The main spoken language is Spanish, although a significant number of Peruvians speak Quechua or other native languages.
Ica, in southern Peru, is known as a city of zero unemployment.
Peru is the world's largest exporter of fresh asparagus, primarily to the United States, and most of it comes from Ica.
Lo grandes fuertes y la férrea defensa peruanas pusieron en graves apuros a la flota española, que debió retirarse y dejar las aguas sudamericanas. Batalla de Arica, Óleo de Juan Lepiani.
Ya a 2008, la economía peruana es considerada con un nivel de crecimiento notable respecto a las otras economías del mundo, solo comparable a aquel de China. En el año 2008, este país creció un 9.
El único club peruano con títulos internacionales es Cienciano, que obtuvo la Copa Sudamericana en el 2003 y la Recopa Sudamericana en el 2004. El voleibol femenino peruano ha sobresalido con jugadoras como Cecilia Tait, Gabriela Pérez del Solar y Cenaida Uribe.
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Peru sets up consulate in Dubai = * Text size * * Seeks investment and wants to improve trade South American country
Trade and Investment Office of Peru - UAE at the Chamberthe ChamberLoading... premises. Al Ghurair noted that the permanent presence of a consular and commercial representation of Peru in Dubai will facilitate business and travel between both nations.
is an ideal venue to promote Peruvian food products in Dubai and the regional markets.
Peruanos de Nebraska comieron rico en Perú Logan Nerz y Bill Clemente, quienes participaron en el documental de la Marca Perú también viajarán a Machu Picchu.
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Ancient Peru was the seat of several prominent Andean civilizations, most notably that of the Incas whose empire was captured by the Spanish conquistadors in 1533. Peruvian independence was declared in 1821, and remaining Spanish forces were defeated in 1824.
dozen years of military rule, Peru returned to democratic leadership in 1980, but experienced economic problems and the growth of a violent insurgency.
volcanism: Peru experiences volcanic activity in the Andes Mountains; Ubinas (elev.
optimism to Peru's capital that did not exist in the 1980s and '90s. Still, poverty and the legacy of war linger.
Reporting from Lima, Peru— Lima was always gray. The Peruvian capital, for much of the year, had this overcast dullness; the sun rarely shone, it never rained, it was just damp and gray. Your hair didn't dry. Your clothes molded, literally, in the closet.
When I returned to Peru this month for the first time in 26 years, Lima was still damp and gray. That had not changed. But many other things had.
lower cost option to learn Spanish in Peru is part of AmeriSpan's Study Abroad: Push It Forward initiative.
Peru is the third-largest country in South America and is approximately three times the size of California. Major cities: Lima (capital), Arequipa, Chiclayo, Cuzco, Huancayo, Ica, Trujillo, Ayacucho, Piura, Iquitos, and Chimbote.
Peru (UPP), Somos Peru (SP), National Restoration (RN), and Force 2011. Suffrage: Universal and mandatory for citizens 18 to 70. Economy GDP (2009): $127.22 billion. Annual growth rate: 9.8% (2008); 0.9% (2009). Per capita GDP (2009): $4,365.
Peru is the fifth most populous country in Latin America (after Brazil, Mexico, Colombia, and Argentina). Twenty-one cities have a population of 100,000 or more. Rural migration increased the urban population from 35.
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COUNTRY DESCRIPTION: Peru is a developing country with an expanding tourism sector. A wide variety of tourist facilities and services is available, with quality varying according to price and location. Read the Department of State Background Notes on Peru for additional information.
Visit the Embassy of Peru Website for the most current visa information. Peru does not require any immunizations for entry, although it recommends vaccination against Yellow Fever. The U.S.
Getting around Peru is fairly safe and easy, especially compared to some of its South American neighbours. However rugged terrain, unpredictable weather, dodgy operators and criminals can still throw a spanner in the works if you’re not careful.
bus is the preferred way to get around Peru for locals and tourists alike. The quality of the vehicles generally corresponds to the popularity of the destination.
Because bus is the standard transport for Peruvians, depots can be found in the centre of almost any town, offering impressively regular services. However a bus company’s ticket office and its departure point aren’t always the same place. Arequipa is one notable example.
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 a country that has a diversity and wealth not common in the world.
Although Peru has rich natural resources and many great places to visit, many of the people live in poor conditions. 36% of the population live under the poverty line. The rich, consisting mostly of a Hispanic (or "Criollo") elite, live in the cities.
expanse of the Amazon rainforest, Peru offers such a wide range of experiences that it can be difficult to choose between them. Solemn pilgrimages honor gods both Christian and indigenous. Neon-lit discos get jam-packed with reveling youth. Ancient ruins divulge prehistoric secrets.
Peru is home to snow-capped mountains, giant sand dunes, flocks of brightly hued tropical birds, postcard-perfect volcanoes and rocky Pacific outcroppings inhabited by argumentative sea lions.
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The world-class surfing in Peru is a local craze, and ready and waiting for its international close-up.
In Peru, Machu Picchu and Its Sibling Incan Ruins Along the Way By MARK ADAMSJune 24, 2011 Join the crowds and take the easy way up Machu Picchu. Or follow the trail of early explorers and see a handful of rarely seen Incan masterpieces.
Peru: Land of the Inca Explore Machu Picchu with a National Geographic expert—delve into the world of the Inca on a nine-day expedition to Cusco, Lima, and the Urubamba Valley.
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Peruvian presidential election against his rival, Keiko Fujimori. Mr. Humala’s victory would be a rebuke of the economic model that has driven robust growth in Peru, even as millions of citizens who are mired in poverty have felt left out.
reflected broad discontent over how Peru’s economic boom was failing to lift many people out of dire economic conditions. Peru’s economic growth has awed its neighbors and transformed parts of Lima, the capital, into glittering districts of office towers and expensive boutiques.
“Octubre,” a Peruvian film, shows how life changes for a shabby moneylender in Lima when an infant is left on his bed.
Demonstrators march against violence in Juliaca, southern Peru, on June 25, 2010. Canada's Bear Creek Mining Corp. said it will use "all available avenues" to insist on its right to open a silver mine in the mountains of southeastern Peru, after authorities suspended its concession. - Demonstrators march against violence in Juliaca, southern Peru, on June 25, 2010.
There was a sharp selloff in Peru-focused mining stocks on Monday after the government cancelled one of Bear Creek Mining Corp.’s BCM-X silver projects in the mineral-rich South American country.
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Peru national team midfielder Luis Ramirez at the three-nation Kirin Cup football tournament against Japan at the Big Swan Stadium in Niigata on June 1, 2011. View Photo » 4.