GENERAL INFO ABOUT PERU.

Peruvian map1. LOCATION:
Central and Occidental side of South America. Hemisphere South. Borders: North with Ecuador and Colombia, South witn Chile, East with Brasil and Bolivia and West with the Pacfic Ocean.


2. EXTENSIÓN Y POBLACIÓN:
1'285,215.50 kilómetros cuadrados. Algo más de 25 millones de habitantes.

3. OFFICIAL LANGUAGE:
Spanish. But the native laniguages are offcial in those places where the most of habitants speak one of those languages. The most populars are: Quechua, Aymara, Mutchik.

4. OFICIAL RELIGION:
Catholic, because more thanl 90% of the habitants are catholics.

5. GEOGRAPHY:
Peru is divided in 3 basic regions: Coast (level of the sea), Andes (by the Andes Mountain Chain) and Jungle. The Mountain Chain of the Andes divides Peru in those regions. Politicaly, Peru is divided in 24 departments. each department in provinces and each province in districts.

6. WEATHER:
Too much variety, dependieng on the season and region. For example, in the coast, on summertime (between january and march) the temperature could reach 28°C in the day and during the winter (between june and september) to 12° in the night. In the Andes could reach the 0° or below in the night.

 

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7. GOVERNMENT.

Peru is Republic with President and Parlament. Both are elected by the population every 5 years. The current President is the Doctor Alan García Pérez.

8. HISTORY.
The discovery of CARAL states that the high civilization of the old peruvians goes comes back from 3 thousand years B.C. So far we have been believing that Chavin Culture was the oldiest with 300 years BC. The History of Peru is divided basically in: Before Inkas (until XII century). Inkas Time (until the arrival of he spanishes in 1532), Viceroy times (until 1821 when begins the Emacipation period until 1874) and Republic.

9. CURRENCY.
Nuevo Sol (PEN). Check the exchange for today.

 

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