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ABOUT PERU

SITUATION

It is the third largest country in South America after Brazil and Argentina, bordering on the South Pacific Ocean, it possesses a diverse and complex geography.

- Coast (West): Narrow band in the desert splashed with urbanized oases, as Lima city, they extend along the Pacific Ocean, there is located the Lines of Nazca, the beautiful beaches of the Pacific Ocean between others.

- The Andes (Centre): Here is located the Andes mountain range, whose highest point is Huascarán mount 6768 m. and a susetion of mountain ranges such as: Vilcabamba, Ausangate, Vilcanota, Blanca, Negra. Huayhuash, between others. In this region are located the archaeological complexes of Chavín de Huantar, Machu Picchu, Choquequirao between others. Also here we find the beautiful Colca Canyon.

- Plateau: Immense plateau in the South of the Mountain range, dominated by Titicaca Lake.

- Jungle: More to the East in the Center of the territory, where spread the immense tropical forests of the region, watered by the Amazon, Ucayali and The grand Amazon.

GENERAL INFORMATION

Country Name: Republic of Peru

Area: 1 285 215 sq Km

Map reference: South America

Location: Western South America, bordering the South Pacific Ocean, between Chile and Ecuador

Frontiers: Ecuador, Colombia, Brasil, Bolivia and Chile

Currency: S/. Nuevo Sol 1€ = 4.00 Nuevos Soles and 1 $ = 3.00 Nuevos Soles.

Population: 27,925,628 (July 2005 est.)

Languages: Spanish (official), Quechua (official), Aymara, and a large number of minor Amazonian languages.

Capital: Lima

President: Alan Garcia

National holiday: 28 July 1821 (Independence day)

Administrative divisions: 25 regions; Amazonas, Ancash, Apurimac, Arequipa, Ayacucho, Cajamarca, Callao, Cusco, Huancavelica, Huanuco, Ica, Junin, La Libertad, Lambayeque, Lima, Lima, Loreto, Madre de Dios, Moquegua, Pasco, Piura, Puno, San Martin, Tacna, Tumbes and Ucayali.

Religion: Roman Catholic 81%, Seventh Day Adventist 1.4%, other Christian 0.7%, other 0.6%, unspecified or none 16.3% (2003 est.)

Climate: varies from tropical in east to dry desert in west; temperate to frigid in Andes

TO KEEP ON MIND

- Electric current: 220 V. Appliances using 110 V. will requiere a transformer

- Local time: The time difference between Peru and Greenwich Meridian is five or six hours, depending on the yearly season: The Hour in Peru remains the same throughout the year.

- Teléphone: To make an international call, dial: 00 + country code + city code + telephone number.

To call from one city to the next, dial: 0 + city code + telephone number.

For more general information about Peru, visit www.peru.info.

 

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