Everything You Need to Know About Peru

About Peru

Peru gained independence on July 28, 1821. Some major cities in Peru are Lima (the capital), Arequipa, Callao, and Trujillo. The official language of Peru is Spanish.

Where is Peru?

Peru is located in Western South America, bordering the South Pacific Ocean, between Chile and Ecuador. A few physical features in Peru are the Andes Mountains, coastal plains, and the Amazon Basin.


The currency in Peru is the Peruvian neuvo sol. Peru's government is a Constitutional Republic, lead by president Alberto Fujimori.


The scenery is beautiful in Peru, both natural and man made. Visitors can enjoy great hiking areas with amazing scenes and exotic animals at Manu National Park.
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