Peru

By: Alyssa Wagner

Peru's area is about 496,225 square miles, three times the size of California. The capital is Lima. The terrain in Peru is coastal plains, rugged mountains, low lands, and tropical forests. The climate is usually arid and mild, or warm and humid. The population of Peru is about 28.7 million people. The main ethnic groups is Indigenous (45%), Mestizo (37%), Caucasian (15%), and African, Japanese, and Chinese (39%).

National Anthem

Peru National anthem Vocal

Area- 496,225 square miles.

Capital- Lima, Peru

Lima, Peru

Terrain

Coastal plains, rugged mountains, low lands, and tropical forests

Climate

Arid and mild, to frigid, to warm and humid.
Rain Keeps Falling

Population

28.7 million

Ethnic groups

Indigenous (45%), Mestizo (37%), Caucasian (15%), and African, Japanese, and Chinese (39%)
WWF- Indigenous People in Peru

Languages

Spanish, Quechua, Aymara, and other indigenous languages.

Major Industries

Food and beverages; textiles and apparel, nonferrous and precious metals; nonmetallic minerals; petroleum refining; paper; chemicals; iron and steel; fish meal

Agriculture

Coffee; cotton; asparagus; paprika; artichokes; sugarcane; potatoes; rice; bananas; maize; poultry; milk
The World: Incan Farming, Peru

Currency

Peruvian nuevo sol

Major religion

Christian
YOM Peru church service

Historical fact

Peru was part of a Great Incas Empire

Type of government

Republican

Famous actor from Peru

Christian Meier
Feliz aniversario Foro de Christian Meier Actor y Cantautor

Famous singer from Peru

Pedro Suarez Vertiz
Pedro Suárez-Vértiz - Se Que Todo Ha Acabado Ya

Famous athlete from Peru

Carlos Augusto Zambrano
Bloque Deportes: Farfán, Pizarro y Zambrano en la Bundesliga

Peru's President

Ollanta Humala
Entrevista al Presidente de la República, Ollanta Humala Tasso - 1

Peru's flag

Red and white colors. Was officially adopted on February 25, 1825. The coat of arms features a llama and a chichona tree. A centered cornucopia presenting prosperity.

High protein cereal in Peru

Quinoa

Corn kettles in Peru

Fiber

A tree in Peru that produces the base for aspirin

The willow tree contains a substance called salicylic acid which is a raw and unrefined equivalent to aspirin.

Puna, Peru

A Peruvian city noted for its proximity to one of the country’s must-see sights, Lake Titicaca, Puno is widely – and correctly – touted as simply a place to lay your head, with days invariably dominated by the chance to head off into the surrounding countryside and make the most of Peruvian nature at its best.

Cusco, Peru

The ancient capital of the Incan Empire and a World Heritage Site since 1983, Cusco—or Cuzco as it is commonly known—is a Peruvian city in the Urubamba region of the Andes Mountains nestled up around 11,000 feet. While it might have been the headquarters for a major empire in the past, the city is almost completely dominated by the tourist industry these days, and it could be described as the classic tourist trap in every since of the word.