Peru

Where is it?

On the west coast of South America, above Chile.

Major cities

Lima (the capital) and Cuzco.

History

Peru was originally controlled by Spain. They gained independence in July, 1821. At the current time it is not controlled by any other country. There official languages are Spanish, Quechua, and Aymara.

Physical Features

Physical features include: dry coastal plains, tropical lowlands, and the Andes mountains.

Government and Diplomacy info

Peru has a republic government. The current president is Ollanta Humala. Peru is on good terms with Bolivia, Colombia, Ecuador, and Venezuela thanks to a trading bloc with them.

Economics and trade information

Currency: Nuevo sol


Economic system: capitalism


Imports: Crude petroleum, refined petroleum, cars, delivery trucks, and large construction vehicles.


Exports: Gold, copper ore, refined petroleum, lead ore, refined copper


Where they import goods: United States, China, Brazil, Ecuador, and Argentina.


Where they export goods: China, United States, Switerland, Canada, and Japan.

Tourist Information

Peru is a great place to visit. With it's great cuisine, rich traditions, and buetiful wild life, Peru should be a destination on your list!

What should you do?

What should you do in Peru? Well that's an easy question to answer. How about Machu Picchu. Or maybe your interested in visiting festivals. Another idea is visiting national parks like Huscaran National Park.