Peru

The land of the orchids

Geography

Bodies of water

-Lake Titicaca

-Amazon River

-Ucayali River

-Rio Marañon


Geographic Features

-Andes Mountains

-Sechura Desert

-Amazon Rainforest


Capital:Lima

Most people live : Lima and coast

Culture

Customs and Traditions

-Festivals with rituals

-Catholic traditions

Holidays

-"Fiestas Patrias"

-New Years

-Easter

-Christmas


Clothing

-Traditional dresses for girls

-Western-style clothing for boys

- All genders wear hats of all sorts


Food

- Lots of seafood (fish dishes) and meat

- Guinea pig and cat are popular dishes

- " Lomo Saltado" - beef dish

- Corn

- Chica- corn drink

- Vegetables- like the potato


Race and Ethnicities

- Mestizo's

- "Amerindian" - natives

- Indigenous

Sites to visit

Important Landmarks

- Machu Picchu

- Cusco

- Gocta Falls

- Cotahuasi Canyon (one of the deepest in the world)


Major Cities

- Lima

- Arequipa


Tourist Areas

- Lima

- Cusco

- Ancash


Tourist Attractions

- Historical sites

- Cathedrals

- Incan sites and buildings

- Cusco (most visited place in Peru)

Interesting Facts

Languages

- Spanish

- Quechua ( Incan language)

- Aymara

- English


Religions

- Roman Catholic

- Forms of Christianity


Independence

- July 28, 1821


Historical Events

- " Fiestas Patrias" (independence day)


Famous People from Peru

- Atahualpa- Incan Ruler

- "Paddington Bear"- a fiction character- originated from Darkest Peru

Unusual facts

1. The currency of Peru is the new sol.

2. There are over 3500 species of orchids in Peru.

3. In Peru, it's a tradition to give friends and family yellow underpants for New Years.

Websites

truenomads.com

latinamericasfun.com

peru.travel.com

Infoplease.com

limaeasy.com

Express.co.uk