Peru

By: Elijah Fleming

Landforms

-coastal plain, high-rugged,lowland jungle-rivers, lakes

Landform Facts

-chain of mountains width 200 to 400 miles
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Family

GENDER ROLLS

  • father is the head of the family-father major matters-Women cook, clean, care for children
CHILDREN

  • kids work when 10
FAMILY FACTS

  • -family important
  • -families three children

Natural Hazards

Earthquakes, Tsunamis, Flooding, Landslides, Volcanic activity

natrual resourses

-copper, silver, gold, petroleum, timber, fish, iron ore, coal, phosphate, potash, hydropower, natural gas
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Location

-South of Ecuador, South West of Colombia, West of Brazil, North West of Bolivia, North Chile, East Pocific ocean.

Population Density

57 people per square mile.

History

-independence from Spain on July 1821

-Peruvian Spanish war

Population Distribution

-72% urban

-28% rual

Facts

Trading Partners

-U.S.A, China, Spain, United kingdom, Chile


food & med.

-coffee

-quinine-bark from cinchona tree-used to treat malaria

-aspirin made from bark of willow tree


Life Expectancy

-Male: 66

-Female: 71


Tecnology

-Computers per 1,000

-43.0-Radios per 1,000

-269-TV per 1,000: 172


Highest Elevation

- Nevado Huascaran 22,205 ft


Capital

-Lima


Religon

-Roman Catholic 81.3%

-Evangelical 12.5%

-other 3.3%

-none 2.9%


Marage

-Rich people honeymoons


Government

-Executive Branch

-Legislative Branch

-Judicial Branch

Plant Life

Plant life ranges desert vegetation

-tropical forests

Rivers

Amazon

Marañón

Ucayli

Issuses

-deforestation, soil erosion; air pollution, pollution of water.

Climate

-veries from zone to zone

-Summer lasts mid-December-April-Winter on coast May\June

-November weather is chilly-damp-Sunny days in Lima winter rare, July, August-September

Language

-Spanish (official), Aymara, Ashaninka

Citations


Bliss, Pamela. The World Book Encyclopedia of People and Places(2007 Editions). Chicago: World Book, 2007. Print.


Falconer, Kieran, and Lynette Quek. Peru. New York: Marshall Cavendish Benchmark, 2006. Print.


Márquez, Herón. Peru in Pictures. Minneapolis: Lerner Publications, 2004. Print.


Mason, Paul. Italy. Chicago, IL: Raintree, 2006. Print


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"Peru Facts and Culture." Peru Facts, Culture, Recipes, Language, Government, Eating, Geography, Maps, History, Weather, News, Economy, Family, Fashion, Events. N.p., n.d. Web. 27 Mar. 2015.


Peru." CultureGrams Online Edition. ProQuest, 2015. Web. 1 Apr 2015.