Welcome to Peru

Firme y feliz por la unión

Peru Culture

The culture in Peru can be close to our Culture here in America. Starting, their foods they eat are very different to our foods, one popular food in Peru is Ceviche with is a fish dish with lemon and garlic seasons. Another fact about Peru's food is that the Peruvians eat Guinea Pigs for daily snacks! As, well Peruvians also like to enjoy their recreation time. Some things they like playing is fùtbol (soccer), skateboarding, surfing and, rally car racing. Most Peruvians either wear Western style clothing, and the younger generations wear more casual clothing. The younger people wear usual jeans and a tee shirt, compared to the traditional Western style clothing. In Peru they celebrate a holiday very popular, called Christ of Miracles. All around the town the people place pictures of the miracles of Jesus.

Peru History

Peru has a lot of history behind the voting ,heritage and many more. Fujimori was president for a third term in May 2000. After Fujimori fled his opponent Alejandro Toledo, was elected as the nation's first president of indigenous heritage. Toledo was largely unsuccessful In delivering on his stated goals about fighting in poverty and opportunities. Alejandro Toledo was replaced by Alam Garcia in 2006. After Alan Garcia Ollanta Humala was elected in 2011 during June elections in which e competed against Fujimori's daughter; Keiko. In July 2012, Humala's government declared a state of emergency after fatal clashes between anti-mining protesters and police over a planned gold mine to be developed by a U.S company. Protests resumed in May 2013. The rise In price of gold since 2008 has caused a dramatic increase in the number of illegal gold mining operation in Peru. Next we will learn about the population and some more fun facts.

The population in Peru is generally low. Peru's population is ethnically diverse which means Ehtnic groups that share common and distinctive religion, language and religion. About 45% of Peruvians is the Indigenous heritage. 37% is of mixed indigenous and European heritage. Fifteen percent is of European descendants which is mostly Spanish. The remaining 3% is composed of black descendants of West Africa slaves, as well as other groups, such as Japanese and Chinese immigrants. About 28% of the population is younger than the age of 15, there are a lot of children and teens in Peru. Costenos are the people in Peru who live in the coastal areas and the people in the Andes are Andinos. Lima is the largest city in Peru, like New York is the he biggest City in the United States. In Lima there is over 8.5 million residents, most of the population lives in Urban areas. Lastly , Peru's government is a republic government , the Executive Branch is headed by the president and also includes two vice president and a Council of ministers, the members of which are appointed by the President.

Peru has a lot if history behind it. As all of the Peruvians say "firme y feliz por la unión"

Peru Government

The government in Peru is a Republican Government. Peru is also divided into 25 regions and the constitutional province of Callao. The president in Peru also holds a 5 year term as president. All citizens age 18-70 are forced to vote, if u choose not to vote u will be fined. The Supreme Court made up of the President, 2 Vice Presidents, and the council of ministers. This all leads back to the Executive Branch for our government.

Top 10 places to go in Peru


There are many places you want to go to when your in Peru but the places I will list below are the top 10.

1. Machu Picchu: Machu Picchu the 15th- century inca site located at 2,430 meters above sea level. It's beautiful and it's not something you want to miss.

2. Puno: Peru has a lot of cities in it but Puno is the port city on the shore of lake Titicaca. It has a lot if Modern buildings and is fun to visit.

3. Mancora: Mancora is the fishing port of Peru and has a beautiful beach. Its a attractive roadside fishing port.

4. Trujillo: Trujillo is a moderately large city in Peru, near the pacific coast.

5. Iquitos: Iquitos is the gateway to exploring the amazon. It is a unique city and is also the largest city in the world that is inaccessible by roads, leaving a plane, and boats as the primary ways of entrance.

6. Lima: Lima is Peru's largest city. It has a blend of pre-historic , colonial and modern form.

7. Sacred valley: Sacred Valley is in the Andes, it contains numerous archaeological remains and villages.

8. Cusco. Cusco is one one of Peru's most important tourist destination.

9. Nazca Desert. Nazca desert is a beautiful desert that has lines in the ground.

10. Arequipa: Arequipa is one of Peru's most visited cities surrounded by three picturesque volcanos in the country's Coastal region.

10 things to pack

1. Sunscreen, because it is warm from December to March.

2. Light jacket, for the low tempuratures which are 43 or above from June to August.

3. Rain jacket, it rarely rains but sometimes is needed or wind.

4. Maybe a hat, or a western jacket, to fit in with the culture wear.

5. Instrument, if you enjoy music then almost everyday in the town square they gather and play music for a long time starting in the morning.

6. Lotion, because the sun is mostly always out in Peru. Your skin may also start to become dry.

7. Umbrella, in our summer months Peru has raniny and dry seasons like winter.

8. Tennis shoes, if you decide to go hike the terrain is rough and bumpy.

9. Boots, for the "winter" which is our summer in Illinois. So always be prepared for what's to come in Peru.

10. Winter coat, for their winter, which is summer for us here. So pack a heavy coat and some sunglasses.