Peru

Peru

As the home of the famous Incan Empire, Peru is an amazing country. Because of its range of geography, from desert coastal lands, to the Andes Mountains, to the Amazon basin, Peru has extensive micro-climates and is one of the most bio-diverse places on planet Earth. It is also home to Lake Titicaca, the highest navigable lake in the world, as well as the iconic ruins of Machu Picchu.

Here is a 3-minute video that offers a very artistic look at Peru. This is an enjoyable 13-minute video all about Peru.

FunFacts about Peru: (Source) 

  • Basic information, quote: Peru, officially the Republic of Peru, is a country in western South America. It is bordered in the north by Ecuador and Colombia, in the east by Brazil, in the southeast by Bolivia, in the south by Chile, and in the west by the Pacific Ocean. Peru is a megadiverse country with habitats ranging from the arid plains of the Pacific coastal region in the west to the peaks of the Andes mountains vertically extending from the north to the southeast of the country to the tropical Amazon Basin rainforest in the east with the Amazon river. (Source)
  • Peru has a population of 32 million.
  • Lima is the capital of Peru.
  • The Andean Civilizations had their origins in the coastal deserts of Peru. The Norte Chico Civilization is the oldest in all the Americas, and began in this location sometime around 5500 years ago. It is considered one of the Five Cradles of Civilization.
  • The Spanish Empire conquered the region in the 1500s.
  • Peru secured its independence from Spain in 1824.
  • Peru is divided into 25 governing regions.
  • Peru’s primary industries include mining, manufacturing, fishing and agriculture. Telecommunications and biotechnology are growing sectors. Peru has one of the strongest economies in the region and is ranked 48th largest in the world.
  • Peru ranks high in social freedom and in human development.
  • Peru’s official language is Spanish though a large percentage of Peruvians also speak Quechua and other native languages.
  • Machu Picchu is an iconic symbol of pre-Columbian Peru.
  • The Pacific coastline of Peru is mostly arid.
  • Peru has a diversity of climates from coastal, to mountainous, to tropical.
  • The Amazon rainforest makes up a portion of Peru.
  • When it comes to wildlife, Peru is considered Megadiverse because of the huge number of plants and animals to be found within its borders.

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