Peru Facts and Information
In this page we provide the most important information and interesting Peru facts of this country; which is probably the best destination because you ‘ll find all kind of activities to experience and enjoy.
Official name: Republic of Peru
Population: 30 135 875
Surface area: 1,285,216 km²
Density: 21 inhabitants / km²
- Peru limits to the north with Ecuador and Colombia
- To the west with the Pacific Ocean
- To the South with Bolivia and Chile.
- To the east with Brasil and Bolivia.
Political division: It’s divided in 24 departments and one constitutional province Callao.
Most important cities: Lima, Cusco, Arequipa, Trujillo, Iquitos, Nazca.
Independence: July 28, 1821
Languages: The official language is Spanish, Quechua and Aymara.
Currency unit: Sol (S /.)
Ethnic groups: Amerindians (45%), mestizos (37%), Whites (15%), others (3%).
Religions: Catholic (90%), others (10%).
Time Zone: UTC -5.
Telephone code: +51