Peru

Peru is without a doubt one of the most captivating countries in . Home of the epic lost Inca citadel of and the mind-blowing Nazca Lines, this country's unique past awakens the adventurer in travellers of all sorts.

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is the capital of Peru and its largest city. Founded in 1535 by the Spanish conquistador… Photo: Thomas Quine, CC BY 2.0.

is a vast jungle region located in northeastern Peru, consisting of the states of Amazonas, Loreto and Ucayali. Photo: Altiplano, Public domain.

is the site of an ancient Inca city, high in the Andes of Peru. Photo: Elena Tatiana Chis, CC BY-SA 4.0.

The is a valley in the in Peru that contains many famous and beautiful Inca ruins. Photo: Wikimedia, CC BY 2.0.

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The region of Peru is characterised by high mountains and steep, deep valleys. Photo: Wikimedia, CC0.

is a region of Peru. Photo: Inkey, CC BY 2.0.

The is in Peru. Photo: Uwebart, CC BY-SA 3.0.

The region of Peru is comparatively well developed. Many roads are paved. Photo: Inkey, CC BY-SA 2.0.

is an Andean region of Peru. Photo: Wikimedia, CC0.

The Peruvian is the area of the Andes above about 3500 m in Peru.

is a department and region in northern Peru. Photo: Wikimedia, CC BY 3.0.

The department of is one of the tropical areas in Peru. Photo: Inkey, CC BY-SA 2.0.

is a mountainous region in the center of Peru. Photo: Wikimedia, CC0.

Peru

Latitude of center
-9.5° or 9° 30' south
Longitude of center
-74.62° or 74° 37' 12" west
Population
29,200,000
Elevation
306 metres (1,004 feet)
Capital
Area
1,285,220 km² (496,226 miles²)
Currency
Sol (PEN)
Phone code
51
Internet domain
.pe
Open­Street­Map ID
node 249399406
Geo­Names ID
3932488
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Also Known As

  • Abkhazian: Перу
  • Abkhazian: Перу аҳәынҭқарра
  • Achinese: Pèru
  • Adyghe; Adygei: Перу
  • Afar: Peru
  • Afrikaans: Peru
  • Akan: Peru
  • Albanian: Peru
  • Albanian: Peruja
  • Amharic: ፔሩ
  • Arabic: Perú
  • Arabic: بيرو
  • Aragonese: Perú
  • Armenian: Պերու
  • Assamese: পেৰু
  • Asturian; Bable: Perú
  • Avaric: Perua
  • Aymara: Piruw
  • Azerbaijani: Peru
  • Balinese: Péru
  • Bambara: Peru
  • Bashkir: Перу
  • Basque: Peru
  • Bavarian: Peru
  • Belarusian: Перу
  • Belarusian: Пэру
  • Bengali: পিরু
  • Bengali: পেরু
  • Bhojpuri: पेरू
  • Bihari : पेरू
  • Bishnupriya: পেরু
  • Bislama: Peru
  • Bosnian: Peru
  • Breton: Perou
  • Bulgarian: Перу
  • Burmese: ပီရူး
  • Burmese: ပီရူးနိုင်ငံ
  • Catalan: Perú
  • Cebuano: Peru
  • Central Bicolano: Peru
  • Central Kurdish: پێروو
  • Chamorro: Perú
  • Chavacano: Peru
  • Chechen: Перу
  • Cheyenne: Peru
  • Chimborazo Highland Quichua: Piruw
  • Chinese: Peru
  • Chinese: 秘魯
  • Chinese: 秘鲁
  • Chuvash: Перу
  • Cornish: Perou
  • Corsican: Perù
  • Crimean Turkish; Crimean Tatar: Peru
  • Croatian: Peru
  • Czech: Peru
  • Danish: Peru
  • Dimli: Peru
  • Divehi: ޕެރޫ
  • Dutch: PE
  • Dutch: PER
  • Dutch: Peru
  • Dzongkha: པེ་རུ
  • Eastern Mari: Перу
  • Egyptian Spoken Arabic: بيرو
  • English, Old (ca.450-1100): Peru
  • English: Republica del Peru
  • English: Republic of Peru
  • English: República del Perú
  • English: pe
  • English: 🇵🇪
  • Esperanto: PE
  • Esperanto: Peruo
  • Esperanto: Respubliko Peruo
  • Estonian: Peruu
  • Estonian: Peruu Vabariik
  • Ewe: Peru
  • Ewe: Peru nutome
  • Extremaduran: Perú
  • Faroese: Peru
  • Fijian: Peru
  • Fijian Hindustani: Peru
  • Finnish: Peru
  • Finnish: Perun tasavalta
  • Franco-Provençal: Pèrou
  • French: PE
  • French: PER
  • French: Pérou
  • French: République du Pérou
  • French: pe
  • French: 🇵🇪
  • Frisian: Peru
  • Frisian: Perû
  • Fulah: Peru
  • Gaelic (Scots): Pearù
  • Gagauz: Peru
  • Gallegan: O Perú
  • Gallegan: Perú
  • Ganda: Peru
  • Georgian: პერუ
  • Georgian: პერუს რესპუბლიკა
  • German: Peru
  • Goanese Konkani: Peru
  • Goanese Konkani: पेरू
  • Gothic: 𐍀𐌰𐌹𐍂𐌿
  • Greek: Περού
  • Guarani: Perũ
  • Guianese Creole French: Pérou
  • Gujarati: પેરુ
  • Haitian; Haitian Creole: Pewou
  • Hakka Chinese: Peru
  • Hausa: Feru
  • Hausa: Peru
  • Hebrew: פרו
  • Hindi: पेरु
  • Hindi: पेरू
  • Hungarian: Peru
  • Hungarian: Perui Köztársaság
  • Icelandic: Perú
  • Ido: Peru
  • Igbo: Peru
  • Iloko: Peru
  • Inari Sami: Peru
  • Inari Sami: Peru täsiväldi
  • Indonesian: Peru
  • Interlingua (International Auxiliary Language Association): Peru
  • Interlingue: Perú
  • Inuktitut: ᐱᕉ
  • Irish: Peiriú
  • Italian: Perù
  • Jamaican Creole English: Peruu
  • Japanese: ペルー
  • Japanese: ペルー共和国
  • Javanese: Peru
  • Javanese: Pèru
  • Kabiyé: Peruu
  • Kalaallisut: Peru
  • Kalmyk; Oirat: Перумудин Орн
  • Kannada: ಪೆರು
  • Kara-Kalpak: Peru
  • Kashmiri: Pēru
  • Kashmiri: پیٖروٗ
  • Kazakh: Перу
  • Khmer: ប៉េរូ
  • Kikuyu: Peru
  • Kinyarwanda: Peru
  • Kirghiz: Перу
  • Komi: Перу
  • Kongo: Peru
  • Korean: 페루
  • Kurdish: Perû
  • Ladin: Peru
  • Ladino: Peru
  • Lao: Peru
  • Lao: ປະເທດເປຣູ
  • Lao: ເປຣູ
  • Latin: Peruvia
  • Latvian: Peru
  • Letzeburgesch: Peru
  • Lezghian: Перу
  • Ligurian: Perù
  • Limburgish, Limburger, Limburgan: Peru
  • Lingala: Peru
  • Lingala: Péru
  • Lithuanian: Peru
  • Livvi: Peru
  • Lojban: la perus
  • Lojban: lo gugdepu'e
  • Lojban: perus
  • Lombard: Perù
  • Low German; Low Saxon: Peru
  • Luba-Katanga: Peru
  • Macedonian: Перу
  • Madurese: Peru
  • Malagasy: Peroa
  • Malagasy: Però
  • Malay (generic): Peru
  • Malayalam: പെറു
  • Maltese: Perù
  • Maltese: Repubblika tal-Perù
  • Maltese: il-Perù
  • Manipuri: ꯄꯦꯔꯨ
  • Manx: Yn Pheroo
  • Maori: Perū
  • Marathi: पेरू
  • Mazanderani: پرو
  • Min Dong Chinese: Peru
  • Min Nan Chinese: Peru
  • Min Nan Chinese: Perú
  • Minangkabau: Peru
  • Mingrelian: პერუ
  • Mirandese: Peru
  • Mongolian: Перу
  • Mongolian: ꯄꯦꯔꯨ
  • Moroccan Spoken Arabic: پيرو
  • Narom: Pérou
  • Nauru: Peru
  • Navajo: Dibénééz Bikéyah
  • Ndebele, North: Pheru
  • Neapolitan: Perù
  • Nepali: पेरु
  • Nepali: पेरू
  • Newari: पेरु
  • Northern Frisian: Peruu
  • Northern Luri: پرو
  • Northern Sami: Peru
  • Northern Sami: Peru dásseváldi
  • Norwegian: Peru
  • Norwegian Bokmål: Peru
  • Norwegian Bokmål: Republikken Peru
  • Norwegian Nynorsk: Peru
  • Novial: Peru
  • Occitan (post 1500); Provençal: Peró
  • Oriya: ପେରୁ
  • Oromo: Peeruu
  • Ossetian; Ossetic: Перу
  • Pali: पेरु
  • Pampanga: Peru
  • Pangasinan: Peru
  • Panjabi: ਪੇਰੂ
  • Papiamento: Peru
  • Persian: پرو
  • Picard: Pérou
  • Piemontese: Perù
  • Pitcairn-Norfolk: Peruu
  • Polish: Peru
  • Portuguese: Peru
  • Pushto: پيرو
  • Pushto: پیرو
  • Quechua: Perú
  • Quechua: Piruw
  • Raeto-Romance: Peru
  • Romanian: Peru
  • Rundi: Peru
  • Russia Buriat: Перу
  • Russian: Перу
  • Russian: Республика Перу
  • Rusyn: Перу
  • Samoan: Peru
  • Sango: Perüu
  • Sanskrit: पेरु
  • Santali: ᱯᱮᱨᱩ
  • Sardinian: Perù
  • Saterfriesisch: Peru
  • Schwyzerdütsch: Peru
  • Scots: Peru
  • Serbian: Peru
  • Serbian: Перу
  • Serbo-Croatian: Peru
  • Shan: မိူင်းပေႇရူႉ
  • Shona: Peru
  • Sicilian: Perù
  • Sindhi: پيرو
  • Sinhalese: පේරු
  • Sinhalese: පේරූ
  • Skolt Sami: Peru
  • Skolt Sami: Peru tääʹssväʹldd
  • Slovak: Peru
  • Slovenian: Peru
  • Somali: Beeru
  • Somali: Peru
  • Sorbian, Lower: Peru
  • Sorbian, Upper: Peru
  • Sotho, Northern: Peru
  • South Azerbaijani: پرو
  • Spanish: Peru
  • Spanish: Perú
  • Spanish: Republica del Peru
  • Spanish: República del Perú
  • Spanish: pe
  • Spanish: 🇵🇪
  • Sundanese: Péru
  • Swahili (generic): Peru
  • Swati: IPheru
  • Swedish: Peru
  • Swedish: Republiken Peru
  • Swedish: República del Perú
  • Tagalog: Peru
  • Tajik: Перу
  • Tamil: பெரு
  • Tatar: Перу
  • Telugu: పెరూ
  • Tetum: Perú
  • Thai: Peru
  • Thai: ประเทศเปรู
  • Thai: สาธารณรัฐเปรู
  • Thai: เปรู
  • Tibetan: པེ་རུ།
  • Tigrinya: ፔሩ
  • Tok Pisin: Peru
  • Tonga (Tonga Islands): Pelū
  • Tosk Albanian: Peru
  • Tunisian Spoken Arabic: پيرو
  • Turkish: Peru
  • Turkmen: Peru
  • Udmurt: Перу
  • Uighur: پېرۇ
  • Ukrainian: Перу
  • Urdu: پیرو
  • Uzbek: Peru
  • Venetian: Perù
  • Veps: Peru
  • Vietnamese: Peru
  • Vietnamese: Pê-ru
  • Vlax Romani: Peru
  • Volapük: Peruvän
  • Walloon: Perou
  • Waray (Philippines): Perú
  • Wayuu: Peruu
  • Welsh: Gwleriniaeth Periw
  • Welsh: Periw
  • Welsh: Perw
  • Western Mari: Перу
  • Western Panjabi: پیرو
  • Wolof: Peru
  • Wu Chinese: 秘鲁
  • Yakut: Перу
  • Yiddish: פּערו
  • Yiddish: פערו
  • Yoruba: Peru
  • Yoruba: Perú
  • Yue Chinese: 秘魯
  • Zeeuws: Peru
  • Zhuang: Peru
  • Zulu: Peru
  • Zulu: i-Peru
  • El Perú
  • Incatlān
  • පෙරූ
  • 祕魯

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