Peru is without a doubt one of the most captivating countries in South America. Famously home of the epic lost Inca citadel of Machu Picchu, Peru's unique past awakens the adventurer in travelers of all sorts.

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Lima is the capital of Peru and its largest city. Founded in 1535 by the Spanish conquistador …

Cuzco or Cusco, located in the Southern Sierras, is a fascinating city that was the capital of the Inca Empire.

Iquitos is in the Amazonas region of Peru. This is not to be confused with the Department Amazonas where Chachapoyas is located.


The Southern Sierra region of Peru is characterised by high mountains and steep, deep valleys.

Central Coast is a region of Peru. Throughout the year Lima tends to be in the mid 60's to mid 70's with minimal to no rain and relatively high humidity.

The Southern Coast region of Peru is comparatively well developed.

Peruvian Amazon is a vast jungle region located in northeastern Peru, consisting of the states of Amazonas, Loreto and Ucayali.

The Northern Coast is in Peru. The bordercrossing at the coast with Ecuador is near the bordertown of Aguas Verdes and Huayaquillas.

Northern Sierra is an Andean region of Peru.

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

The department of Madre de Dios is one of the tropical areas in Peru.

San Martín is a region in northern Peru.

Central Sierra is a mountainous region in the center of Peru.


  • Location: 
  • Population:  29,900,000
  • Latitude of center:  9° 30' (9.5°) south
  • Longitude of center:  74° 37' 12" (74.62°) west
  • Elevation:  306 meters (1,004 feet)
  • Capital:  Lima
  • Area:  1,285,220 km² (496,226 miles²)
  • Languages:  Spanish, Quechua, Aymara
  • Currency:  Sol (PEN)
  • Phone code:  51
  • Internet domain:  .pe
  • Neighbors:  Bolivia, Brazil, Chile, Colombia, Ecuador
  • Wikidata:  Peru
  • Wikimedia Commons:  Peru

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  • Albanian:  Peruja
  • Amharic:  ፔሩ
  • Arabic:  بيرو
  • Aragonese:  Perú
  • Armenian:  Պերու
  • Arpitan:  Pèrou
  • Asturian:  Perú
  • Aymara:  Piruw
  • Belarusian:  Перу, Пэру
  • Bengali:  পিরু, পেরু
  • Breton:  Perou
  • Bulgarian:  Перу
  • Burmese:  ပီရူး
  • Catalan:  Perú
  • Central Khmer:  ប៉េរូ
  • Chinese:  秘鲁
  • Chuvash:  Перу
  • Cornish:  Perou
  • Corsican:  Perù
  • English:  Republic of Peru
  • Esperanto:  Peruo
  • Estonian:  Peruu
  • Ewe:  Peru nutome
  • Faroese:  Perú
  • French:  Pérou
  • Galician:  Perú
  • Georgian:  პერუ
  • Greek:  Περού
  • Gujarati:  પેરુ
  • Hebrew:  פרו
  • Hindi:  पेरु, पेरू
  • Icelandic:  Perú
  • Irish:  Peiriú
  • Italian:  Perù
  • Japanese:  ペルー, ペルー共和国
  • Kannada:  ಪೆರು
  • Kashmiri:  Pēru
  • Korean:  페루
  • Kurdish:  پیروو
  • Lao:  ເປລູ
  • Latin:  Peruvia
  • Ligurian:  Perù
  • Lingala:  Péru
  • Macedonian:  Перу
  • Malagasy:  Peroa
  • Malayalam:  പെറു
  • Marathi:  पेरू
  • Nahuatl languages:  Incatlān
  • Narom:  Pérou
  • Nepali (macrolanguage):  पेरू
  • North Ndebele:  Pheru
  • Occitan (post 1500):  Peró
  • Oriya (macrolanguage):  ପେରୁ
  • Persian:  پرو
  • Pushto:  پيرو
  • Quechua:  Piruw
  • Russian:  Перу
  • Sango:  Perüu
  • Sanskrit:  पेरु
  • Scottish Gaelic:  Pearù
  • Serbian:  Перу
  • Sicilian:  Perù
  • Sinhala:  පේරු
  • Spanish:  Perú, República del Perú
  • Tajik:  Перу
  • Tamil:  பெரு
  • Telugu:  పెరూ
  • Tetum:  Perú
  • Thai:  ประเทศเปรู, เปรู
  • Tibetan:  པེ་རུ།
  • Tigrinya:  ፔሩ
  • Tonga (Tonga Islands):  Pelū
  • Uighur:  پېرۇ
  • Ukrainian:  Перу
  • Urdu:  پیرو
  • Vietnamese:  Pê-ru
  • Volapük:  Peruvän
  • Welsh:  Periw, Perw
  • Yiddish:  פערו
  • Yoruba:  Orílẹ́ède Peru
  • Zulu:  i-Peru
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