Peru Facts

Peru Facts
Peru, known officially as 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. See the fact file below for more information about Peru.
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Capital
Lima

Population
28,302,603 (July 2006 est.)

Area
total: 1,285,220 sq km
land: 1.28 million sq km
water: 5,220 sq km
slightly smaller than Alaska

Government
constitutional republic

Money
nuevo sol (PEN)

Climate
varies from tropical in east to dry desert in west; temperate to
frigid in Andes

Languages
Spanish (official), Quechua (official), Aymara, and a large
number of minor Amazonian languages