Peru Facts

Peru Facts
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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