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  Peru Demographics and Geography - Columbia Gazetteer of the World Online
Peru’s population is made up of three main groups: native inhabitants (about 45% of the population), European-descended inhabitants (15%), and mestizos (mixed European and native descent, 45%), plus small numbers of persons of Japanese, Chinese, and African descent.
In the 18th century Peru was drastically reduced in size by the creation of the viceroyalty of New Granada and a viceroyalty centered at Buenos Aires; as a result, Lima lost control over considerable trade and mineral wealth.
Respecting the 1936 boundary, territory was confirmed as belonging to Peru; it ran from Jaen in the SW to Iquitos at the junction of the Ecuador–Columbian border.
www.columbiagazetteer.org /public/Peru.html   (2453 words)

  
  Peru - GEOGRAPHY
Peru is a complex amalgam of ancient and modern cultures, populations, conflicts, questions, and dilemmas.
Peru's coast is a bleak, often rocky, and mountainous desert that runs from Chile to Ecuador, punctuated by fifty-two small rivers that descend through steep, arid mountains and empty into the Pacific.
Peru's tropics are also a fabled source for traditional medicinal plants, such as the four types of domesticated coca, which are prized through the entire Andean and upper Amazonian sphere, having been widely traded and bartered for 4,500 years.
www.mongabay.com /reference/country_studies/peru/GEOGRAPHY.html   (3384 words)

  
 Peru - Encyclopedia, History, Geography and Biography
Peru is one of only three Latin American countries which have their largest population segment consisting of indigenous Amerindians, with around 45% of all Peruvians classified as such.
Peru's official languages are Spanish and, according to the Peruvian Constitution of 1993, Amerindian languages such as Quechua, Aymara and other such indigenous languages in areas where they predominate.
Between the most spread crafts in Peru, there are the ceramics (either artistic or utilitarian), the carving, the silversmiths' work, the leather repoussage, the straw weaving, and of course the textile work, emphasizing the colorful weavings made of alpaca's wool.
www.arikah.com /encyclopedia/Peru   (10268 words)

  
 Peru - Introduction
Although the Atacama is generally known as the most arid region on the planet, the climate along Peru's shores is made cooler and less dry by La Garuùa, a dense fog created by the collision of the frigid waters of the Humboldt Current with the heated sands of the Atacama.
Peru's third great region is the dense forest that surrounds the headwaters of the Amazon beneath the eastern slopes of the Andes.
Peru's climate varies considerably by region, although January through March tends everywhere to be the wet season.
www.geographia.com /peru   (407 words)

  
 Peru Geography
The main rivers of Peru include the Ucayali, Marañon, Amazon (which is formed by the confluence of the Marañon and the Ucayali), Putumayo, Pastaza, Napo, Jurua, and the Purus.
Peru is divided in 24 departments and one constitutional province.
When the Spanish arrived, they divided Peru (because of political reasons) into three main regions: the Coastal region, which is bounded by the Pacific Ocean; the Highlands, that is located in the Andean Heights, and the Jungle, which is located on the Amazonian Jungle.
www.virtualperu.net /peru_phys_geo.html   (308 words)

  
 Peru profile and general information
Peru's distinct geographical regions are mirrored in a socioeconomic divide between the coast's mestizo-Hispanic culture and the more diverse, traditional Andean cultures of the mountains and highlands.
Peru is divided into 24 departments and the constitutional province of Callao, the country's chief port, adjacent to Lima.
Peru's macroeconomic stability brought about a substantial reduction in underemployment, from and average of 74% from the late 1980s through 1994 to 43% in the 1995-2000 period.
www.peru-explorer.com /peru.htm   (5185 words)

  
 Peru The Land of the Incas
Peru renowned as the land of the Incas, has an area of 1,285,216 square kms, and it is on the Pacific Coast of north-central South America.It is the third largest country in South America, behind Brazil and Argentina.
From llamas, alpacas, vicunas and condors to piranhas and toucans; Peru is a naturalist's paradise.
Peru has a strict and comprehensive law forbidding all possession of, use of and dealing in drugs, including marijuana and cocaine.
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 PES Peru: General Information
Although this simple division is a fair portrait of Peru's geography, the reality is much richer and far more complex: in Peru, nature appears to have taken on particular characteristics which have turned its mountains, plains, jungles and valleys into unique habitats.
Peru is a naturally religious country: a diversity of beliefs and freedom of worship can be seen from the wide range of festivals and rituals that feature both Catholic fervor and the mysticism of age-old pre-Hispanic cultures.
Peru was declared an independent nation by Jose de San Martin in 1821, and in 1824 Simon Bolivar put an end to the War of Independence.
www.stanford.edu /group/peruanos/informa/general.htm   (2288 words)

  
 Peru (12/06)
Peru's distinct geographical regions are mirrored in a socioeconomic divide between the coast's mestizo-Hispanic culture and the more diverse, traditional Andean cultures of the mountains and highlands.
Following a clash between Peru and Ecuador in 1941, the Rio Protocol--of which the United States is one of four guarantors (along with Argentina, Brazil and Chile)--sought to establish the boundary between the two countries.
Peru is the world’s second-largest producer of silver, sixth-largest producer of gold and copper, and a significant source of the world’s zinc and lead.
www.state.gov /r/pa/ei/bgn/35762.htm   (3873 words)

  
 Geography of Peru - Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia
The eastern portions of Peru includes the Amazon Basin or selva baja, a region that is larger in the north than in the south.
The northern coast consits of the eastern region of Lambayeque, the Piura Region and the Tumbes Region.
Right between the 3 hour drive on the Sechura desert, which is located north of the Lambayeque Region and south of the Piura Region, is the evidence of climate change from the common subtropical desert found on the south to visible tropicalization effects of the tropical-dry climate or tropical savanna.
en.wikipedia.org /wiki/Geography_of_Peru   (1669 words)

  
 Adventure in Peru - Explore Peru
Peru has a great variety of geography and landform and a climate to match.
Throughout the 1990’s, Peru was under the presidency of Alberto Fujimori, and during this period there was a gradual move to a more stable political situation and some of the country’s economic problems began to be addressed.
Peru’s unit of currency is the Nuevos Soles.
www.keadventure.com /countries/peru   (1294 words)

  
 Peru Main Page
To try and experience Peru is so large a scope that it's difficult to define what the highlights are as a generalized statement. It's probably more important to look at a cross section of attractions and experiences that are both popular and can be seen within the context of published tour formats.
Peru has three major regions, each with its own main city and attractions: a narrow coastal belt, predominantly desert with Peru's major cities; the wide Andean mountains and the pristine Amazon Basin.
South-Eastern and Southern Peru - To the south-east is Puno with Lake Titicaca.
www.travelvantage.com /peru.html   (405 words)

  
 PERU4YOU TOURS & TRAVEL - Peru Information   (Site not responding. Last check: )
Peru also holds sway over the sea up to 200 miles from the Peruvian coast and has territorial rights to an area of 60 million hectares in the Antarctic.
Peru is a naturally religious country: a diversity of beliefs and freedom of worship can be seen from the wide range of festivals and rituals that feature both Catholic fervor and the mysticism of age-old pre-Hispanic cultures.
Although this simple division is a fair portrait of Peru's geography, the reality is much richer and far more complex: in Peru, nature appears to have taken on particular characteristics which have turned its mountains, plains, jungles and valleys into unique habitats.
www.peru4youtours.com /peru.htm   (766 words)

  
 Geography and Environment. Useful Information on Peru
Peru is in western South America and shares borders with Chile (to the south), Bolivia (southeast), Brazil (northeast), Colombia (north) and Ecuador (northwest).
Bird and marine life is abundant along Peru's desert coast, with colonies of sea lion, the Humboldt penguin, Chilean flamingo, Peruvian pelican, Inca tern and the brown booby endemic to the region.
Peru's climate can be divided into two seasons - wet and dry - though this varies, depending on the geographical region.
www.dosmanosperu.com /dosmanos/english/aboutperu/peru_geography_environment.php   (322 words)

  
 PERU INFORMATION - Geography of Peru
Peru, officially named the Republic of Peru, is situated in the east central part of South America and is one of the largest and most populous countries in South America.
Peru is bordered to the north by Ecuador and Colombia, to the east by Brazil and Bolivia, to the south by Chili and to the west by the Pacific Ocean.
The highest peak in Peru is Huascarán in the Cordillera Blanca with and altitude of 6,768m.
www.qoyllur-tours.com /peru-geography.php   (758 words)

  
 Peru's Geography   (Site not responding. Last check: )
Bounded on the north by Ecuador and Colombia, on the east by Brazil and Bolivia, on the south by Chile, and on the west by the Pacific Ocean, Peru's land scale raises from seaside to some of the highest peaks in the world.
Peru's principal natural features are its desert coast; the 40 great snow-covered peaks over 6,000 meters in altitude, and the mountain ranges they anchor.
The climate of Peru varies widely, ranging from tropical in the montaña to arctic in the highest mountains of the Andes.
www.globalvolunteers.org /1main/peru/perugeography.htm   (994 words)

  
 Geography of Peru - Adventure travel trips to Peru with ACTIVE SOUTH AMERICA
At just over 798,000 square miles, Peru is the third largest country in South America, about five times larger than the UK and five times smaller than Australia.
It lies in the tropics south of the equator and is divided into three very different geographical regions: the Pacific coastal strip, the Andes mountains and the Amazonian lowlands.
Peru's highest peak, Huascaran (22,200 ft), is the world's highest tropical peak and the sixth highest in the Americas.
www.activesouthamerica.com /peru-geography.php   (288 words)

  
 Peru Travel
Peru has one of the most diversified geographical make-ups in South America.
It is illegal to take any pre-Columbian art out of Peru and it is usually illegal to enter into most countries with these artifacts.
Bags of cocoa leaves are sold in Peru and are legal, but they are not legal in most other countries.
travel.peru.com /travel/english/faqs   (1407 words)

  
 Peru Geography
Peru is located in Western South America, bordering the South Pacific Ocean, between Chile and Ecuador.
The terrain of Peru includes a western coastal plain (costa), high and rugged Andes in center (sierra), eastern lowland jungle of Amazon Basin (selva).
Peru varies from tropical in east to dry desert in west
www.nationbynation.com /Peru/Geo.html   (51 words)

  
 Geography of Peru - Coastal Region, Andean Highlands, Amazonian Tropics, Maritime Region
The absence of great draft animals played a key role in the evolution of human societies in Peru because without animals such as horses, oxen, camels, and donkeys, which powered the wheels of development in the Old World, human energy in Peru and elsewhere in the Americas could not be augmented significantly.
Peru's coast is a bleak, often rocky, and mountainous desert that runs from Chile to Ecuador, punctuated by fifty-two small rivers that descend through steep, arid mountains and empty into the Pacific.
Peru's tropics are also a fabled source for traditional medicinal plants, such as the four types of domesticated coca, which are prized through the entire Andean and upper Amazonian sphere, having been widely traded and bartered for 4,500 years.
worldfacts.us /Peru-geography.htm   (2803 words)

  
 Flora and fauna in Peru.
Maize is the most extended native crop in Peru – it has been cultivated since centuries ago, and due to a long process of selection, there are hundreds of varieties.
The guinea pig and the rabbit of the Indies are common.
Janca, in the cauqui language (spoken in the Central mountains of Peru) means "white"; in Runasimi it corresponds to "toasted or white maize".
www.spanishinperu.com /amautaspanish/english/peru/flora_fauna.asp   (801 words)

  
 Peru: History, Geography, Government, and Culture — Infoplease.com
Peru was once part of the great Incan Empire and later the major vice-royalty of Spanish South America.
Peru emerged from 20 years of dictatorship in 1945 with the inauguration of President José Luis Bustamente y Rivero after the first free election in many decades.
Peru - Map of Peru & articles on flags, geography, history, statistics, disasters current events, and international relations.
www.infoplease.com /ipa/A0107883.html   (1377 words)

  
 Geography
Peru is located in the Southern Hemisphere, with 6.940 km of borders (Bolivia, Brazil, Chile, Colombia and Ecuador).
The attempts to classify natural regions in Peru are numerous, considering the empty areas, the ecological regions, the altitude, the weather, the waters, the lands, the flora and fauna.
Peru is one of the countries in the world that has very large weather diversity, consequence of several geographical factors, but it is mostly due to the presence of the Andes Mountain Range.
www.inkatour.com /peru/geography.php?lg=en   (1069 words)

  
 Geography Peru | Peru Travel
Peru’s principal natural features are its desert coast; the 40 great snow-covered peaks over 6,000 meters in altitude, and the mountain ranges they anchor.
Peru has effectively a dual economy with a relatively modern sector on the coastal plains and a predominantly subsistence sector in the sierra.
Geography of Cajamarca Cajamarca is a department which most important limit is indicated at the East by the Maranon Watershed that...
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 DESTINOS LATINOS PERU - Travel to Peru and Tours in Peru. Hotel and Vacation in Peru. Cusco, Machu Picchu, Inka Trail ...
Very often when we think about Peru, we imagine a landscape rich in high mountains and little villages clung to bare and austere slopes, people think that table-lands have a lunar aspect, crossed by folk shepherds wearing woollen clothes and playing strange instruments, pasturing strange animals: the llamas.
Generally people talking about peru speak about the andes, trekking, rafting, deep canyons and immense beaches along the pacific ocean, but peru is also history, mystery and esoteric imagery.
Peru gives us all of this, it is a modern country which hasn't given up its traditions still alive either in little villages or in modern areas in Lima.
www.travelperu-info.com   (531 words)

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