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Peru

Country Name

Peru, officially the Republic of Peru.

Location

Peru is located 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.

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Capital 

Lima

Reason for naming the country 

Historians have put forward or supported various etymological theories since the Conquest.  One of these theories declared that;

The name of the country may be derived from Birú, the name of a local ruler who lived near the Bay of San Miguel, Panama City, in the early 16th century.

When his possessions were visited by Spanish explorers in 1522, they were the southernmost part of the New World yet known to Europeans.

Thus, when Francisco Pizarro explored the regions farther south, they came to be designated Birú or Perú

Flag

The flag of Peru was adopted by the government of Peru in 1824 

and modified in 1950. 

The flag consists of three equal-sized vertical stripes 

 the left and right stripes are Red and the middle one is white.

Red represents the blood that was spilled for the fight.

White represents Purity and Peace.

Peru also has a state flag that incorporates the shield

from the national coat of arms in the middle of the flag.

Flag of Peru
Flag of Peru

Language 

Peru has many languages are used, about 50 different and popular languages are spoken, there are 72 dialects are considered.

The majority of these languages are indigenous, but the most common language is Spanish, which considered the main language of the population speaks.

Spanish is followed by the country's indigenous languages, especially all types of Quechua and Aymara as well as the languages of the Amazon and the Peruvian Sign Language.

In urban areas of the country, especially the coastal region, most people are monolingual and only speak Spanish, while in many rural areas of the country, especially in the Amazon, multilingual populations are prevalent.

Religion

Peru’s constitution provides for freedom of religion.

More than four-fifths of Peruvians are Roman Catholic; Protestants, other Christians, and followers of traditional beliefs form small religious minorities.

Currency

Sol

Time Zone

-05:00 GMT.

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Government Regime

Unitary presidential republic.

Climate

Because Peru has such diverse geography,  the weather can be varied per region.

If it's warm on the coast, it can be freezing in the mountains,  and you can find completely different weather in the jungle.

On the coast,

winter lasts from June to September. During this period, the mountainous areas are often sunny and warm during the day but with high humidity and thick mist in Winter and cold at night. This is tourist season and the best time to visit most regions.

Highlands,

The highlands have two seasons: Summer (April - Oct.), when the days are sunny, the nights cold and there is little rain (the ideal time to visit); and Winter (Nov. - March), when rain is frequent and heavy.

During the day the temperature can reach 24 °C and at nightfall to -3 °C.

The jungle

The jungle, like the highlands, has two well-defined seasons: the rainy season (Nov. - March), with abundant rainfall; and the relatively dry seasons (April - Oct.), which is the ideal time to visit.

Humidity is very high throughout the year. Occasional "cold snaps" or "surazos" occur between May and August when the temperature falls to 8 °C - 12 °C.

International Phone Code

+51

Internet Code

.pe

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