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Republic of Peru

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Peru is in South America. Its capital is Lima. It is at 10° 00' South, 76° 00' West. Peru has an area of 1,285,220 square kilometres (496,226 square miles). The population is 29,248,943. This population is from a 2011 estimate.

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For currency they use the Peruvian Nuevo Sol. The inflation in 2009 was 2.9%. The economy link (above) goes to a page that lists their commodities and trading partners.

The inflation rate is for the Lima metropolitan area.


In the year 2007, the literacy rate was 92.9%. This definition of literacy is portion of the population over 15 years of age, that can read and write.


People here speak Aymara, Quechua, and Spanish. Religions beliefs here include Christian, other, and Roman Catholic.

Time Zone

It is in the Peru (GMT - 5) time zone.

Administrative Divisions


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