What is Peru?
Peru is the Republic of Peru is a country in western South America. It is bordered on the north by Ecuador and Colombia, on the east by Brazil, on the southeast by Bolivia, on the south by Chile, and on the west by the Pacific Ocean. Peruvian territory was home to the Norte Chico civilization, one of the oldest in the world, and to the Inca Empire, the largest state in Pre-Columbian America. The Spanish Empire conquered the region in the 16th century and established a Viceroyalty, which included most of its South American colonies. After achieving independence in 1821, Peru has undergone periods of political unrest and fiscal crisis as well as periods of stability and economic upswing. Peru is a representative democratic republic divided into 25 regions. Its geography varies from the arid plains of the Pacific coast to the peaks of the Andes mountains and the tropical forests of the Amazon Basin. It is a developing country with a medium Human Development Index score and a poverty level around 40%. Its main economic activities include agriculture, fishing, mining, and manufacturing of products such as textiles. The Peruvian population, estimated at 28 million, is multiethnic, including Amerindians, Europeans, Africans and Asians. The main spoken language is Spanish, although a number of Peruvians still speak Quechua or other native languages. This mixture of cultural traditions has resulted in a wide diversity of expressions in fields such as art, cuisine, literature, and music.
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The Origin of the Peru, IL was the founding fathers admired theindustrious nature of the inhabitants of Peru. An early act of thelegislature set aside Section Sixteen in every township for schoolpurposes. Therefore, when more settlers came to Peru in 1834, theSchool Commissioners laid out and sold t…he southwest quarter ofSection Sixteen, and called it "Peru." This is said to be the IncaIndian word for "wealth." Peru, Illinois (population 10,295 2010 census) was settled becauseit was the starting point of the Illinois & Michigan canal.Before the railroad the preferred method for long-distance traveland shipping was by boat. Travel between St. Louis and Chicagocould be done by taking the Illinois river to Peru and then takingthe lock & dam canal to Chicago. A series of Illinois citieswere named after other waterway cities in New York: Peru, Utica,Seneca, and Lockport. Others say that Peru, the Inca word forwealth, was adopted because in the 1500's Spain colonized the SouthAmerican country Peru forcing some of the Incas as far North asIllinois. The city was named after these native Americans. (MORE)
In South America on the West coast south of Ecuador, West of Brazil and Bolivia.
Peru is a country off the central pacific coast of south america.It is in the southern hemisphere.
The Republic of Peru is a country which is located in South America. It shares its border with Ecuador and Colombia on the north, on the east with Brazil, on the south with Chile, on the southeast with Bolivia and on the west with the Pacific Ocean. According to the CIA World Factbook, the geo…graphical coordinates of Peru is 10 00 S, 76 00 W. For further information, see the links below. Peru is located in northwestern South America.can you clarify what you are asking? (MORE)
Peru has an area of 1,285,216 square kilometers. For size comparisons, see the related link below.
Machu Picchu Peru also shares the Amazon Rainforest, Andes Mountains, and is the source of the Amazon River.
Not too much is known about the ancient civilisations of Peru and new research, especially in archaeology, is shedding new light on the cultures there increasingly. For example a recent find of a king known as 'the Lord of Ucupe', has led archaeologists to believe there was a far more complex polit…ical and religious system in play in the smaller regions than was previously believed. (MORE)
it has more than 800 types of corn and it is located in Latin America . Peru is classified as a 'developing country'. About 40% of thepopulation live in poverty. . The official (and most spoken) language in Peru is Spanish.Many Peruvians speak native languages. . Voting in elections is compulsor…y for all citizens aged 18 to70. . Peru is divided into 25 different 'regions' and one province(the province of Lima). . Peru borders five countries- Ecuador (to the north), Columbia(to the north), Brazil (to the east), Bolivia (to the southeast)and Chile (to the South). It also borders the Pacific Ocean. . Trade to and from Peru is excepted to increase following a freetrade agreement Peru signed with the United States in 2006. Peru'smain exports are fish meal, gold, copper, zinc and textiles. . The population is expected to reach 42 million by 2050. . Peru has a reasonable literacy rate- 92.9%. . It is compulsory for children to attend both primary andsecondary school. It is free to attend public schools. . The capital, and largest city, in Peru is Lima. . Peru declared independence from Spain on July 28, 1821. . About 81% of the population describe themselves as Catholic.Only 2.9% of people identify themselves as 'non-religious'. Peru is the fourth most populous country in South America. To theQuechua Indians, Peru means "land of abundance." Peru is ranked 43on the World population charts with a population of 29,180,900(July 2008 est.) . Peru is classified as a 'developing country'. About 40% of thepopulation live in poverty. . The official (and most spoken) language in Peru is Spanish.Many Peruvians speak native languages. . Voting in elections is compulsory for all citizens aged 18 to70. . Peru is divided into 25 different 'regions' and one province(the province of Lima). . Peru borders five countries- Ecuador (to the north), Columbia(to the north), Brazil (to the east), Bolivia (to the southeast)and Chile (to the South). It also borders the Pacific Ocean. . Trade to and from Peru is excepted to increase following a freetrade agreement Peru signed with the United States in 2006. Peru'smain exports are fish meal, gold, copper, zinc and textiles. . The population is expected to reach 42 million by 2050. . Peru has a reasonable literacy rate- 92.9%. . It is compulsory for children to attend both primary andsecondary school. It is free to attend public schools. . The capital, and largest city, in Peru is Lima. . Peru declared independence from Spain on July 28, 1821. . About 81% of the population describe themselves as Catholic.Only 2.9% of people identify themselves as 'non-religious'. . They played soccer like the Inca did. . 1/3 of the people in Peru farm the land. . They have many different kinds of minerals to mine. 1. it has more than 800 types of corn. (MORE)
They named Peru after the local ruler from Panama named Biru. . Francisco Pizarro, the conqueror of Peru , was the first Spaniard to explore south in "the new world". In 1522 upon entering the area named it, BirÃº after a local ruler who lived off the coast of Panama.
The mountains in Peru are the Andes Mountains. This mountain rangeis around 7,000 km long. The Andes Mountains are also in Venezuela,Bolivia, Ecuador, Chile, Colombia, and Argentina.
While the question is not correctly formed - the answer is that Peru is located in South America.
It is very possible that the word Peru was chosen by the Spanishexplorers to designate the southern part of their possessions inAmerica. The word sounded very similar to Biru, which was the nameof a former ruler in the area.
Peru is famous throughout South America for its food. As a major fishing nation, fish is abundant, and prepared with imagination. The primary ingredients found in nearly every Peruvian dish are rice, potatoes, chichen, pork, lamb, and fish. Most of these meals include one of the different kinds of… "aji", or Peruvian hot pepper, which mainly are: yellow aji pepper, red aji pepper, red rocoto pepper Chicken, pork and lamb were introduced to Peru 500 years ago, when Spaniards came to America. Other ingredients, like potatoes, were already being grow in the Peruvian Andes and were taken by the Spaniards back to Europe. Today more than 200 varieties of potato can be found in the Lake Titicaca area. They range in color from purple to blue, from yellow to brown. Sizes and textures vary as well. Some are smalls as nuts; others can be as large as oranges. Following are some of the dishes and foods that can found in Peru. Â· Pescado y Mariscos (Fish and Seafood) - Anything with fish is a great bet. Ceviche is the most famous. Peruvians "cook" fine white cod in lemon juice, serve it chunky with onions and spices. In the mountains, you can find "trucha," the local fresh Andean trout, generally farm raised. Â· Comida Criolla - This is the term for the traditional Peruvian dishes. Aji de gallina (spicy chicken stew), lomo saltado (stir-fry beef), chupe (fish stew) anticuchos (marinated beef heart). Vegetables play a major role in these dishes. Â· Chifa - This is the term for Chinese restaurants in Peru. From very elegant to simple, all seem to serve excellent food in and around Lima. Peruvians love to celebrate events at the Chifas. Â· Inca Cola - The color of this soft drink is bright yellow and it smells like bubble gum. Â· Aji de Gallina : shredded chicken in a spiced milk sauce. Â· Adobo de cerdo : Pork sauce, served with white rice. Â· Arroz con Pollo: Boiled chicken seasoned with a green sauce. Served always with green rice (rice cooked with albahaca) Â· Anticuchos : marinated grilled beef heart. Â· Carapulca : It is made from dried and diced potatoes with pork, steak and rice. Â· CauCau: Consists of tripe and diced potatoes Â· Ceviche : Fish or mixed shrimp with lemon. The seafood is cut into small pieces and then mixed with lemon juice and left to sit for 1hr. Next, it is mixed with onions, celery, cilantro, salt and black pepper. The dish is served cold. Â· Escabeche de pescado : Boiled fish seasoned with onions, aji and lemon juice Â· Ocopa : boiled potatoes in a seasoned sauce of cheese and nuts Â· Pachamanca : This is a typical dish from the desert. It consists of lamb, pork, meat, potatoes, sweet potatoes, and a tamale. First, one has to heat rocks on the floor using firewood. When they are hot enough, the food is placed inside a sac and buried in the hot rocks. The food has to be repeatedly checked to see when it is done because the temperature is unstable. Â· Papa la Huancaina: Potatoes served with a special spicy sauce, olives, lettuce and egg. Â· Papa Rellena : meat-stuffed potato patties. Â· Parihuela : Fish, shrimp crabs, mussels and octopus. Served with yuca and rice. Â· Rocoto Relleno : Typical dish with meat, onions, peanuts, milk and eggs, everything baked inside of the delicious rocoto (pepper), with potatoes and cheese. Â· Seco de frejoles : Boiled beans with a lamb stew in green sauce, always served with white rice and raw onions seasoned with lemon and aji. Â· Roast cu y , or guinea pig, is considered a delicacy, and is traditionally served for very special occasions. Western culture has made its mark on Peru, and one of the signs of change is the popularity of pizza. The Peruvians make it their own way, though, in the old-style, wood-burning ovens that have been part of the Peruvian landscape long before pizza was ever heard of here. (MORE)
Peru has several animals species that live there. These animalsinclude jaguars, spectacled bears, yellow tailed wooly monkey,owlets, and toucans.
A country in western South America. Peru bordered on the north byEcuador and Colombia, on the east by Brazil, on the southeast byBolivia, on the south by Chile, and on the west by the PacificOcean.
The Peruvian War of Independence was initiated by the rebellion ofthe great indigenous leader Tupac Amaru II against the royalistsfrom 1780 to 1781. Peru's freedom was finally attained after abouta decade long struggle that lasted from 1811 to July 28, 1821 untilJosÃÂ© de San MartÃÂn proc…laimed its independence. (MORE)
One of the traditions in Peru is to honor Saints with festivals.Dance is another popular tradition in Peru. There are manydifferent dances that are traditionally done in Peru.
Peru animals are as diverse as the geography of Peru. Peru animals range from Pacific Ocean fish, to piranha in the Amazon River. Peru contains tens of thousands of different species of fish, birds, and other monkeys. Peru animals are generally divided into three different zones, based on their geog…raphic origin. (MORE)
Peru exports very few things! But a couple of those are bat guano (manure), asparagus, and a fruit called Lucuma.
There are two deserts in Peru. One is the Atacama Desert and the other is the Sechura Desert. Both are considered to be cool coastal deserts.
No, it isn't, Brazil is a different country alltogether to Peru. But both are in South America, and Peru has a border to Brazil.
Peru has many industries. However their main industry is tourism having some of the best offer from many different geological zones. The beaches of Mancora, world famous Macchu Piccu, there is also a amazon section, the lines of Nazca, Beautiful Lakes. But apart from this they generally export raw …materials, such as Peruvian Olive Wood (hardwood flooring), Gold, Silver, Copper. Peru is very mineral rich (MORE)
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hey may i please know who are the enemies of Peru. Please can you give me more than one? thanks alot!!
In 1531, the Spanish landed in Peru, and it became the prime territory of the Incas civilization. The Spanish gradually colonized all of Peru and received tributes from the Peruvian population.
the founder of Perus are. Manco Capac, Ayar Anca, Ayar Cachi, Ayar Uchu, and their four sisters. Mama Ocllo, Mama Huaco,. Mama Cura (or Ipacura), and Mama Raua.
Peru is a very large country with many different elevations. Lima the capital city is a coastal city with an elevation of 0-1,548 m (0-5,079 ft). The highest point in Peru is the Huascaran mountain at 6,768 metres (22,205 ft).
because there's two plates called "Nazco plate" and the "South American plate" tant the fault line of those plates are on peru...
Elevations is Peru range from 0 feet (0 meters) at the seacoast to 22,200 feet (6768 meters) at Nevado Huascaran.
Peru definitely excels at just being different. they arent very good in sports or the music industry but the people excel at being good parents.. hard workers ect.
Bolivia 1,075 km Brazil 2,995 km Chile 171 km Colombia 1,800 km Ecuador 1,420 km
As of 2012, the population of Peru is 29.99 million people. That puts Peru in between Colombia and Chile when it comes to population numbers.
Inca's Empire. Machu Picchu sacred Citadel in Cusco. Lima, the center of the Viceroyalty from Spain. Peruvian food, fusion of foreign and own flavors: peruvian-chinesse (chifa), peruvian-creole (african influence), andean, pre-inca food, peruvian-spanish, with somehow "moro" influence, and others… such as italian.. Food with origin in Peru: potato (andes), purple corn (Cusco), also peruvian corn (cancha, mote), olluco, huacatay, pisco (Ica), mango (Piura), peruvian lemmon (Piura), cuy, lucuma, chirimoya, and many others.. Shared with central and south america: chocolate, pop corn, vainilla, tuna, zapallo, among many others. (MORE)
The word "state" has two different meanings. The term "sovereign state" means a country or nation that is not part of another country. In the US, the word "state" means one of the 50 separate political entities that form the entire country as a federal (federated) republic. Peru is a separate count…ry, in western South America. It can be described as a "nation-state", but it is not a state in some larger government. (MORE)
if you are talking about Peru the country then no. It is considered a dessert
The Republic of Peru was founded on July 28, 1821. The capital ofPeru is Lima, and the motto of the country is 'Firm and Happy forthe Union.'
I believe the status of Peru is well.! they are doing well in money.. and the features are amazing! i stayed there for 2 months and loved it! the atmosqere was gr8! i lreally loved it!
Selva in Peru means Jungle or tropical zone (rain forest). It's got a beautiful landscape, the Amazon river and a great variety of medicinal plants, interesting and exotic animals too. People is friendly and the food is delicious.
Yes!! Peru has many rivers. Including the head waters of the Amazon, which starts in southern Peru near the Colca Canyon.
In Spanish, which is one language in Peru, the phrases are : I am (My Name is ___ ) -- Me llamo___ . I am (something you always are) -- Yo soy __ . I am (something you are right now, or doing right now) -- Yo estoy __. The pronoun Yo (I) is often omitted.
From the lighter side: In Peru, it is often illegal to smell many things. Peruvians are very particular about who gets to smell what and will not allow anyone with suspicious motives smell certain things. It is often dangerous to attempt to smell something so if you are at all unsure, then consult… your nearest Peruvian authority to confirm. Crimes of this magnitude include but are not limited to; listening to hispanic music, eating overly spicy foods, being eaten by wild tigers or being stripped of your clothes and left in the Amazon to fend for yourself. (MORE)
They looked where it has been for millions of years and it was still there.
nevado volcano in peru There are many volcanoes in Peru. The west of Peru lies on the Andes, which run along western South America. There are many volcanoes in the Andes, some of them (more than 15) in Peru.
Yes, but they are considered very rare. During years when the ocean temperature is warmer the sighting are more common.
If you are writing it in Spanish (the main language of Peru), you would write it with an accent on the last letter: PerÃº.
Felines did not have to travel to Peru, as when the continents were all joined some animals stayed in particular areas. As a result when the continents became seperate the animals were forced to stay in that particular place. So the animals then evolved into the modern day wild and domestic cats.
Peru was discovered by a crazy man eating tocan named bloody marry she saw tarzan she fell in love. She tried talking to him but he was always with that dumb tourist discover girl so she dicided to kill her to have tarzan all to herself then her old grandpa whacked me with a stick and i fell uncaunt…ious. I tried again the next day after awoke from my acoma and tried again and succeeded YAY i said and they lived happily ever after AND had a tree swinging AAHHHAHHAAH man monkey man eating crazy tocan baby girl named Peru so that was when and how Peru was discovered. (MORE)
The most well known indigenous people in Peru were the Incas, although there are several other groups. The Spanish turned up centuries later, so they can't claim to have discovered it- in fact, they were the last to get there.
EVERYTHING!, since the food til the environment, the landscapes are beautiful and the people is awesomely kind.
its crazy there in a good way and have many festivals such as christmas, celebrate jesus christ and many more