What are facts about Peru?

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 the population 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 to 70.
  • 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 free trade agreement Peru signed with the United States in 2006. Peru's main 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 and secondary 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 the Quechua Indians, Peru means "land of abundance." Peru is ranked 43 on the World population charts with a population of 29,180,900 (July 2008 est.)


  • Peru is classified as a 'developing country'. About 40% of the population 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 to 70.
  • 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 free trade agreement Peru signed with the United States in 2006. Peru's main 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 and secondary 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.