Peru Facts and Culture

  • Food and Recipes: A polite guest eats all the food that is offered. Table manners are important in Peru. The continental style of... More
  • Family: The family is important in Peru. The father is the undisputed head of the family, while the mother spends... More
  • Fashion: Although Western-style clothing is worn regularly in Lima, the capital, and other urban areas, rural campesinos (farmers) often wear traditional... More
  • Visiting: The most common ways to socialize with people doesn't  necessarily involve food and drinks. Any person can socialize by talking.... More

Peru Facts

Peru stats

Capital Lima
Government Type constitutional republic
Population 29,849,303
Total Area 496,222 Square Miles
1,285,216 Square Kilometers
Location Western South America, bordering the South Pacific Ocean, between Chile and Ecuador
Language Spanish (official) 84.1%, Quechua (official) 13%, Aymara (official) 1.7%, Ashaninka 0.3%, other native languages (includes a large number of minor Amazonian languages) 0.7%, other 0.2%

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