Peru Travel Information

  • Time Difference: UTC-5 (same time as Washington, DC, during Standard Time)
  • Capital City: Lima
  • Airports: 59
  • Travel Climate: Peru lies below the Equator, therefore, its seasons along the Pacific Coast, which includes Lima, are the reverse of those...
  • Area Comparative: slightly smaller than Alaska
  • Travel Currency: nuevo sol (PEN)
  • Languages: Spanish (official) 84.1%, Quechua (official) 13%, Aymara (official) 1.7%, Ashaninka 0.3%, other native languages (includes a large number of minor...
  • Ethnic Groups: Amerindian 45%, mestizo (mixed Amerindian and white) 37%, white 15%, black, Japanese, Chinese, and other 3%
  • National Holiday: Independence Day, 28 July (1821)
  • Inflation Rate: 3.6%
  • Geographic Coordinates: 10 00 S, 76 00 W
  • Location: Western South America, bordering the South Pacific Ocean, between Chile and Ecuador
  • Terrain: western coastal plain (costa), high and rugged Andes in center (sierra), eastern lowland jungle of Amazon Basin (selva)

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