Peru

Lima, Peru

Introduction

      Lima is the capital city of Peru. Peru's is located in South America and its population is 30, 147, 935. It has a life expectancy of 73.23 and the major language is Spanish, but Quechua and Aymara are also spoken.

Geography

      The Andes Mountains run from Ecuador to Chile and cover almost 40% of Peru. In eastern Peru the Andean Highlands slope down to rivers and jungles of the Amazon. There is a very low part of Peru in the northeast where the fertile land and jungles are irrigated by tributaries of the Amazon River.

      The biggest cities of Peru, after Lima, would be Arequipa with a population of 841, 130 and Callao with a population of 813, 264.

Climate

      The driest season is from June to August, in the mountains. December to March are the wettest seasons, however even during this wet season it doesn't rain for more than a few hours at a time. It rains all the time in the hot and humid rainforest, but the driest months there are from June to September. Along the arid coastal strip, the hot months are from December to March. The coastal trip rarely gets rain, if even at all. From April to November, places by the Pacific Ocean are enclosed in fog, mist, or drizzle. The average temperature varies on where you are in Peru and what time of the year it is.

Culture

      Peru's government is constitutional republic and the major religion is Roman Catholic, but they also practice Evangelical.

      Peru's music is a mixture of sounds and styles from its Andean, Spanish, and African roots. Typical instruments are used, such as the flute and traditional guitar, which has a smaller variant known as the "charango" and mandolin.

      As you can see in this video traditional Peruvian clothing have lots of patterns and the colors are very vibrant! These clothes are mostly worn by people in the suburbs of Peru. However, people who live in the city wear clothes that you find in a department store because they have work and other commitments.

      The Peruvians celebrate much of the exact same holidays as Christian people in American do. Holidays such as Easter, Good Friday, Independence Day, and Christmas Eve/Day.

Facts

  • The valid way to greet someone is with a kiss on the right cheek, however men will most likely refuse to do this and it's will be just the women.
  • You should always respect the police officers. The most common word to call them is "Jefe" (which means boss).
  • The Peruvian men are always appreciating the women beauty and you will most likely receive more attention by men. The normal phrase for men is telling a girl how beautiful she is.
  • Some houses in Peru have a skull in their homes, they do it because they found the skull while the house was built and they keep it because there is the feeling that the soul of that person will take care of the house.
  • Taking pictures of the Amerindians is not appreciated. The people think you are taking their souls away. So, ask first and give a little coin.

Citation

  • "Peru." : Maps, History, Geography, Government, Culture, Facts, Guide &  Travel/Holidays/Cities. Web. 13 Nov. 2014. <http://www.factmonster.com/country/peru.html>.
  • "Geography of Peru, Landforms - World Atlas." Geography of Peru, Landforms - World Atlas. Web. 13 Nov. 2014. <http://www.worldatlas.com/webimage/countrys/samerica/peru/peland.htm>.
  • "Peru." Weather in. Web. 13 Nov. 2014. <http://www.lonelyplanet.com/peru/weather>.
  • "Peruvian Clothing." Inside-Peru. Web. 17 Nov. 2014. <http://www.inside-peru.com/peruvian-clothing.html>.
  • "Interesting Facts about People and Society in Peru | Sumaq Peru Travel." Interesting Facts about People and Society in Peru | Sumaq Peru Travel. Web. 17 Nov. 2014. <http://www.sumaqperu.com/en/international/interesting_facts_about_society_in_peru>.

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