PERU

Languages

- Spanish

- Quechua

-Aymara

Import and Export

Top 5 Products exported by Peru Gold (20%), Copper Ore (18%), Refined Petroleum (6.7%), Lead Ore (4.2%), and Refined Copper (4.2%) Top 5 Products exported by Peru Gold (20%), Copper Ore (18%), Refined Petroleum (6.7%), Lead Ore (4.2%), and Refined Copper (4.2%)

Climate
If it's warm on the coast it can be very cold in the mountains and you can find completely different weather in the jungle. On the coast winter lasts from June to September. During this period, the mountainous areas are often sunny and warm during the day but cold at night. This is tourist season and the best time to visit most regions. Heavy rains in the mountains and jungle Tempnatures last from December to April. It hardly ever rains in Lima and most of the coast.

Culture

The people of Peru are a mix of many different cultures, including Indians, Spaniards and other Europeans, descendants of African slaves, and Asians. Up until recently, most people lived in the countryside(Out Of Town). But now, more than 70 percent live in city. Most Peruvians (Peru's people) follow the Catholic religion introduced by the Spanish People.
45% Amerindian 37% Mestizo 15% White        Others 2%

GOVERNMENT OF PERU
Peru is a constitutional republic, with a president, a congress, and a supreme court. Peruvians (The People Of Peru) are required to vote by law. Presidents serve five-year terms and can only be elected twice in a row.(Like the U.S) Peru is one of the richest countries in the world in terms of natural resources. Gold, silver, copper, zinc, lead, and iron are found across the country, and there are reserves of oil and natural gas. Even so, jobs there can be very hard to find.

FASHION

Most common clothing has geometric patterns and vibrant colors. Dresses, skirts, tunics, blankets, and ponchos are the main clothes that are still traditional.The way a person was dressed said a lot about them and it juged how society as a whole, affected them. To this day, traditional Peruvian(Peru people) clothing reflets clothes of the past. A person was given two sets of clothes, one for formal occasions and a set for day-to-day informal wear. A persons were not replaced until that person had completely worn out the original sets.

Import and Export

Top 5 Products exported by Peru Gold (20%), Copper Ore (18%), Refined Petroleum (6.7%), Lead Ore (4.2%), and Refined Copper (4.2%) Top 5 Products exported by Peru Gold (20%), Copper Ore (18%), Refined Petroleum (6.7%), Lead Ore (4.2%), and Refined Copper (4.2%)

Animals Of Peru
- Sea bass- Flounder-Andean condor-Chinchillas-Culpeo-Spectacled Bear- Amazonian Manatees

Sports Of Peru Volleyball has become a popular sport, particularly for women; the Peruvian national team has had great success in international competition. Basketball, horse racing, and cockfighting are among other well-attended events.

Holidays Of Peru
-New Year- Easter- Christmas

Interesting Facts1. Peru grows more than 55 varieties of corn, and you can just about find it in any color including yellow, purple, white and black.
2. The potato is originally from Peru, and there are over 3,000 different varieties. Proud Peruvians use the phrase “Soy mas Peruano que la papa” (I am more Peruvian than the potato).
3. Cuy or Guinea Pig is a traditional dish eaten in Peru. Peru is the 6th largest producer of gold.
5. The National University of San Marcos is the oldest in the Americas and was founded on the 12th of May of 1551.
6. Peru has the second largest amount of Shamans in the world, second only to India.
7. In Chincha on Peru’s southern coast it is quite acceptable to eat cat!8. There are 3 official languages in Peru: Spanish, Quechua and Aymara, but east of the Andes in Amazon Jungle regions it is thought that natives speak a further 13 different languages.
9. Peru’s is the 8th largest producer of coffee in the world, and is the 5th largest producer of the Arabica bean.10.Peru has 1625 types of orchids of-which 425 can be found growing naturally close to Machu Picchu. The Inkaterra Hotel in Machu Picchu has South America’s largest privately owned collection at 500 varieties.

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