Peru

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               Basic Facts

      1: its name is Peru

      2: The capital of Peru is Lima.

      3: They mostly speak Spanish, Quechua, and Aymara.

      4: Peru is located on South America's central Pacific coast.

      5: Peru has about 30,375,603 people with average age total: 26.4 Male: 26.1 Female: 26.7

Geography of Peru

Peru Major city's/landforms

Peru climate

general seasonal weather:The climate on the coast is subtropical with very little rainfall. The Andes mountains observe a cool-to-cold climate with rainy summers and very dry winters. The eastern lowlands present an Equatorial climate with hot weather and rain distributed all year long.

average temperature :Varying with area, the average rainfall of Peru can range from less than two inches at the coast to 150 inches in the rainy tropical forests.

Peru's culture

top holidays in Peru:New Years Day:Año Nuevo:Holy Thursday:Good Friday:Easter Day:International Workers' Day;St. Peter and St. Paul:Independence Day:Santa Rosa de Lima:Battle of Angamos:All Saints Day:Immaculate Conception:Christmas

sports:1: Futbol (Soccer) 2: Taekwondo 3: Rugby union 4: Volleyball 5: Surfing 6: Sailing 7: Shooting 8: Tennis

Random Facts

Flags

National flag (civil flag)

The national or civil flag is used by citizens. It has no additions to the common form. It was changed several times; before 1950 it looked like the current national flag and was used as both the civil and state flag, when General Manuel A. Odría removed the coat of arms from the national flag and created the state and war flags.

National ensign (state flag)

The national ensign or state flag  used by state institutions, is marked with the . It is used during ceremonies in which the flag is hoisted in the presence of spectators (as opposed to a static, permanent flag). A form of this flag, the national standard  is used indoors by official and private institutions.

War flag

The war flag  similar to the state flag, is marked with the national shield. It is flown by the Peruvian military and national police, and is typically inscribed with the service, name and number of the unit flying it.

Naval jack

The naval jack is not based on the triband; it is a square flag, consisting of a white square with the coat of arms on a red field. It is used on battleships, usually with the ensign of the highest-rank officer on board above it.

Ethnic Groups Of Peru

Quechua Indians constitute almost half of Peru's population; mestizos (persons of mixed Indian and European descent), slightly less than one-third; and people of European ancestry, about one-eighth. There are also small minority populations of Aymara Indians, Japanese, and others.

Roles Of Men In Peru

raditional gender norms for men as “bread winners”, engaged in productive activities outside of the home, also remain current to an extent. Energetic, strong, honourable, boss of the household, naturally-born leader, decisive, problem-solver, protector are stereotypes ascribed to men.

The provider role works against boys and male youth in families with limited economic resources where pressure to drop out of school and instead contribute to the family income can be high. Male youth in coca-growing regions and regions with large resource extraction projects requiring unskilled labour see these activities as opportunities and education as unnecessary.

Society expects men to focus on their careers, to “get ahead” and acquire material goods; spending time on recreation (e.g., watching or playing soccer) is also expected.

Violence and subjugation factor into the construction of masculinities. Society teaches boys and men to compete to demonstrate their worth, to repress their feelings and fears; it creates an environment that encourages high risk activities to prove their manliness (e.g., sexual initiation with young homosexuals or female sex workers, heavy drinking, refusal to seek medical attention when ill).

Roles Of Women In Peru

As in many other countries, traditional views of women as attached to domestic and reproductive tasks within households, and as inferior to men persist. Within families, male siblings tend to have more freedom than females, and are often tasked with protecting their sisters. Parents tend to undervalue daughters’ education relative to sons’, particularly in rural and indigenous communities.

Society expects motherhood from women and assumes aptitude for domestic work and childcare comes with being a woman.

Women can have career aspirations and sometimes even manage to live them out, but domestic chores and childcare remain their responsibilities. For less than the minimum wage, women with economic resources can outsource these responsibilities to women poorer than themselves.

How Gender Roles In Peru Are Changing

Three trends emerged. The first is changing family structures. The image of mom, dad and kids as the ideal family is becoming out of step with Peruvian realities. As a result of separations and male desertions, the number of single-parent households led by women is increasing. This trend challenges traditional views on the allocation of productive and reproductive tasks. The second trend is an emerging openness among younger couples to share household duties, childcare in particular. However, society still views male domesticity unfavorably. Finally, with more education and exposure to information and communications technologies (ICTs) than previous generations, female youth in the highlands are much more like urban peers than their mothers or grandmothers with regards to aspirations for freedom and autonomy.

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