PERU

Introduction

  • Country Name: Peru
  • Capital: Lima
  • Location: South America
  • Major Languages: Spanish, Quechua, Aymara
  • Population: 30.38 million
  • Life expectancy: 73.23 years

Geography

  • Top 3 Major Cities: Lima, Arequipa, Trujillo
  • Top 3 Major Landforms: Andes Mountains, Amazon River, Andean Highlands

Climate

  • Average Temperature in March: 73 degrees Fahrenheit
  • Average Yearly Rainfall: 150 inches

Culture

  • Food: Ceviche, Cuy, and Causa
  • Major Sports: Volleyball, Horse Racing, and Chicken fighting
  • Major Ethnic groups: Quechua Indians, Aymara Indians, and Japanese

Interesting Facts

  • Unusual Laws: All hot spices are banned from being used in prisons, sexual relations with a llama is illegal, sodomy is punishable by death.
  • Native Animals: Peruvian llama, spectacled bear, boas
  • Health Issues: When Europeans invaded Peru, they brought diseases against the Incas

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