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Peru

There are over 4,000 native peruvian potatoes.

What peru looks like.

The latitude of Peru is -9 and the longitude is -75.

Flag of Peru.

General Information

The capital of Peru is Lima.

Peru's size in area is 496,200 miles squared.


Peru's type of government is presidential republic. They vote for a president and a legislature. When all the votes are collected by The National Jury of Elections and they get processed by The National Office of Electoral.

Overall population is 32,294,899 that's only 0.43% of the world population!

Peru's snow capped peaks can be higher than 20 thousand feet.

There is over 50,000 different plants that grow in Peru jungles.

Landforms


More than half of Peru's snowcapped peaks are higher than 20,000 feet.

Peru's jungle is about half of Peru's landscape.

The Amazon river is the longest river in South America.

The Amazon River runs through Peru, Brazil, Ecuador, Colombia, and Venezuela.

The central and southern coast of Peru temperatures are commonly are 84 degrees F with little rainfall. In the Andes Mountains summers are rainy and winters are very dry. 

Climate

The central and southern coast of Peru temperatures are commonly are 84 degrees F with little rainfall. In the Andes Mountains summers are rainy and winters are very dry. 

Where Machu Picchu is hidden on the Andes mountains.

Machu Picchu was built by incas who were some of the best masons in the world. 

Machu Picchu structures were built with a technique called ashlar (stones fit together without mortar) that not even a knife blade fits between the stones.

Man Made Features

Lake Titicaca is shared by Peru and Bolivia, it is the largest  lake in South America, and is considered the highest passible lake in the world.

Lake Titicaca sit on the Andes mountains.

The Inca trail overhangs Machu Picchu.

The Inca Trail was a trail that was 26 miles that led to Machu Picchu.

Peru is the world's third largest copper producer. 

Natural Resources

Peru is the world's third largest silver producer. 

Peru is the world's seventh largest gold producer.

Years ago in Peru raw textile materials were exported but, today garments are made in Peru and then exported.

Garment are exported to USA and europe.

Peru has many decades worth of resources for mining.

Industry

Some of the most valuable mines are in Peru.

FIshing industry in Peru is based on nature.

The bulk of fish caught off the coast of Peru are anchovies. The anchovies are used in fishmeal which is what peru exports.

Peru has 2,321 varieties of potatoes.

The International Potato Center founded in 1971 has a genetic bank of 5,000 different cultivated and wild potatoes.

Agriculture 

Asparagus is grown along the coast of Peru.

Asparagus is one of Peru's largest exported crop.

Thanks to bird droppings the chili pepper was spread through America.

Chili peppers have been eaten by humans since 9,000 years ago.

The peruvian national football team competed in the FIFA World Cup four times. 

Football/soccer is the most popular sport in Peru.

Culture 

The quena is a traditional flute made of bones in the past, and now made of wood or cane.

The quena is an ancient peruvian instrument. 

Peru's variety of dishes is due to Peru's geography, tradition of ancient culture, and mixing of cultures.

Peru has the largest amount of dishes in the world.