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Peru information

Area 1,285,216 sq km (496,222 sq mi)
Poplation 28,410,000
Capital city Lima (5,681,000)
Government Transitional republic
Ethnic Groups: Amerindian 45%, Mestizo 37%, White 15%
Language Spanish and Quechua (both official), Aymara, other Amazonian languages
Religions Roman Catholic 90%
Currency New sol = 100 centavos

The Republic of Peru lies in the teopics in western South America.

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