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Peru

Peru
  • Capital

    Capital

    Lima

  • Local time

    Local time

    20:52

  • Population

    Population

    30.91 m

  • Driving side

    Driving side

    Right

  • Calling code

    Calling code

    +51

  • Currency

    Currency

    S/. PEN (sol)

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Peru

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  • Capital

    Capital

    Lima

  • Local time

    Local time

    20:52

  • Population

    Population

    30.91 m

  • Driving side

    Driving side

    Right

  • Calling code

    Calling code

    +51

  • Currency

    Currency

    S/. PEN (sol)

  • Average Salary

    Average Salary

    $ 496

  • Petrol price

    Petrol price

    € 1.46 pl

  • Precipitation

    Precipitation

    1 738mm /year

Geography & travel

  • Country Area

    Country Area

    1 285 220 km2

  • Protected Area

    Protected Area

    31%

  • Forest Area

    Forest Area

    58%

  • Agricultural area

    Agricultural area

    19%

  • Railways

    Railways

    2020km

  • Annual air passengers

    Annual air passengers

    15.08 m

Population

  • Ethnicity

    Ethnicity

    Amerindian - 45 %
    mestizo - 37 %
    white - 15 %

  • Religion

    Religion

    Roman Catholic - 81 %
    Seventh-Day Adventist - 1 %
    Seventh-Day Adventist - 1 %

  • Literacy rates

    Literacy rates

    94.2%

  • Languages

    Languages

    Spanish
    Quechua - 13 %
    Aymara

  • Armed Forces

    Armed Forces

    158 000

  • Murders

    Murders

    7 per 100k

  • Alcohol consumption

    Alcohol consumption

    5.2 l/person

  • Diabetes

    Diabetes

    6.9%

  • Malaria

    Malaria

    21%

  • Tuberculosis

    Tuberculosis

    119 per 100k

  • HIV

    HIV

    0.3%

Economy

  • Industries

    Industries

    mining and refining of minerals, steel, metal fabrication, petroleum and refining, natural gas, fishing and fish processing, cement, glass, textiles

  • Agriculture

    Agriculture

    asparagus, coffee, cocoa, cotton, sugarcane, rice, potatoes, corn, plantains

  • Natural Resources

    Natural Resources

    copper, silver, gold, petroleum, timber, fish, iron ore, coal, phosphate

  • Energy Import

    Energy Import

    -14%

  • Natural Resources

    Natural Resources

    copper, silver, gold, petroleum, timber, fish, iron ore, coal, phosphate

  • Renewable Energy

    Renewable Energy

    25%

  • CO2 Emissions

    CO2 Emissions

    61 745kt

  • Ease of Business

    Ease of Business

    58 (Best=1, Worst=200)

  • ATMs per 100k people

    ATMs per 100k people

    119

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What not to do when visiting Peru

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Don't use the words "Indio" or "Indios" to refer natives - these words are considered derogatory.

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Don't export artistic or cultural articles - it's prohibited.

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Don't import raw ham from Italy and Portugal - it's prohibited.

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Did you know

Did you know?

Peru has more pyramids than Egypt.

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Don't call someone over using an upward curled first finger in Peru - it's considered as insult.

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Don't take pictures of people without their permission, especially when taking photos of indigenous tribes' people.

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Don't be surprised by smaller personal space in Peru - people get very close to you when talking to you.

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Don't ask for an extra glass when visiting locals in the mountains - drinking from the same glass is a sign of friendship and trust for them.

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Don't be alarmed by armed guards - whether you are in a bank, shopping district or airport, guns will be commonplace.

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Did you know

Did you know?

Peru has 4,000 varieties of potatoes.

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Don’t wear expensive clothes or jewellery in public - keep a low profile to avoid the unwanted attention of pickpockets.

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Don't go shirtless in Peru - dress is usually informal, pants and a shirt are fine, but wearing several layers of clothing is always a good idea due to vary temperatures throughout the day.

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Don’t forget to shake hands and maintain direct eye contact when greeting. Friends hug with a few firm slaps on the back or kiss each other once on the cheek.

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Don't be offended by the word "Gringo" (foreigner) said to you in a decidedly derogatory manner while in Peru.

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Don't take unlicensed taxis with a red and white taxi sign on the windscreen - take licensed yellow taxis, especially for a woman travelling alone or at night. Taxis don't have meters and fares should be agreed before departure.

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Don’t back away when someone is speaking to you - it can be considered rude.

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Don’t underestimate altitude-related effects - some popular destinations are in higher altitude and could cause illness.

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Don’t be surprised by a fair amount of touching during conversations - it’s common.

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Don’t refuse a dinner invitation or eat something when you’re a guest - it’s considered rude.

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Don’t give black or purple flowers when visiting someone - bring other flowers, wine, good quality liquor, or chocolates.

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Don’t necessarily talk about politics, religion, terrorists or a person’s ancestry - better topics are football, family, places to visit in Peru or local food.

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20/24
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Don't drink tap water - drink bottled water instead.

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Don’t be a victim of mosquito-borne diseases - protect yourself against bites by mosquitoes.

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Don't take pictures of locals without permission.

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Don’t forget the rainy season takes place between November and April.

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Don't be surprised with unpunctuality - up to 30 mins late is nothing unusual.

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