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10 Fun & Interesting Facts About Peru

Updated on May 16, 2012

Peru is located around the central portion of South America and is known as the basket of civilization for all of South America. Peru dates back into antiquity and is fun and interesting place to explore . Here are some fun facts about Peru that you may enjoy

1. Peru itself is one of the top twenty largest countries in the world and is populated by over 30 million people.

2. The country has a very diverse religious presence most are catholic, Greek Orthodox and Baptist.

3. The main language that is spoken in Peru is Spanish.

4. The main source of employment in Peru is of manual labor trades such as mining and fishing. Trade is very important, because the country has a rich collection of natural resources that make it unique in South America.

5. The culture of Peru is one that is traditional Spanish but the native Indians of Peru have managed to keep their historic traditions alive and well and is seen throughout Peru.

6. Besides Brazil Peru is the only other country in south America currently to have a literate population above 90% their schooling system is second to none

7. The national health care system in Peru is also the best in South America most people can expect to have a long life well into their 70s.

8. The national sport of Peru is Football (Soccer)

9. The largest province in Peru is Lima

10. The largest tourist attraction in Peru is Machu Picchu. It has an annual tourist visitation rate of over 2 million people a year.


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    8 years ago

    Boring! Everyone knows they speak Spanish

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    8 years ago

    nice 2 know bout my dads country

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    8 years ago

    Mhmm. Thanks For The Info. :)

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    8 years ago

    Really interested. Nice to see so many facts about my grandmotherland.

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    carp ray 

    9 years ago

    Ive been on a couple of these hub pages for facts about countries, and most of them suck. They are stupid facts, and not even really a fact. Like, 'the food is great'

    this one wasn't that bad, but i couldn't use any of these facts for my report.


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    Yo Mamma 

    9 years ago

    Thanks fo the great info yo. i be makin a proj on peru fo stupid skol nd dis helpd lots. o mi gash. some dumb old bat jst tld me 2 qit smokin. psh. never man. never.

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    9 years ago

    Wow!! great place to shop... I love this place i bet you would too if you went here. i would rate this place a ten for surPr


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