- Name: Peru
(long form) Republic of Peru
- Capital City: Lima (7,605,742 pop.)
- Peru Population: 29,849,303 (2013 est.)
- World Populations (all countries)
- Currency: Peru Nuevo Sol (PEN)
Ten Peru Nuevos Soles
- Ethnicity: Amerindian 45%, mestizo (mixed Amerindian and white) 37%, white 15%, black, Japanese, Chinese, and other 3%
- GDP total: $325.4 billion (2012 est)
- GDP per capita: $10,700 (2012 est)
- Land Sizes
- Language: Spanish 84.1% (official), Quechua 13% (official), Aymara 1.7%, Ashaninka 0.3%, other native languages 0.7% (includes a large number of minor Amazonian languages), other
- Largest Cities: (by population) Lima, Arequipa, Callao, Trujillo, Chiclayo, Iquitos, Huancayo, Piura, Chimbote, Cuzco
- Name: The name Peru come from the word Biru. Biru was the name of a local ruler who lived near the Bay of San Miguel, Panama. The Spanish adopted the name in 1529.
- National Day: July 28
- Religion: Roman Catholic 81.3%, Evangelical 12.5%, other 3.3%, unspecified or none 2.9%
|Land Area||1,279,996 km2|
|Water Area||5,220 km2|
|Total Area||1,285,216km2 (#19)|
|Government Type||Presidential Republic|
|GDP (PPP)||$410.00 Billion|
|GDP Per Capita||$13,000|
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