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Geography Statistics of Peru

Peru's Information

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Land Area 1,279,996 km2
Water Area 5,220 km2
Total Area 1,285,216km2 (#19)
Population 30,741,062 (#43)
Population Density 24.02/km2
Government Type Presidential Republic
GDP (PPP) $410.00 Billion
GDP Per Capita $13,000
Currency Sol (PEN)
Largest Cities

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  • Coastline: 1,500 miles (2,414 km)
  • Land Area:
    (land) 494,211 sq miles (1,280,000 sq km)
    (water) 2,015 sq miles (5,220 sq km)
    (TOTAL) 496,226 sq miles (1,285,220 sq km)

    To convert sq km (kilometers) to sq mi (miles)
    use our converter
  • Land Area: (all countries)
  • Land Divisions: 25 regions and 1 province. Regions include: Amazonas, Ancash, Apurimac, Arequipa, Ayacucho, Cajamarca, Callao, Cuzco, Huancavelica, Huanuco, Ica, Junin, La Libertad, Lambayeque, Lima, Loreto, Madre de Dios, Moquegua, Pasco, Piura, Puno, San Martin, Tacna, Tumbes and Ucayali; the Province is Lima.
  • Horizontal Width: 493 km (306 miles) from Trujillo to Pucallpa
  • Vertical Length: 1570 km (975 miles) from Ilo to Iquitos

    Note: Lengths and widths are point-to-point, straight-line measurements from a Mercator map projection, and will vary some using other map projections
  • Bordering Countries: (5) Chile, Bolivia, Brazil, Colombia, Ecuador
  • Geographic Center: 202 km (125 miles) SW from Pucallpa at coordinates 9° 27' S, 76° 16' W
  • Highest Point: Nevado Huascaran - 22,205 ft.
    (6,768 m)
  • Lowest Point: Pacific Ocean - 0 ft. (0 m)
  • Latitude and Longitude
  • Relative Location
This page was last updated on April 7, 2017.

Peru Trivia

What is the Largest Ethnic Group in Peru?

The largest ethnic group of Peru is Native American, who make up 45% of the population.

Major Ethnic Groups Of Peru

Where is the Purus River?

The Purus River runs 1,995 miles through the South American nations of Brazil and Peru.

Where is the Purus River?

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