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Physical Map of Peru showing relief, mountains, major rivers, Lake Titicaca, important cities, neighbouring countries, etc.
Where is Peru?

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Peru's Quick Facts

Land Area 1,279,996 km2
Water Area 5,220 km2
Total Area 1,285,216 km2
Population 30,741,062
Population Density 23.92 / km2
Government Type Presidential Republic
GDP (PPP) $410.00 Billion
GDP Per Capita $13,000
Currency Sol (PEN)
Largest Cities
  • Lima (10,719,188)
  • Arequipa (922,999)
  • Trujillo (864,633)
  • Chiclayo (637,255)
  • Piura (474,358)
  • Cusco (470,720)
  • Iquitos (469,582)
  • Chimbote (388,978)
  • Huancayo (386,366)
  • Tacna (320,453)
  • Animal: Vicuña
  • Bird: Andean Cock-of-the-Rock
  • Coat of Arms:

    peru coat of arms

  • Coat of Arms: The Peruvian coat of arms is largely dominated by the central shield, which is divided into three sections. The upper left section shows the national animal of Peru, the Vincuña.

    The upper right section shows the cinchona tree. Cinchona trees are used to make quinine, which is a powerful anti-malaria drug. The lower section shows a cornucopia full of coins. These coins represent the mineral wealth of the country. The Holm Oak Civil crown above the shield signifies victory and glory.
  • Flag of Peru
  • Flower: Cantuta

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