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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)
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Peru offers the most impressive mountain vistas in all of South America, as well as remnants of its Inca culture and Spanish colonial history.

Major points-of-interest include the sleek and modern, yet historically preserved capital city of Lima; the fascinating city of Cuzco, the former capital of the Inca Empire, and the nearby ruins at Machu Picchu; interesting national parks; Lake Titicaca, the Amazon Rainforest and Andean mountain tours.

  • Electricity: 220V, 60Hz
  • Times to Travel: Peru has two very distinct seasons: wet and dry. The driest months are May through October; November through April is the rainy season.

    The country's physical characteristics play a large part in determining the best travel times. The coast is best visited around January and the mountains and jungles are at their peak after the rains, from May till September.

    However, the country's many attractions and beautiful scenery make travel to Peru optimal (and worth the journey) at anytime of the year.

  • NOTE: Before making your travel plans to any worldwide destination, we strongly recommend you authenticate important details regarding all applicable health, passport and visa requirments. The people at Travel Visa Pro can answer all of your questions!
  • Peru Travel Advice and Warnings
This page was last updated on November 22, 2017.

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