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Peru is a South American country bordering the Pacific Ocean and surrounded by Ecuador, Colombia, Brazil, Bolivia and Chile. The history of the country is marked by the Inca culture, which was conquered by the Spanish in the 16th century. Today, Peru is known for its rich culture, breathtaking landscapes of the Andes, the Amazon basin and its impressive archaeological sites such as Machu Picchu. The capital, Lima, is a vibrant metropolis known for its gastronomy and historic buildings. Other popular attractions include Lake Titicaca, the Nazca Lines and the Colca Gorge.

Country data Peru

Peru at a glance

LanguageSpanish, Aymara und Quechua
Area1285220 km2
ContinentSouth America
CurrencyNuevo Sol (PEN)
Neighboring countriesEcuador, Chile, Bolivia, Brazil und Colombia

Map Peru

Country borders and location of the capital

Guide to Peru