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Last update : 17 February 2019


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Capital : Lima
Language :  Spanish
Currency :  Nuevo sol
Population : 31 488 700
Area : 1 285 216 km2

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Peru facts

1. Independence from Spain was obtained on July 28, 1821.
2. The population density is 25 people / km².
3. The country is 4.1 times bigger than Poland.
4. The main religion is Catholicism, 81%.
5. The longest river is Ukajali with a length of 1928 km.
6. The full name of the country – the Republic of Peru.
7. Motto of the country – “Strongly and happily for unity”.
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9. The highest peak is Huascarán, 6768 m above sea level.
10. Political system – republic.
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11. In Peru there are two deepest canyons in the world.

12. Tomatoes and potatoes come from this country.

13. According to the old tradition, the pair of young after marriage exchanges sandals.

14. There are as many as 28 different climatic zones in this country.

15. Lake Titicaca is the highest located lake in the world.

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16. El Peruano is the oldest newspaper in South America founded in Lima in 1825.

17. In the vicinity of Nazda is the highest dune in the world, measuring 1 176 m from the base.

18. In Peru there are 50 peaks over 6,000 meters.

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19. There are over 1,700 bird species in Peru.

20. The country has 84 out of 103 ecological zones in the world.

21. The course of the Amazon River begins in this country.

22. In Chiclayo is the oldest grave of Lord Sipan in America.

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23. Position in the best world army list:
      – 2015 year – 58 place,
      – 2018 year – 41 place.

24. Number of soldiers:
      – 2014 year – 120,000 professional and 270,000 reservists, < br>       – 2018 year – 100 830 professional and 268,500 reservists.

25. Number of equipment:
      – 2014 year – 85 tanks, 890 armored vehicles, 220 jet aircraft and 73 helicopters,
      – 2018 year – 85 tanks, 890 armored vehicles, 274 jet aircraft and 98 helicopters.

26. Expenses for the army:
      – 2014 year – $2,500,000,000 ,
      – 2018 year – $2,560,000,000 .

27. Maritime fleet …
      – in 2014 , the year was around 20 ships, in 2018 of the year it’s about 20 ships.

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28. In this country, traces of the oldest popcorn in the world were discovered from 4700 BC.

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29. La Rinconada is the highest city in the world. About 30,000 people live at an altitude of 5 100 m.

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30. On the top of Mount Huascarán the smallest gravitational acceleration was recorded (9.7639).

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31. The highest waterfall in Peru – the Gocta waterfall, located in the hard-to-reach corner of the Andes, was discovered only in 2002. It is 771 meters high.

32. Machu Picchu, the best preserved Inca city on 7 July 2007 was declared one of the seven wonders of the world.

33. Peru in the fishing industry is in the forefront, mainly due to the cool Peruvian Current along the coast, which brings abundance of marine fish.

Autor: Grzegorz

34. The railway lines were built in the 19th century in order to easily transport raw materials extracted from the mines to the ports.

35. Polish engineer Ernest Malinowski built one of the highest railway lines in the world (4,749 m above sea level) connecting Lima and La Oroya-Cerro de Pasco.

36. In Peru, the world’s largest Potato Gene Bank was established, in which there are over 10,000 varieties of this plant.

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37. The minimum wage is 750 new sol per month (data from 2012).

38. The amount of income tax in Peru is 30%.

39. The unemployment rate in 2018 is 6.2% .

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40. 6 Peruvians have accumulated assets greater than a billion US dollars.

41. The richest of them is Carlos Rodriguez-Pastor with assets worth over $2.1 billion.

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42. In Peru, an average person consumes about 8.1 liters of pure alcohol per year.

43. National alcohol is Pisco.

44. The most beer is beer – 47%, then spirit – 47%, and wine – 6%.

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45. In this country, compulsory education lasts 12 years.

46. The beginning of education begins at the age of 6.

47. The average IQ level is 85.

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48. In this country there are 5.5% of people above 15 years of age who can not read or write (approximately 1,713,380 people).

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49. The national animal is vicuña.

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50. Built-up area allowed speed depending on the area varies from 30 to 60 km / h.

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51. Outside the built-up area, the permitted speed ranges from 80 to 100 km / h.

52. The permissible blood alcohol content in a person driving a car is 0.5 promille.

53. In 2013, 4,039 people lost their lives due to traffic accidents.

54. 10% of fatal accidents have caused people under the influence of alcohol.

55. The country has more than 4,264,000 motor vehicles registered (137 vehicles per 1,000 inhabitants).

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56. 13% of the population suffer from malnourishment (around 4 050 000 people).

57. 9.7% of the population live on less than 3 $a day.

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58. In 1970, an earthquake caused an avalanche from Huascaran. which killed over 20,000 people.

59. On May 24, 1964, in Lima, after the Peru – Argentina football match, there were riots in which 328 people were killed.

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60. In this country there are over 140 672 km of paved roads (0.22% of all roads in the world).

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61. In this country there are 191 airports, 59 with paved surface.

62. In this country there are over 1 907 km of railway tracks.

63. In Lima there is a 34 km metro line (26 stations). It was opened in 2011. Annually, about 91 million people use it.

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64. In this country, over 16,000,000 (2015) 22 000 000 (2018) people have access to internet (about 70% of the population).

65. Around 14 800 000 (2015) 20,000,000 (2018) accounts on Facebook.

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66. The national top-level domain is .pe . There are over 68 960 websites with such an extension.

67. The most popular pages with the extension .pe are: google.com.pe, elcomercio.pe and rpp.com.pe.

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68. This country has 2018 over year $60,861,000,000 in foreign exchange reserves (0.52% of foreign exchange reserves of all countries of the world).

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69. Gross Domestic Product (GDP) …
      – in 2015 the year is $217,607,000,000 ,
      – 2018 is $211,000,000,000 .

70. Internal debt at the beginning …
      – 2015 year was 20.7% GDP, or around: $45 044 649 000 ,
      – 2018 of the year was 25.5% GDP, or around: $53,805,000,000 . To pay it off, each citizen would have to give around $1,727.

71. Foreign debt at the beginning …
      – 2015 the year was around: $61 270 000 000 ,
      – 2018 of the year is around: $76 531 000 000 .

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72. In this country an adult person smokes an average of 11 cigarettes a month.

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73. The lowest temperature: -25,2 °C was measured in Mazo Cruz.

74. The highest temperature: 39.6 °C was measured in Pucallpa.

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75. The most deadly disease in this country is HIV / AIDS.

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76. The average life expectancy in this country is 73.2 years (women – 75.9 years and men – 70.6 years).

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77. In 2010, Mario Vargas Llosa received the Nobel Prize for Literature,

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78. In this country, men and women can get married at the age of 16.

79. In this country, women having their first child on average 22.2 years old.

80. 10 women give birth to 22 children on average

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81. The average age of people living in this country is 27.3 years.

82. In this country there are around:
8 486 000 people (26.95%) in the age range 0-14 years.
20 792 000 people (66.03%) in the age range 15-64 years.
2 210 500 people (7.02%) over 65 years old.

83. In this country, about 576,000 children are born each year (1.8% of the population), and about 189,000 people die (0.6% of the population).

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84. The name “Colgate” in Spanish means “I’m going to hang myself”.

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85. In this country, a person under 18 years of age is subject to criminal liability.

86. There are 215,000 km2 of agricultural land in Peru (17% of the country).

87. 188 people in 1000 possess firearms.

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88. The highest located city in the country is La Rinconada.

89. In this country, women have the right to vote since 1955.

90. In this country, the formalities related to the establishment of the company last 72 days.

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91. He joined the United Nations on October 31, 1945.

92. The work week is 48 hours.

93. 74% of the country’s population lives in urban areas.

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94. 685536 km2 of the country is covered by forests (53.6%)

95. The last death penalty was made in 1979.

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96. In this country, the amount of income tax for natural persons is 30%, and for companies 29.5% (2018).

97. The tax on goods and services is 18% (2018).

98. The level of inflation in 2018 is 1.6%.

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99. Peru has 34700 kg of gold reserves (2018).

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100. In 2018, the average monthly salary in this country is 1 630 S /.

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What is the highest peak in Peru?
The highest peak in Peru is Huascarán (6768 m above sea level).

answer: Marta

What is the largest river in Peru?
The largest river in Peru is Ukajali, 1,928 km.

answer: Marta

What is the largest lake in Peru?
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What is the national dish?
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What Peru has national colors?
National colors: red and white.

answer: Marta

What is national alcohol?
National alcohol is Pisco.

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What is the national animal?
The national animal is vicuña.

answer: Marta

What is the national sport?
National sport is the Frontón Palette.

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Which countries borders Peru?
Peru borders with such countries as: Bolivia 1,075 km, Brazil 2,995 km, Chile 171 km, Colombia 1 800 km, Ecuador 1,420 km.

answer: Marta

What is the average age of people living in this country?
The average age of people living in this country is 27.3 years.

answer: Marta

What is the minimum wage?
The minimum wage is 750 new sol per month (data from 2012).

answer: Marta

What is the population density in Peru?
The population density is 25 people per km2.

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What is the motto of this country?
Motto of the country – “Strongly and happily for unity”.

answer: Marta

What is the highest temperature recorded in this country?
The highest temperature: 39.6 ° C was measured in Pucallpa.

answer: Marta

What is the lowest temperature recorded in this country?
The lowest temperature: -25,2 ° C was measured in Mazo Cruz.

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With how many years can you legally buy alcohol?
In this country, alcohol can be bought at the age of 18.

answer: Marta