Topics: Peru / Pages: 3 (531 words) / Published: Apr 17th, 2012

Some facts……
• • • • Peru is officially the Republic of Peru The capital of Peru is Lima. Peru s independence day is July 28 It is located in South America bordering 5 countries. • Peru is the second largest nation in South America. • Peru is divided into 25 regions

Some facts……
• The main language spoken in Peru is Spanish and a significant amount of people speak Quechua. • Peru is a multiethnic country. • According to the 2007 census, 81.3% of the population are Catholics, 12.5% are Evangelical, and the rest are other religions or non religious.

Some facts…..
• According to the 2007 census, the population of Peru is estimated at 29.5 million. • Peru s economic resources include agriculture, fishing, mining, and the manufacturing of textiles.

• Peruvian culture is primarily rooted in Amerindian and Spanish traditions influenced by various African, Asian, and European ethnic groups. • Peruvians are very religious. Good Friday, Easter, and Christmas are important holidays in Peru.

Culture/ Art
• Peruvian artistic traditions include pottery, textiles, jewelry, and sculptures, and architecture. Religious objects such as Spanish colonial cathedrals and crosses can be seen in Lima and other cities and provinces in Peru.

Culture/ Food
• Traditional Peruvian food blends Amerindian and Spanish foods with influences from African, Arab, Italian, Chinese, and Japanese cooking.

Culture/ Music
• Peruvians like to party! Music is a big part of our culture. • Peruvian music has Andean, Spanish, and African roots. • Musical instruments include Quena, Tinya, and the Cajon. • Peruvian fold dances include marinera, tondero, zamacueca, and huayno.

• Peru has many beautiful destinations that will fulfill the interests of many people. • If you are a surfer then Mancora or Piura in Northern Peru is the place to visit. • Peru shares part of the Amazon with Brazil so if it is a tour of the jungle then fly

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