Peru : An Overview

Peru, situated in South America, is a country having boundary of Brazil, Ecuador, Bolivia and Pacific Ocean.The country border is about 7101 km.

Peru is located in three different climatic regions: Costa (Coast) -- having about 11% of state land, Sierra ( Andes, the highlands ) - about 15% and Selva ( rainforest ) and Montaña ( Cloud Forest ) - of about 64%.

Most chief rivers in Peru is the Amazon and its source rivers are Urubamba River, Río Apurimac, Rio Ucayali and Río Marañón. The main lakes of Peru are the Lake Junin and Lake Titicaca which lie between the Andes chain.

The most regular spoken language is Spanish being their mother tongue, verbally used about 80% of the population. The Spanish Peru has a variety of regional colors.

Peru's "national flower" is the Cantuta ( Cantua buxifolia ), having long bell-shaped flowers belonging to a average size shrub of the family of barrier herb plants which grows in 1200-3800 meters.

Tourism in Peru
Main source countries are the United States and Chile. 47% of tourists come from Latin America. Ecotourism is useful for the reason that there occur more than enough of undamaged nature, especially in the Andean lowlands in the east. The Andes offer climb in Huaraz and Cuzco and Machu Picchu which are the chief tourism spots in South America. The Colca Canyon north of Arequipa is a popular trekking destination. Amazon has also around the city of Iquitos urbanized as an attractive tourist destination now- a- days. The Lake Titicaca is a major tourist attraction.

Peru has a dense road network, until now main transport routes are not paved. Even the mountain location and the large distances can make travelling to the country more difficult than in Europe.

Culture and Lifestyle of Peru
Cultural life is primarily focused on a few large cities, especially in the capital Lima. Large areas of the culture being dominated by the imported intensity of comfortable circumstances of the Spanish defeater and the religion they represent.

An average student of schools in metropolitan locale has more knowledge than students of schools in rural areas. A relationship among malnutrition and poorer school performance is established. The wages of people is positively associated with their formation.

Peruvian Quechua literature which was written in the royally era is in the Quechua language.