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interesting information about Peru and the best tourist places to visit.
Peru is a country located on the western edge of South America, has
an area of 1,285,215.6 km ². Peru is bounded on the west by a long
coastline on the Pacific Ocean, with Ecuador and Colombia to the north,
Brazil to the east and south to Bolivia and Chile.
Peru is one of the most biodiversity countries in the world and major
mineral resources, is considered one of the twelve mega-diverse
countries, with a great variety of ecosystems, and consequently of flora
and fauna. Its territory consists of various landscapes, the moors, the
highlands, valleys and high peaks of the Andes mountains separating the
desert coast to the west and the Amazon to the east.
Capital of Peru: Lima is the capital of Peru, is located on the
central coast, along the Pacific Ocean. Lima is made up of a large and
populous urban area known as Lima Metropolitana, spread over the valleys
of the Chillon, Rimac and Lurin, and flanked by the coastal desert.
Main Tourist Destinations in Peru
Weather in Peru
The climate in the central and southern coast of Peru is arid
subtropical or desert, with an average temperature of 18 ° C and annual
rainfall of 150 mm.
The climate in the highlands is temperate sub-humid areas between 1,000
and 3,000 meters, with temperatures around 20 ° C and rainfall between
500 and 1,200 mm per year. Puna frigid weather or in areas above 4,000
and 5,000 meters, with an average temperature of 6 ° C, and cold weather
or snow in areas above 5,000 m, with temperatures below 0 ° C and snow.
In the jungle the climate is semitropical humid, with average
temperatures around 22 ° C and rainfall over 2,000 mm per year in the
high forest, and humid tropical climate in the lowland, temperatures
average 27 ° C
Seasons in Peru
Summer: From December 22 to March 21
Fall: From March 22 to June 21
Winter: From June 22 to September 22
Spring: From September 23 to December 21
Time in Peru
The current time in Peru is UTC - 5 (Universal Time)
Throughout Peru governing the same time, and no time change at any time
Languages in Peru
The official language of Peru is Spanish, which is spoken by 83.92% of
Peruvians are also other native languages such as Quechua and Aymara
which are used as official languages in certain areas of the country.
Quechua is used mainly in the Andean region and the Aymara in the south.
In the tourism sector can be found skilled in mastering foreign
languages like English, French, German, Italian, among other languages.
Currency in Peru
The official currency of Peru is the Nuevo Sol, coins can be found in
cents and Suns, the circulating cents in coins of 10, 20 and 50, and the
Suns in 1, 2 and 5 nuevos soles, and in bills of 10, 20, 50, 100 and 200