History of Peru
Geography of PeruTotal land area is 1,285,220 sq.km slightly smaller than Alaska. The region is South America. There is western coastal plain, high and rugged Andes in center (Sierra), and eastern lowland jungle of Amazon basis(Selva). The lowest point is Pacific ocean and the highest point is Nevado Huascaran(6768 m). Major cities are Lima, Arequipa, Trujillo, Chiclayo etc.
Climate of PeruThe climate of Peru is somewhat a cooler tropical climate. Average temperature is around 76 degree farenheit . Average rainfall at peru can range from 150 inches in the rainy tropical forests to less than two inches at the coast.
Natural Resources in PeruNatural resources are copper, silver, gold, petroleum, timber, fish, iron ore, coal, phosphate, potash, hydropower, natural gas.
Tourist Attraction in PeruThe major cities of Peru are Lima(capital trans. City of kings), Cusco, Puno, Arequipa, Ica, paracas, Huaraz, Trujillo, Puerto Maldonado, Chiclayo, Cajamaroa, Iquitos etc.
Famous tourist attractions in Peru are – Kuelap ancient ruins, Moray walled complex, Cordillera Blanca mountains, Sacsayhuaman complex, Andes mountain range, machu picchu lost city, Chan chan archeological site, Inca trail, Choquequino ruins, Casa de la Emancipacion site, Ollantaytambs ruins, Chauchilla cemetery, Nazca lines sketches, Royal Sipan tombs.
Famous Hotels in PeruBelmond palacio Nazarenas hotel, Tambo del inka hotel, JW Marriott el convent cusco, Belmond hotel monasterio, JW Marriott hotel Lima, Palacio del Inka a luxury collection hotel, Hotel Atton san isidro, Hilton Lima Miraflores, Belmond Miraflores park, SIMAQ machu picchu hotel, Inkaterra Machu picchu Pueblo Hotel, Hotel Libertador Arequipa, Hotel paracas, Casa Andine private collection Miraflores, Aranwa Cusco Boutique hotel, Foresta hotel Lima.
Peru CuisinePeruvian cuisine, both traditional and modern, has variety. There is corn, potatoes, tubers, Quinoa, Kanwa and Kiwicha, beans, lupins, rice, wheat, meats (beef, pork, chicken) etc. Many of these items have come from Spanish, Chinese, Japanese, Italian and German cuisine. Among fruits mango, pineapple, are available. There is Papa a la Huancaina (boiled sliced potatoes), Lomo Saltado (steak with sauce, garlic, tomatoes), Ceviche (fish chops), Aji de Gallina (shredded chicken with onion, chillies walnuts), El chifa(rice), pachamanca (mixture of meats), Cuy (roast pig), ensalada pallares(salad of beans), sopa (soup).
Peru CulturePeruvian culture reflects multiple layers of a great civilizations. The lost city of Macchu picchu remind us of mighty Inca empire. Andes is vast mountain range where millions of highland Indians who have preserved their traditions. The amazon basin covers half of peru showing high species diversity. The three belts- Amazon basin, Andean mountains, a narrow coastal belt, are the examples of great Inca civilization.
People of Peru are also fond of sports. Soccer, volleyball, bullfighting, cock fighting, tennis, basketball, mountain trekking, mountaineering, surfing, rafting and mountain biking are very popular.
There are many festivals in Peru. There is Fiesta de la Cruz (festival of the cross), El senor de los Milagros, Inti Raymi (festival of sun), Virgen del Carmen (festival of dance, drinking, revelry), Virgen de la Candelaria (festival of music, dance, costumes), Puno week etc.
Posted By : All Places Map Last Updated: November 11, 2015
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Facts about Peru
|Independence Day||July 28, 1821|
|Climate||Tropical, Arid, Semi-arid and Temperate|
|Area||1,285,216 sq km|
|Currency||Nuevo Sol (PEN)|
|Neighbours||Bolivia, Brazil, Chile, Colombia, Ecuador|