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Peru is in South America
Borders:
•West: Pacific Ocean
•North: Ecuador &
Colombia
•East: Brazil
•South: Chile
•Southeast: Bolivia
Demographic Facts
Capital: Lima
Varied Climate
Language: Spanish
Jungle, lakes, mountains, coast
Indigenous languages spoken:
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Aymara
Others
Currency: Peruvian Nuevo Sol
Population: 30 million (2012)
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The Seasons are Opposite from North America
Three Regions: Sierra, Selva, and Costa
Peruvian National Seal
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Top left: vicuña
Top right: cinchona tree
Bottom: cornucopia with gold spilling out
Religion & Immigrants
Freedom of Religion
Strongly affiliated with Catholicism
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81 % Catholic
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12 % Evangelical
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3 % Other
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3 % Non-religious
Peru is a Multiethnic Society
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Spaniard
German
Italian
African
French
Chinese
British
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President: Ollanta Humala
Peru ranks 5th worldwide in gold production
Economy grew an average of 6.4% a year from ‘02-’12
Many mineral resources
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Inca Empire
Famous People From Peru
Gastón Acurio Jaramillo
Henry Ian Cusick
NNa
• Gianmarco Zignago
• Laura Bozzo
• Alberto Fujimori
• Mario Vargas Llosa
(Nobel Literature winner)
Cesar Vallejo
Peruvian Traditional Customs
>3000 typical fiestas every year
FIESTAS PATRIAS
 Held on July 28th
CHRISTMAS
INTI RAYMI
CARNAVALES
SEÑOR DE LOS MILAGROS
Peruvian Food
Peruvian Dances
Marinera
Huayno
Many regional &
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dances
Passport to the World-PERU
Sister Cities of Franklin & Williamson County, Franklin
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Presented by:
Vilma Cueva
Patricia Soriano
Leonela Villegas
Firme y Feliz por la Unión
Firm and Happy for the Union
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