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Peru is also home to many different ethnic groups today and is known as a major historical and cultural site. It wasn’t until July 28, 1819 until Peru became a nation of its own. The capital and largest city in Peru is Lima and the official language is Spanish. They have a population of almost 30 million, which is the 41st biggest in the world.

If you are from Peru then your nationality is Peruvian.

Peru has around 234 airports. That’s more than it has ever had before. This is a good sign for the economy.

Peru is home to the famous Lake Titicaca

90% of people in Peru belong to the Roman Catholic religion.

More than half of Peru is covered by jungle and rainforests. In particular, the Amazon Rainforest is the most famous in the world. In fact, Peru is a member of the Amazonas, or a collection of four nations, which the Amazon River passes through.

The capital of Peru is Lima. Lima is by far Peru's economic and cultural heart

The modern culture of Peru combines all of the best features of it's ancient heritage, with a dash of Spanish and modern influences.

The flag of Peru is composed of three equal, vertical bands of red, white, and red. The coat of arms (designed by José Gregorio Paredes) is in the central band; the coat of arms pictures a shield containing a vicuña (a llama-like animal), a cinchona tree (the national tree of Peru and the source of quinine, an anti-malarial drug), a yellow cornucopia full of gold coins, and a green laurel wreath and branches (with red berries and ribbons). This flag was officially adopted on February 25, 1825, soon after Peru obtained independence from Spain.

Did you know that the soccer is the most popular sport in Peru? Peru qualified for the 1970 FIFA Soccer World Championship?

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