Interesting and fun facts about Peru

What do you know about Peru?

Eager to find out more fun facts about Peru? keep reading! 
Here’s a list of Peru-related things you did not know about. 

Interesting and fun facts about Peru-Population

Population: 31,915,000
The eastern slopes of the Andes, and adjoining rainforest, are sparsely populated.

Ethnic groups:Mestizo, Amerindian, White, African descent.

Languages:Spanish (official), Quechua (official), Aymara (official), Ashaninka,

Religions:Roman Catholic.

Interesting and fun facts about Peru-Properties inscribed on the World Heritage List

There are currently 12  Properties inscribed in Peru.

Cultural (8)
Chan Chan Archaeological Zone (1986)
Chavin (Archaeological Site) (1985)
City of Cuzco (1983)
Historic Centre of Lima (1988,1991)
Historical Centre of the City of Arequipa (2000)
Lines and Geoglyphs of Nasca and Palpa (1994)
Qhapaq Ñan, Andean Road System (2014)
Sacred City of Caral-Supe (2009)

Natural (2)
Huascarán National Park (1985)
Manú National Park (1987)

Mixed (2)
Historic Sanctuary of Machu Picchu (1983)
Río Abiseo National Park (1990,1992)

Interesting and fun facts about Peru-Geography of Peru

Location:Western South America, bordering the South Pacific Ocean, between Chile and Ecuador

Area: total:1,285,216 sq km
land: 1,279,996 sq km
water: 5,220 sq km

Border countries:  Bolivia 1212 km, Brazil 2659 km, Chile 168 km, Colombia 1494 km, Ecuador 1529 km.

total: 7,062 km

Coastline: 382,414 km

lowest point: Pacific Ocean 0 m
highest point: Nevado Huascaran 6,746 m. 

Land use :agricultural land: 7% (arable land: 3% )

Forest: 60%

Natural resources:copper, silver, gold, petroleum,iron ore, coal.

Interesting and fun facts about Peru-Peru’s Nazca Lines are one of the earth’s greatest mysteries.

Peru’s Nazca Lines are one of the earth’s greatest archaeological mysteries. 

A 175 sq miles large area in the Nazca desert, south of Lima between the towns of Palpa and Nazca, is one of the most famous and archaeologically significant sites in Peru - Unesco world heritage site since 1994. 

There are over 300 geometric designs, which include basic shapes such as triangles, rectangles, and trapezoids,arrows and wavy lines, some of which are 30 miles (48 km) long. 

Researchers believ that the people of the Nazca civilization created these enigmatic drawings between 1 and 700 A.D.

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