As the home of the famous Incan Empire, Peru is an amazing country. Because of its range of geography, from desert coastal lands, to the Andes Mountains, to the Amazon basin, Peru has extensive micro-climates and is one of the most bio-diverse places on planet Earth. It is also home to Lake Titicaca, the highest navigable lake in the world, as well as the iconic ruins of Machu Picchu.

Here is a 3-minute video that offers a very artistic look at Peru. This is an enjoyable 13-minute video all about Peru.

FunFacts about Peru: (Source) 

  • Basic information, quote: Peru, officially the Republic of Peru, is a country in western South America. It is bordered in the north by Ecuador and Colombia, in the east by Brazil, in the southeast by Bolivia, in the south by Chile, and in the west by the Pacific Ocean. Peru is a megadiverse country with habitats ranging from the arid plains of the Pacific coastal region in the west to the peaks of the Andes mountains vertically extending from the north to the southeast of the country to the tropical Amazon Basin rainforest in the east with the Amazon river. (Source)
  • Peru has a population of 32 million.
  • Lima is the capital of Peru.
  • The Andean Civilizations had their origins in the coastal deserts of Peru. The Norte Chico Civilization is the oldest in all the Americas, and began in this location sometime around 5500 years ago. It is considered one of the Five Cradles of Civilization.
  • The Spanish Empire conquered the region in the 1500s.
  • Peru secured its independence from Spain in 1824.
  • Peru is divided into 25 governing regions.
  • Peru’s primary industries include mining, manufacturing, fishing and agriculture. Telecommunications and biotechnology are growing sectors. Peru has one of the strongest economies in the region and is ranked 48th largest in the world.
  • Peru ranks high in social freedom and in human development.
  • Peru’s official language is Spanish though a large percentage of Peruvians also speak Quechua and other native languages.
  • Machu Picchu is an iconic symbol of pre-Columbian Peru.
  • The Pacific coastline of Peru is mostly arid.
  • Peru has a diversity of climates from coastal, to mountainous, to tropical.
  • The Amazon rainforest makes up a portion of Peru.
  • When it comes to wildlife, Peru is considered Megadiverse because of the huge number of plants and animals to be found within its borders.

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33 thoughts on “Peru

  1. I’d like to go to Peru and explore all the diverse climates. Seeing all the interesting places in the photos would be a fun expedition!

  2. I loved the photos and videos of Peru what a beautiful and diverse area I would love to go there and dicover the different things.

  3. Beautiful country.. I love the photo of the colored mountains. I would like everyone to keep me in your thoughts today if you would. I go to have the temporary spinal stimulator put in my back this morning. I hope it’s ok to ask you all. I admit I’m nervous because I won’t be asleep for this trial implant since they have to know where to place the leads in my spine. Thank you for your thoughts. Have a great day everyone. :):)

  4. Love the views of the mountains. My favorite is the multi colored one. Though the pictures of the Lamas steal my heart

  5. Peru is one of the few countries in South America I’ve never been too but always wanted to go to. I have always wanted to go visit Machu Picchu, it’s on my bucket list.

  6. Enjoyed the videos and such a beautiful country. The colors of their clothing is awesome. Wouldn’t mind visiting there. Loved all the pictures especially #17 – the lush forest. AZ

  7. Hi, Everyone,
    I know I kind of overdid it with the number of photos, lol! But once I got started collecting them for the blog today, I had a hard time stopping. There is just so much incredible beauty and diversity of landscape in Peru. I would love to see Machu Picchu in person as well and so many other places in this incredible country. One of the videos from yesterday’s blog on Lake Titicaca showed the indigenous people as being so loving and friendly, it made me want to visit and stay awhile. Our planet and the people in it are endlessly fascinating.

    Thanks for being on my blog and for sharing your thoughts with all of us!

    Buckeye, Arizona USA

  8. It truly is a beautiful country. My brother-in-law had the chance to visit once and he absolutely loved it. I understand the food is delicious; the people are friendly and hospitable; and the scenery is breath-taking. The picture of the alpaca makes me smile.

    Fort Myers, Florida

  9. I have not been to Peru but my son has a buddy who married a woman from Peru and they now live in Columbia.
    The vibrant colors of their woven material draws me in – love it. Thank you.

  10. it is a very interesting country.. My guy that used to work with me once from Peru and he was tell me all sorts of things about that place.. Alberta Canada

  11. Beautiful country. I was lucky enough to take a trip to Machu Picchu and it was amazing. I wish I would have had time to explore more of the country. Definitely a place I want to visit again some day.

  12. Peru is a very colorful country that’s for sure. Although it would be interesting to visit today I find the history of Peru fascinating, even if they were a bit savage with their rituals.

  13. Thanks Caris! The beauty of Peru is truly displayed in this blog! From the diverse landscape and its natural colors, to the people, you captured a lot!

  14. Love the amazing pictures. The vibrant colors and amazing architecture! Loved the very first picture of the little girl!!! How precious!!!!!

  15. We toured Peru with my daughter in law’s Peruvian family from Lima and had so much fun. BE PREPARED TO TAKE IT SLOW when you get into the Andes, however. Visiting Machpichu and other mountain towns you are in a low oxygen situation, and can experience brain swelling, dehydration, etc. so allow a few days for your body to accommodate to the extreme conditions before hiking.

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