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Republic of Peru
Flag of Peru
Coat of arms of Peru
Flag Coat of arms
Motto: "Firme y feliz por la unión" (Spanish)
"Firm and Happy for the Union"
Anthem: Himno Nacional del Perú  (Spanish)
National Anthem of Peru
National seal:
Gran Sello de la República del Perú.svg
Gran Sello del Estado  (Spanish)
Great Seal of the State
Location of Peru
and largest city
12°2.6′S 77°1.7′W / 12.0433°S 77.0283°W / -12.0433; -77.0283
Official languagesa
Ethnic groups (2013)
Demonym Peruvian
Government Unitary presidential constitutional republic
• President
Pedro Pablo Kuczynski
Fernando Zavala Lombardi
Martín Vizcarra
Mercedes Aráoz
Legislature Congress
Independence from the Kingdom of Spain
• Declared
28 July 1821
9 December 1824
• Recognized
14 August 1879
• Total
1,285,216 km2 (496,225 sq mi) (19th)
• Water (%)
• 2015 estimate
• 2007 census
• Density
23/km2 (59.6/sq mi)
GDP (PPP) 2016 estimate
• Total
$409.853 billion
• Per capita
GDP (nominal) 2016 estimate
• Total
$180.291 billion
• Per capita
Gini (2014)  44.1
HDI (2014) Increase 0.734
high · 84th
Currency Sol (PEN)
Time zone PET (UTC−5)
Date format (CE)
Drives on the right
Calling code +51
ISO 3166 code PE
Internet TLD .pe
  1. Quechua, Aymara and other indigenous languages are co-official in the areas where they predominate.

Coordinates: 10°S 76°W / 10°S 76°W / -10; -76

Peru (Listeni/pəˈr/; Spanish: Perú [peˈɾu]; Quechua: Piruw [pɪɾʊw];Aymara: Piruw [pɪɾʊw]), officially the Republic of Peru (Spanish: About this sound República del Perú ), 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 an extremely biodiverse 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.

  • Insufficient service coverage;
  • Poor service quality which puts the population’s health at risk;
  • Deficient sustainability of built systems;
  • Tariffs that do not cover the investment and operational costs, as well as the maintenance of services;
  • Institutional and financial weakness; and,
  • Excess of human resources, poorly qualified, and high staff turnover.
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  • Ley N° 27867, Ley Ley Orgánica de Gobiernos Regionales. 16 November 2002.
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  • Porras Barrenechea, Raúl. El nombre del Perú. Lima: Talleres Gráficos P.L. Villanueva, 1968.
  • Romero, Raúl. "La música tradicional y popular". In: Patronato Popular y Porvenir, La música en el Perú. Lima: Industrial Gráfica, 1985, pp. 215–283.
  • Romero, Raúl. "Andean Peru". In: John Schechter (ed.), Music in Latin American culture: regional tradition. New York: Schirmer Books, 1999, pp. 383–423.
  • Thorp, Rosemary and Geoffrey Bertram. Peru 1890–1977: growth and policy in an open economy. New York: Columbia University Press, 1978,
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