Peru Gianna, Alyssa, Brooke, Tashi

The capital of Peru is Lima.
Peru has a republican government, and the current President is Pedro Pablo Kuczynski.
Flag since 1825. It is named "El Pendon Bicolor." The Cinchono tree represents flora, the cornucopia represents the country's mineral wealth, the wreath represents victory, and the red and white symbolize independence and peace.
Peru uses the Nuevo Sol. 1 US $ = 3.3 Peruvian Sols.
The predominant religion is Roman Catholic with 81.3% of the population, and is followed by Christianity with 12.5%.
Pottery is a traditional artifact of Peru.
The poverty rate of Peru has decreased from 60% (2004) to just below 30% in less than a decade.
Peru's economy reflects its geography, as the coast is rich in fish and minerals are found in the mountains. The economy has been becoming more stable over the last decade, and is growing around 6% a year. GPD: %372 B.
Peru's natural resources include copper, gold, silver, petroleum, and fish.
Petroleum is the top import of Peru. Petroleum products make up around 15% of Peru's imports. They are the world's 55th largest importer, and spent &42.3 billion in 2014.
The top exports in Peru are copper, gold, and other metals. They are the world's 59th largest trade economy, and their top destinations are China and the US.
The US and Peru have a cooperative, positive relationship. Peru has seen economic growth and the decline of poverty rates in the past decades, and the United States supports their objectives with bilateral organizations.

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