Perú is the home to some 27.94 million people and is considered the fifth most populated country in Latin America (South America). It's capital is called Lima. that capital alone holds around 10 million people.

There are lots of different ethnicities in this area. Around cuarenta y cinco (45%) of the people are Amerindian, treinta y siete (37%) are Mestizo, quince (15%) are white, and the last tres (3%) of people are of other ethnicities.

Peruvian women wear traditional skirts called "polleras" or "melkkhay". They are designed with a colorful band called a "puyto". The Peruvian skirts are hand woven and made from a wool cloth. They are usually layered when worn.

Traditional clothing for men ranges in Perú. Younger men generally wear Western-style clothing. The most popular being Ponchos and a pair of pants. Older men still wear dark wool knee-length handwoven pants.


Peru is on the West Coast of South America. It has Mostly a warm, sunny climate dotted with a few desert climates and the tropical weather comes from becing so close to the equator.

Since most people would think it would be entirely warm in the country it actuaally ISN'T. Comparing the tOp paRt of PerÚ to the bottom would be comparing our florida to north place may be warm but the other a bit cOlder.

There are two main colors one the flag, red and white. Red represents the blood spilled in their fight for independence. White represents peace and bravery. The coat of arms features a llama and chichona tree, two important symbols of Peru, and a centered cornucopia representing prosperity.

Tacu Tacu

Some of the main foods of Perú are Tacu Tacu (A mixture of rice, beans, bacon, onions and spices), Papa Rellena (Ground beef stir-fried with onions, tomatoes, cumin, garlic and paprika), and Arroz con Pollo (Rice with chicken or sea food).

Another neat fact: Instead of chips like at our restaurants they serve toasted corn.

a Nuevo SoL is the currency of Peru; it can be broken into 100 céntimos (cents) like one of our dollars. Peru’s economy is relatively open and welcomes most foreign currencies.

1 Nuevo Sol = 0.31 US Dollar

Much like us the Peruvian people have a presidential republic. They're voting ages are similar as well, 18-70 years of age. Though the President of Peru, who is elected to a term of five years, can not be re-elected for a second term in office.

Many battles were going on about if Perú should be its own country. José de San Martin wrote a proclamation of independence to Spain. After a few more battles Perú was finally freed from the rule of Spain on 28th July, 1821.

The most common religion here is Roman Catholic, others consist of Christianity and a blend of Catholicism with their own beliefs. Three of the main languages are: Spanish, Quechua, and Aymara


Pata - In Spanish this word means 'leg' or 'paw'. In Peruvian it stands as a replacement for "amigo" (friend).

Pitri Mitri - This saying is a cute, rhyming way to say "awesome." If you don't like that saying then you can just go with bacón. (Cool, awesome, great, etc.)

Porfa/Porfis - Just a shortening for por favor.

Es un/una Calabaza - "A pumpkin head" - an expression they use for pretty people with no brain (airhead).


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