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Transcript of Discovering Peru
The Andes Mountains (40% of Peru)
The Amazonian jungle
The Andean highlands in the east
The Amazon River
- The Peruvian population, estimated
at 30.4 million
- Lima, the capital city
- Population density 23/km2
Type of government
Thanks for listening!!!
-Guinea pig is a traditional Peruvian dish a.k.a cuy
-In Chincha, it is acceptable to eat cat!
-In Peru, it is tradition to give friends and family on new years eve yellow underwear
-The worlds worst soccer riot occurred in 1964 between Argentina and Peru
-Potatoes originated from Peru
A shield with the image of a vicuna(llama)
A cinchona tree
A yellow cornucopia spilling out gold coins that signifies prosperity
Western South America
Bordered in the North by Ecuador and Colombia, east by Brazil, southeast by Bolivia, South by Chile and west by the Pacific Ocean
Rena and Lisa
Copper, Silver, Gold, Petroleum, Timber, Fish, Iron ore, Coal, Phosphate, Potash, Hydro power, natural gas
The Nazca Lines
Plaza de Armas
Peru was once part of the Inca empire.
Conquered in 1531–1533 by Francisco Pizarro.
On July 28, 1821, Peru proclaimed its independence
Spanish finally defeated in 1824.
-The Peruvian armed forces are the military services for Peru
-Their mission is to protect the country
-The police are also classified as the armed forces
- The headquarters are in Lima
-There are 76,228 troops
-Peru is divided by 3 social classes
-The lower class is usually based in the city, 37% of the population
-The middle class usually insists of teachers, business men, small company owners etc.
-The upper class is based in Lima, approximately 3%
Meaning of Flag
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