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Peru

Peru Background Stats

National tree:

Cinchona , Kiwicha

Definitions

  • First human settlement > Date: Date or period of the first known or suspected human settlement within each geographic location listed. For further descriptions, please refer to notes.
  • First human settlement > Notes: Description of the first known or suspected human settlement within each geographic location listed. For the date or period of the described settlement, please refer to the according date stat.
  • First human settlement > Place: Location of the first known or suspected human settlement in each country.
  • Full name: Full names (translated to english) of the United Nations member states, as of 2014. For a list of full names in the respective original languages of each country, check this link.
  • Independence day date: Date.
  • Land border length: The length of each country's land border. Islands are listed as having a 0.0 km.
  • Length of border with Brazil: Length in kilometers of each country's border with Brazil. Brazil has borders with ten different countries, totalling 16,885 kilometres (10,492 mi). That puts it in the 3rd place in the countries with the longest international land borders.
  • National anthems: National anthem.
  • National identity card: Description.
  • Neighboring countries and territories: The countries and territories neighboring each country. "L" means they share only a land border and "M" means they have only maritime boundaries. A blank means they share both.
  • Number of maritime boundary neighbours: Number of states and territories with which each country shares a maritime border. Two countries separated from each other by a body of water have a maritime border with each other.
  • Overview: A geopolitical overview of every sovereign country in the world, briefly examining their recent history and place on the global stage. The texts are taken from the BBC News website.
STAT AMOUNT DATE RANK
First human settlement > Date 14,000 BP 2014
First human settlement > Notes Stone and bone artifacts found in a cave of the Ayacucho complex. 2014
First human settlement > Place Pikimachay 2014
Full name Republic of Peru 2013
Independence day date July 28 1821
Land border length 5,536 km 2014 24th out of 200
Length of border with Brazil 2,995 km 2014 2nd out of 10
National anthems Himno Nacional del Per\u00fa ( National Anthem of Peru ) 2011
National identity card N/A 2004
Neighboring countries and territories Bolivia (L) Brazil (L) Chile Colombia (L) Ecuador 2014
Number of maritime boundary neighbours 2 2014 102nd out of 171
Overview

Peru's rich and varied heritage includes the ancient Incan capital of Cuzco and the lost city of Machu Picchu. The country boasts spectacular scenery, including Lake Titicaca, the world's highest navigable lake.

A growing number of visitors are being drawn to its variety of attractions, such as its archaelogical treasures, the Andes mountain range and the Amazon rainforest, which makes up about half the country.

It is rich in copper, silver, lead, zinc, oil and gold.


Full Article
2013

Citation

"Peru Background Stats", NationMaster. Retrieved from http://www.nationmaster.com/country-info/profiles/Peru/Background

Peru Background Profiles (Subcategories)

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