Facts and stats about Peru

29.85 million

Population. Ranked 42nd in 2013.


GDP per capita. Ranked 76th in 2012.


Bolivia 1,075 km, Brazil 2,995 km, Chile 171 km, Colombia 1,800 km, Ecuador 1,420 km
Largest city Lima - 5,681,941
Capital city Lima - 5,681,941
Major language Spanish, Quechua, Aymara
Major religion Christianity
Monetary unit nuevo sol
Prime minister Cesar Villanueva
Alternative names Republic of Peru, Republica del Peru, Peru
Groups Catholic countries, Christian countries, Emerging markets, Former Spanish colonies, Latin America and Caribbean, Religious countries, World

Interesting observations about Peru

  • Peru ranked second for biodiversity > bird species, threatened amongst Christian countries in 2013.
  • Peru ranked #5 for population amongst Latin America and Caribbean in 2013.
  • Peru ranked first for maritime claims > territorial sea amongst Emerging markets in 2013.
  • Peru has ranked last for consumption > consumption by sector > equals: household final consumption expenditure since 1979.
  • Peru ranked #4 for area > total amongst Catholic countries in 2013.
  • Peru ranked #5 for seventh-day adventist membership globally in 2004.
  • Peru has ranked last for coal > conversion in coke ovens > per capita since 1990.
  • Peru ranked 6th last for population growth rate amongst Former Spanish colonies in 2013.
  • Peru ranked #7 for GDP per capita amongst Religious countries in 2012.
  • Peru has ranked last for energy use > equivalent in kilograms of oil per $1,000 GDP since 2001.