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Peru



Republic of Peru
Republica del Peru

Things to Know

Capital: Lima

Located in western South America.

The third largest country in South America.

Map of Peru

Peru Flag

Symbols of Peru

Spanish (official), Quechua (official).
Hear phrases in Quechua
.

Currency: Nuevo Sol

National Geographic-Kids Peru

Animals

Peru Animals range from jaguars, llamas, to the Inca Hairless dog. There are desert animals along the coast, a variety of fish in the ocean, in the sierra (mountains) are found the llama, alpaca, and a variety of animals.

Climate

The climate of Peru varies widely, ranging from tropical to arctic in the highest mountains of the Andes.

Explorers

Francisco Pizarro (1478-1541) was a Spanish conquistador who traveled through much of the Pacific coast of America along Peru.

Alexander von Humboldt (1769- 1859)
Founder of modern geography.

Land

Peru has three geographic areas that run roughly parallel to each other: the Coastal Desert, the Mountains ( Andes ) and the Jungle . The dry coast rises quickly to the Andes mountain range and then drops to the rain forest containing the headwaters of the Amazon River.

The coastal region of Peru is its most densely settled area. Some parts are fertile but most of La Costa consists of dry and sometimes extremely arid desert regions .

The Andes range , together with its foothills, forms the part of Peru that is called La Sierra. Some of the worlds highest mountains can be found here, such as the Huascaran and the Yerupaja . In the southern mountains of Peru lies the mysterious lost Inca city Machu Picchu.

Satellite image of El Misti Volcano , Arequipa Area, Peru

The rain forest region is in the eastern part of Peru. The Amazon river finds its roots in Peru, at the point of two big rivers, the Marañon and the Ucayali. Lake Titicaca is the highest lake in the Americas. The Colca Canyon is twice as deep, making it the deepest canyon on earth.

Mummies

PBS Ice Mummies

Stories

"The Frog And The Condor"
A folk tale from Peru.

Collecting Firewood: A short Story from My Childhood

Games

Clues From The Past
Become an explorer and dig into archaeology.

Brainteaser: Inca
Prove what you know about the Inca civilization.


Music

National Geographic Music- Peru

Ancient People

Daily Life in the Inca Empire

Fun Facts

Peru Time
What time is it in Peru?

Color Pages

Peru Flag

Llama

Llama- Where is Home?

Llama hiking

Make

Stuffed Llama

Maze

Llama Maze

Recipes

Recipes from Peru

Wallpapers & Screensaver

Theme Peru
Variety of screensavers and wallpapers.

 

View

The Inca Trail and Machu Picchu
Follow the Virtual Inca Trail to the Inca city of Machu Picchu in the Peruvian Andes.

Peru
Virtural tour of Peru with 360 degree pictures.

 

 

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