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Peru geographic map

Geographical map of Peru
Geographic map of Peru. Full information about Peru on one geographical  map with cities, rivers, mountains and places of interest.
Geography map Peru. Brief description of Peru: nature, climate, population, industry, agriculture. Free detailed printable geographic map of Peru.
Peru geographic description
Behind the narrow, dry coastal plain of Peru  lie Ihe Andes Mountains, which contain active volcanoes and high  plateaus between the ranges. East of the Andes are plains covered by  rainforests. From about AD 1200. Peru was the heart of the great Inca  civilization. Spanish soldiers conquered Peru in the 1520s and finally  conquered the Incas in 1533. Peru became independent from Spain in 1821.  Native Americans now make up nearly half of the population and the Inca  language, Quechua, is one of Peru's two official languages.
Lima, Peru's capital, lies just inland from  its port of Callao. Manufacturing is small-scale in Peru. Farming is the  main occupation, and mining is also important. Copper is the country's  chief export. Peru also produces oil. silver, zinc, and other minerals.    
Area: 1,285.216 sq km (496.225 sq miles)  Highest point: Huarascaran, 6,768 m (22.205 ft) Population: 24,286.000  Capital and largest city: Lima (pop 5.706.000) Other large cities:  Arequipa (pop 619.000). Callao (615.000)    
Official languages Spanish, Quechua  Religions: Chnstianity (Roman Catholic 92%. Protestant 5%). other 3%  Government: Republic Currency: Nuevo sol Toucans are tropical birds of  Central and South America. There arc many different kinds, all with  large, brightly colored bills. Some are found in Peru's eastern forests,  where they gather in small Hocks high in the trees.    
Source of the Amazon The  mighty Amazon  River rises in the Peruvian Andes in a small stream called the Apurimac.  The Apurimac eventually flows into the Ucayali River, which flows north  to join the Maran6n River. From here the Amazon flows east to the  Atlantic Ocean.    
Machu Picchu. an ancient Inca city, stands  on a peak in south-central Peru. The Ineas ruled one of the largest  Native American empires. At its height the empire stretched from  southern Colombia, through Ecuador and Peru, into Chile and Argentina.    
Huge patterns and drawings of animals arc  marked on the desert floor at Na/ca. in southern Peru. Some are 2 km  (1.2 miles) long and completely visible only from the air. Nobody knows  the significance of these ancient markings or who made them, but  archaeologists think they may have had a religious or astronomical  purpose.    
Lake Titicaca. the world's highest  navigable lake, lies on Peru's border with Bolivia. It occupies a basin  between ranges of the Andes Mountains, at 3.812 m (12.507 ft) above sea  level. Local people use reed boats to sail on the lake,
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