Population of main cities including suburbs:
Lima (8,473,000); Arequipa (905,000); Trujillo (680,000); Chiclayo (520,000); Piura (380,000).
45% native peoples (Quechuas and Aymaras); 37% mixed ethnic origins (between white and native); 15% white; Black and Asian minorities.
Spanish and Quechua
Other Languages Spoken:
This country is home to more than one hundred different languages. However, Quechua is the largest linguistic native group, followed by Aymara.
Spanish and English, of which, as a general rule, people do not have a sufficient grasp.
Catholics 93%, Protestants 5%, Others 2%.
It is %T:%M %A In Lima
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National Currency: Peruvian Nuevo Sol (PEN)
Type of State:
Republic based on parliamentary democracy.
Type of Economy:
Lower-middle-income economy, Emerging Financial Market.
Agricultural, mining and tourism activities are the dominant sectors.
HDI (World Rank):
Note: (*) The HDI, Human Development Index, is an Indicator Which Synthesizes Several Data Such as Life Expectancy, Level of Education, Professional Careers, Access to Culture etc.
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11.5 per 100 Inhabitants
38.2 per 100 Inhabitants
Access to Electricity:
85.7% of the Population
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