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    1. 2. Peru <ul><li>Ethnic Groups </li></ul><ul><ul><li>45% Amerindian </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>37% mestizo, </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>15% white </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>3% black, Japanese, </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Chinese, or other </li></ul></ul><ul><li>Government </li></ul><ul><ul><li>Constitutional republic </li></ul></ul><ul><li>Languages </li></ul><ul><ul><li>Spanish and Quechua (official) Aymara and minor Amazonian languages </li></ul></ul><ul><li>Economy </li></ul><ul><ul><li>Agriculture and Industries </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><ul><li>Asparagus, coffee, cotton, sugarcane, rice, potatoes, corn, plantains, grapes, oranges, coca, poultry, beef, dairy products, fish, and guinea pigs </li></ul></ul></ul><ul><ul><ul><li>Mining and refining of minerals, steel, metal fabrication, petroleum extraction and refining, natural gas, fishing and fish processing, textiles, clothing, and food processing </li></ul></ul></ul>http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Image:Peru_Machu_Picchu_Sunrise_2.jpg
    2. 3. Topography <ul><li>Landforms: western coastal plain, high and rugged Andes in center, eastern lowland jungle of Amazon Basin </li></ul><ul><li>It has a total area of 1,285,220 sq. km. </li></ul><ul><li>2.88% of the land is arable. </li></ul>
    3. 4. Lima, Peru – capital city
    4. 5. Constitutional Republic 1993 established the present form of Peru Government which is constitutional republic form of government.. Before 1992 Peru had a civilian government with a bicameral legislature.
    5. 6. La Compania church in Cuzco <ul><ul><li>Approximately 81% of Peruvians consider themselves Roman Catholic </li></ul></ul>
    6. 7. Pre-Columbian Peru <ul><li>Ancient Peru was the seat of several prominent Andean civilizations, most notably that of the Incas whose empire was captured by the Spanish conquistadores in 1533. </li></ul><ul><li>Peruvian independence was declared in 1821, and remaining Spanish forces defeated in 1824. </li></ul>
    7. 8. Peruvian people Proud Incan heritage
    8. 9. Cusco Panoramic Cuzco from Sacsayhuaman
    9. 10. The finely crafted Inca walls of Sacsayhuaman, built on a hill above Cuzco .
    10. 11. Machu Pichu A recent report from the BBC suggests that this site may have been discovered-and ransacked, more than 40 years before Hiram Bingham reported its existence to the Western world.
    11. 12. Since Inca times, workers have redirected a salt-laden spring onto these extensive terraces for evaporation into salt.
    12. 13. Mt. Alpamayo,
    13. 14. The zone between 3,000 and 4,500 meters of elevation in the Andes of Venezuela, Colombia, Ecuador and northern Peru, comprise wet and cold environments called Páramos. Paramos
    14. 15. Nazca Desert, Peru.
    15. 16. Links <ul><li>CIA.gov/the-world-factbook/Peru </li></ul><ul><li>World Atlas.com/samerica/Peru </li></ul><ul><li>Wikipedia.org/wiki/Peru </li></ul><ul><li>Factmonster.com/ipka/Peru </li></ul><ul><li>Trek Earth.com/gallery/South_America/Peru / </li></ul><ul><li>bugbog.com/maps/south_america/peru_map.html </li></ul><ul><li>Birdlife.org/paramo_fundacion_jatun_sacha/Andes/Peru </li></ul><ul><li>http://www.venezuelatuya.com/natura/017eng.htm </li></ul>

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