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  1. 2. Physical map
  2. 3. Facts <ul><li>Full name:  Republic of Peru </li></ul><ul><li>Population:  29.9 million (UN, 2010) </li></ul><ul><li>Capital:  Lima </li></ul><ul><li>Area:  1.28 million sq km (496,225 sq miles) slightly smaller than Alaska. </li></ul><ul><li>Major languages:  Spanish, Quechua, Aymara </li></ul><ul><li>Major religion:  Catholicism </li></ul><ul><li>Life expectancy:  72 years (men), 77 years (women) (UN) </li></ul><ul><li>Monetary unit:  1 nuevo sol = 100 centimos </li></ul><ul><li>Main exports:  Fish and fish products, copper, zinc, gold, crude petroleum and by-products, lead, coffee, sugar, cotton </li></ul><ul><li>Internet domain:  .pe </li></ul><ul><li>International dialling code:  +51 </li></ul>
  3. 4. Politic map
  4. 5. The Coast
  5. 6. Lima, the capital
  6. 7. The Highlands
  7. 8. Machu Picchu: The Lost City of the Incas
  8. 9. The Jungle
  9. 10. History: The First Inhabitants <ul><li>The earliest evidences of human presence in Peruvian territory have been dated to approximately 9,000 years BCE. The oldest known complex society in Peru, the Norte Chico civilization, flourished along the coast of the Pacific Ocean between 3,000 and 1,800 BCE </li></ul>
  10. 11. The Inka’s Empire
  11. 12. Independence day: July 28, 1821
  12. 13. Economy <ul><li>Peru is a developing country with a market-oriented economy; its 2010 per capita income is estimated by the IMF at US$5,195 and it has a high Human Development Index score of 0.723 based on 2010 data. </li></ul>
  13. 14. Peru's main exports
  14. 15. Culture: Nobel Prize in literature 2010 <ul><li>Stockholm –  Peruvian novelist Mario Vargas Llosa received the Nobel Prize in literature Friday from Swedish King Carl Gustaf during a ceremony in this capital. </li></ul>
  15. 16. Peruvian cuisine: Ceviche
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