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By: Megan Foster
 Human existence in Peru dated back to 9000 B.C. Incas were the native American tribe that inhabited  most of South Amer...
 Ruins in the Capital of the  Incan Empire, located  atop mountains in the  region of Cusco. Referred to, at times, as  ...
 Peru’s currency are called Sol $1 is worth about 2.73 Soles Peru, along with the rest of  the Latin American  countrie...
   Metals     Copper     Gold     Iron     Steel   Agriculture     Coffee     Fish     Fruits and Vegetables    ...
 Peru is a Presidential      Current President:  Representative               Ollanta Humala  Democratic Republic       ...
   Capitol : Lima   Population: 29.5 Million    (4th largest is South    America)   Peru was divided into 24    departm...
Diversity of Peru Amerindian 45% Mestizo (Amerindian  and white) 37% White 15% Black, Japanese, Chine  se, other 3% P...
 Exchange rate;  www.exchange-  rates.org Wikipedia.org Peru Ethnic Groups     http://www.indexmundi.     com/peru/eth...
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  1. 1. By: Megan Foster
  2. 2.  Human existence in Peru dated back to 9000 B.C. Incas were the native American tribe that inhabited most of South American. In late 1400s Conquistadors invaded South America they:  Enslaved Natives • Convert to Christianity  Brought on Disease (i.e. small pox, measles, influenza…) Center of Spain’s colonial Govt. until early 19th Century. One of the last South American countries to gain independence.
  3. 3.  Ruins in the Capital of the Incan Empire, located atop mountains in the region of Cusco. Referred to, at times, as “The Lost City the Incas” Construction began AD 1400 and was never finished due to the invasion of the Spaniards Rediscovered in 1911 by historian Hiram Bingham.
  4. 4.  Peru’s currency are called Sol $1 is worth about 2.73 Soles Peru, along with the rest of the Latin American countries, have more colorful currency than the US. Peru’s economy is much more volitile than the US economy.  1989 GDP -11.7% ▪ US 1991GDP -0.26%  1994GDP+12.84% ▪ US 1994GDP +4.11% Taking a picture of Peruvian Nuevo Soles, worth 2.73 to a dollar on average, shows a water mark strip just like U.S. Dollars.
  5. 5.  Metals  Copper  Gold  Iron  Steel Agriculture  Coffee  Fish  Fruits and Vegetables  Pharmaceuticals
  6. 6.  Peru is a Presidential  Current President: Representative Ollanta Humala Democratic Republic  5 year terms Government officials  Cannot run for re- are elected by the election for one full people. term. Has a Unicameral  Controls Military : Congress Army, Navy, and Air Force  5 year terms  Appoint Prime Minister  130 members and Council of Ministers
  7. 7.  Capitol : Lima Population: 29.5 Million (4th largest is South America) Peru was divided into 24 departments Nov. 18, 2002 Pres. Alan Garcia regionalizes Peru.  Now 26 Regions and Lima Province 60% of Peru is Amazon Jungle. 10% of the country is Govt. preserved 3rd biggest country in South America,
  8. 8. Diversity of Peru Amerindian 45% Mestizo (Amerindian and white) 37% White 15% Black, Japanese, Chine se, other 3% Peru has a dominantly young population. 43% of total population between 18 an 24 years of age.
  9. 9.  Exchange rate; www.exchange- rates.org Wikipedia.org Peru Ethnic Groups  http://www.indexmundi. com/peru/ethnic_groups .html

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