This is a collection of Sandalsand’s pictures from Peru. They cover large parts of the country, from the arid coast to the Andes.
If you look up all articles from Peru, you will also find world heritage sites and regular travelogues. Before anything else, start with these pictures from Peru.
Pictures from the Peruvian Amazon, the mountainous north, the arid west and the capital, Lima. Then we move to Cuzco the capital of the Inca empire before the Spanish conquistadores arrived. This gallery also has images from Machu Picchu and the Sacred Valley - in addition to Lake Titicaca between Peru and Bolivia.
Afterwards, find more photo galleries on Sandalsand.
Learn about the country on Wikipedia. Here is a moderated excerpt:
Peru is a country in western South America. It shares border with Ecuador and Colombia in the north, in the east Brazil, in the southeast Bolivia, in the south Chile, and in the south and west also the Pacific Ocean. Peru is a megadiverse country with habitats ranging from the arid plains of the Pacific coastal region in the west; to the peaks of the Andes mountains extending from the north to the southeast of the country; to the tropical Amazon Basin rainforest in the east with the Amazon river. Peru has a population of 34 million, and its capital and largest city is Lima. At 1.28 million km2, Peru is the 19th largest country in the world, and also the third largest in South America.
The sovereign state of Peru is a representative democratic republic divided into 25 regions. Peru has a high level of human development with an upper middle income level ranking 82nd on the Human Development Index. It is one of the region’s most prosperous economies with an average growth rate of 5.9% and it has one of the world’s fastest industrial growth rates at an average of 9.6%. Its main economic activities include mining, manufacturing, agriculture and fishing, along with other growing sectors such as telecommunications and biotechnology. The country forms part of The Pacific Pumas. This is a political and economic grouping of countries along Latin America’s Pacific coast that share common trends of positive growth, stable macroeconomic foundations, improved governance and an openness to global integration. Peru ranks high in social freedom.
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Peru has a population that includes Mestizos, Amerindians, Europeans, Africans and Asians. The main spoken language is Spanish, although a significant number of Peruvians speak Quechua languages, Aymara, or other Indigenous languages. This mixture of cultural traditions has resulted in a wide diversity of expressions in fields such as art, cuisine, literature, and music.