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Location of Peru on a Map

Where is Peru
About Map: Map showing location of Peru in the World.
The Peru location map shows that Peru is located in the western part of South America continent.

Peru map also shows that Peru shares its international boundaries with Ecuador and Colombia in the north, Brazil in the east, Bolivia in the south-east and Chile in the south. Besides, Pacific Ocean lies throughout the western side.

Interestingly, Peru houses Norte Chico Civilization, which is one of the oldest civilizations in the world. It was the colony of Spain and got its independence in the year 1821. However, it had experienced political unrest and economic crisis for long periods. The government type of Peru is a representative democratic republic featured with multi-party system.

The economy of Peru is largely depends upon the Services (it accounts about 53% of Peruvian gross domestic product); however, the other significant sectors are manufacturing (22.3%), extractive industries (15%), taxes (9.7%), and agriculture. In addition, Peru is also exporter of copper, gold, zinc, textiles, and fish meal.

Geography of Peru varies from the arid plains of the Pacific coast to the high peaks of the Andes mountains and the tropical forests of the Amazon Basin. The country has typical tropical climate.

Quick Facts
CountryPeru
Continent South America
Where is Located Peru is a country located in the Western South America
Coordinates 12°2.6'S77°1.7'W
Capital Lima
Largest City Lima
Neighboring Countries Bolivia, Brazil, Chile, Colombia, Ecuador
Administrative divisions25 regions
Area 496,225 Sq Miles
Population29496000
Official Language Spanish
Currency Nuevo Sol (PEN)
ISO Alpha-2 CodePE
ISO Alpha-3 Code PER
ISO Numeric Code604
GDP $370.735 billion 2014 estimate
Calling code 51
Time Zone PET (UTC-5)
Internet TLD .pe