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Surface Area.- With an area of 1,285,215 square km, Peru is the third-largest country in South America after Brazil and Argentina, ranking it amongst the world’s 20 largest nations. Peru also holds sway over the sea up to 200 miles from the Peruvian coast and has territorial rights to an area of 60 million hectares in the Antarctic. Peru is divided into 24 departments…

Arequipa

Peru second city is chaperoned by the majestic volcano Misti, in the foothills of the western range of the andes. It is called the white city because of its buildings made from sillar stone. It is in the south east of the country and is capital of t he department of the same name, whisch is part highland and part coastal. Altitude: 2,350 m.a.s.l. Climate: Temperate …

Cusco

The terrain in Cusco is steep, combining fertile inter-Andean valleys with impressive mountains that descend to the rim of the jungle where the temperature rises and the landscape is transformed through a variety of vegetation. The city of Cusco, the ancient capital of the Incan Empire, was placed on the World Cultural Heritage List by UNESCO in 1983, and is without a doubt …

Machupicchu

New Wonder of the World The historic sabctuary of Machu Picchu lies deep in the highland jungle. There, almost inaccesible and surrounded by cliffs, the citadel is the principal attraction. Covered with vegetation and embreced by the rivers Urubamba and Vilcanota, isthe most valuable jewel of Peru’s ancestral architecture. General Facts Altitude: more than 2,400 m.a.s.l. Climate: hot and humid, the rainy season is from December to April Average …

Puno

High Level Folklore In Peru’s southern highlands in the eponymous department, on the extensive Collao plateau on the shore of Lake TItikaka. The variety and beauty of its music and dance has made it the folklore capital of Peru, It is surrounded by natural beauty and ruins left by the Tiahuanaco culture. General Fact Altitude: 3827 m.a.s.l. Climate: Cold and dry. the rainy season runs from november to …

Lima City

City of history, religion, modernity and good food Lima has many facet and more than one name: ” The city of Kings”. “Thricecrowned Garden City” and capital of Peru. On the shore of the Pacific Ocean in a region of coastal desert, it lies in the department of Lima in the centre west of Peru. General Fact Altitud: 154 m.a.s.l. Climate: Temperate and humid. The season of …