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Welcome to Peru, the third largest country in South America. Take a virtual voyage through its ancient history, natural landscapes and rich culture with TFK.


What do you know about Peru? Get the facts about the South American country. Then answer the questions.


Official name: Republic of Peru


Size: 496,225 square miles (1,285,216 square kilometers); slightly smaller than Alaska


Population:   29,248,943 as of 2011


Capital: Lima


Climate: Coastal areas, hot and dry; eastern lowlands, hot and humid; Andes, cooler


Official languages: Spanish and Quechua


Products: Potatoes, fish, rice, asparagus, cocoa; copper, lead, oil, gold, silver

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