Facts on Peru

General Information

Capital:
Lima
Population (million):
29.552
Total Area:
1,285,216km2
Currency:
1 CAN$ = 2.7 Nuevo sol (PEN)(2010)
National Holiday:
July 28 (1821 Independance Day)
Language(s):
Spanish, Quechua, Aymara

Political information

Type of State:
Republic (25 regions and 1 province)
Type of Government:
Unicameral 130-member Congress, President and Congress elected for 5-year term
Head of State:
President Ollanta Humala (Gana Perú)
Head of Government:
President Ollanta Humala (Gana Perú)
Ministers:
PM: Salomón Lerner Ghitis
External Relations: Rafael Roncagliolo
Energy and Mines: Carlos Herrera Descalzi
Main Political Parties:
Gana Perú, Fuerza 2011, Perú Posible, Alianza para el Gran Cambio, Solidaridad Nacional, APRA
Elections:
Last: April 2011 (Presidential and Legislative)

Map of Peru

Map of Peru