General Information about Peru

General Information about Peru

The LimaEasy project is dedicated to Peru's capital and gives you all the vital information needed to enjoy your stay and discover the amazing treasures Lima has to offer. Anyhow in this section you will find general information about Peru that first of all will help you to find your way to Lima.

The chapter of "Peru Info" will help you to understand why and how Peru's capital developed to what it is today. Important questions for every visitor like "Do I need a visa and where can I get it?" are answered under "Peru Visa" and "Peru Embassies Worldwide". Find interesting overall information about the Peruvian economy, politics and compact facts & figures under the correlating topics. Last but not least read more about famous Peruvians under Peruvian Personalities.

Visas for Peru

Visas for Peru

When arriving in Peru you will receive a 30, 60, 90 or 183 days visa depending on the mood of the immigration official at the desk. If you only get for example 30 days, but you plan to stay 6 weeks, just ask friendly for a 60 or 90 days visa and explain the reasons.

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Peruvian Politics

Peru's political development in the 20th century was characterized by parties reflecting the oligarch elements of Peruvian society. The military has been prominent throughout Peruvian history. Military coups have repeatedly interrupted civilian constitutional governments. The most recent period of military rule began in 1968 when General Velasco overthrew the elected President Fernando Belaunde Terry.

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Peruvian Politics
 
Peruvian Economy

Peruvian Economy

The Peruvian economy is historically based on the countries geographical conditions; the different climate zones facilitate widespread agriculture, the Andes rich in natural resources allow mining and the Pacific Ocean with its fishful waters makes commercial fishing possible. Already the Incas used the existing resources wisely and skillfully.

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Peru Facts & Figures

Peru is located in the central part of South America and borders on the north with Ecuador and Colombia, on the east with Brazil and Bolivia, on the south with Chile and on the west with the Pacific Ocean. The Peruvian territory covers an area of 1,285.216 square kilometers. More than half of the Peruvian population (54.6%) lives on the coast.

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Peru in Facts & Figures
 

Did you know?

Peru is the third largest country in South America after Brazil and Argentina, and ranks among the 20 largest countries in the world. The country's location facilitates the access to markets in Asia and the United States of America, which enables its projection as a linking bridge between markets in South America and Southeast Asia.

 

Public Holidays in Peru

The Peruvian Public Holidays are a very interesting mixture between the common internationally known and celebrated days (like New Year, Easter and Christmas), many Christian Holidays worshiping different Saints and also occurrences of military importance in the past like the famous Battle of Angamos (from 1879) and of course the "Fiestas Patrias" with two days dedicated to the celebration of the announcement of independence of Peru on the 28th of July 1821 by Jose de San Martin.

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Public Holidays in Peru
 
Peruvian Personalities & Founders

Peruvian Personalities & Founders

Peru is a country with a history and culture going back many thousand years and is characterized by its diversity with people from different social and cultural backgrounds, countries and reasons to live and stay in, fight for or come to Peru. In its long history Peru produced many important personalities that were not only significant for Peru's cultural, social and political development, but as well in general for Latin America and the whole world.

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Peruvian Embassies Worldwide

Peru has Diplomatic Missions in many countries. Peruvians living abroad and travelers to Peru can get help and information in embassies and consulates around the world.

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Peruvian Embassies Worldwide
 
Foreign Embassies in Lima

Foreign Embassies in Lima

Many countries have their representations in Lima. We have compiled a detailed list with (to our knowledge) all embassies and consulates in Lima.

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National Anthem of Peru

National Anthem of Peru

After Peru declared its independence, the general José de San Martín began a public contest to select the National March, which was published on the 7th of August 1821 in the Gaceta Ministerial (Ministerial Gazette). After hearing all the presented compositions the last production of Master José Bernardo Alcedo was selected.

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National Flag of Peru

The Bandera Nacional is the national flag of Peru. It was adopted by the Peruvian government on the 25th of February 1825. Peru's flag is composed of three equal, verticals bands in red, white and red; the colors of the Inca Empire. On the national flag the red symbolizes the bloodshed during the struggle for Peru's independence and the bravery of the men fighting for freedom.

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National Flag of Peru