On the 28th of October 1746 a massive earthquake, the largest to strike central Peru in recorded history, ravaged Lima, by now a bustling city with 50,000 citizens. This magnitude 8.6 quake completely destroyed Lima and everything else along the central Peruvian coast. According to reports half an hour after the quake, a large tsunami struck the...
The Ministry of Defense (MINDEF) is an institution of the Peruvian Government in charge of the national security and defense policy of the country on land, air and sea. It participates in the national development, humanitarian operations and disaster risk management.
In Peru we only have voluntary fire brigades. While in in Lima the different districts have very well equipped vehicles and respond to any kind of emergency quickly, in the provinces the standard unfortunately is often lower.
Operated by the San Pablo Group (see the hospital with the same name in Surco, Lima) the Cardio Movil is a private ambulance service specilized in responding to cardio-vascular emergencies and transporting cardio patients from one hospital to another.
The Peruvian economy is an emerging, social market economy highly dependent on foreign trade and classified as an upper middle income economy by the World Bank. The country has among other smaller sectors rich deposits of natural resources, huge agricultural potential, good fishing grounds, a traditional textile industry and enormous tourism cap...
Due to its diverse geographical conditions, Peru has a large diversity of climates; from desert climate to mountain climate to tropical climate and anything in between. So questions such as “What’s the best time to travel to Peru?” or “How is the weather in Peru in February? In December?” are impossible to answer.
Founded in April 1826, the National Museum of Archaeology, Anthropology and History of Peru (MNAAHP) is Peru's oldest state museum. On display is a wide range of perfectly preserved pre-Hispanic ceramics, textiles, metals, organic materials and lithic's. Objects of historic-artistic value are exhibited. The documentary, photographic and bibliographic collections tell...
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