Peru flag information
Description flag of Peru
three equal vertical bands of red (hoist side), white and red with the coat of arms centered in the white band; the coat of arms features a shield bearing a vicuna, cinchona tree (the source of quinine), and a yellow cornucopia spilling out gold coins, all framed by a green wreath
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Official country name
Republic of Peru
Republica del Peru (long)
Peruvian(s) (noun) Peru (adjective)
Spanish (official), Quechua (official), Aymara, and a large number of minor Amazonian languages
29,180,900 ranked 43, (data 2008)
shares control of Lago Titicaca, world's highest navigable lake, with Bolivia; a remote slope of Nevado Mismi, a 5,316 m peak, is the ultimate source of the Amazon River. The lowest point is Pacific Ocean 0 m.
Coastline 2,414 km.
7,461km, Bolivia 1,075 km, Brazil 2,995 km, Chile 171 km, Colombia 1,800 km, Ecuador 1,420 km.
25 regions (regiones, singular - region) and 1 province* (provincia); Amazonas, Ancash, Apurimac, Arequipa, Ayacucho, Cajamarca, Callao, Cusco, Huancavelica, Huanuco, Ica, Junin, La Libertad, Lambayeque, Lima, Lima*, Loreto, Madre de Dios, Moquegua, Pasco, Piura, Puno, San Martin, Tacna, Tumbes, Ucayali
28 July 1821 (from Spain)