What is Peru?

  • (noun): A republic in western South America; achieved independence from Spain in 1821; was the heart of the Inca empire from the 12th to 16th centuries.
    Synonyms: Republic of Peru


Peru i/pəˈruː/ (Spanish: Perú; Quechua: Perú; Aymara: Piruw), officially the Republic of Peru (Spanish: República del Perú, ), is a country in western South America. It is bordered on the north by Ecuador and Colombia, on the east by Brazil, on the southeast by Bolivia, on the south by Chile, and on the west by the Pacific Ocean.

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Some articles on Peru:

... ( Wankawilka in Quechua) is a city in Peru ... The city was established on August 5, 1572 by the Viceroy of Peru Francisco de Toledo ... It is considered one of the poorest cities in Peru ...
... Jaén, Spain, a city in Spain Province of Jaén (Spain), a province in Spain Jaén, Peru, a city in Peru Jaén Province, Peru, a province in Cajamarca ...
Peru, New York - Communities and Locations in Peru
... Clark Corners – A location west of Peru village ... Coffey Corners – A location near the north town line, north of Peru village ... Cromie Corners – A location northwest of Peru village ...
Islam In Peru - Today
... There are a handful of Islamic organizations in Peru, including the Asociación Islámica del Perú, the Musulmanes Peruanos of Naqshbandi Haqqani ... Fresno, California, United States, has drawn up a proposal for the first Islamic orphanage in Peru, although it has not yet materialized ... In January 2011, Peru joined a number of other Latin American countries in announcing its recognition of the State of Palestine as a legitimate nation ...

Famous quotes containing the word peru:

    The idea that nations should love one another, or that business concerns or marketing boards should love one another, or that a man in Portugal should love a man in Peru of whom he has never heard—it is absurd, unreal, dangerous.... The fact is we can only love what we know personally. And we cannot know much.
    —E.M. (Edward Morgan)