Outline of Peru

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An enlargeable map of the Republic of Peru

The following outline is provided as an overview of and topical guide to Peru:

Peru – country located in western South America, on the Pacific Coast, north of Chile. Peruvian territory was home to ancient cultures spanning from the Norte Chico civilization, one of the oldest in the world, to the Inca Empire, the largest state in Pre-Columbian America. The Spanish Empire conquered the region in the 16th century and established a Viceroyalty, which included most of its South American colonies. After achieving independence in 1821, Peru has undergone periods of political unrest and fiscal crisis as well as periods of stability and economic upswing.

General reference[edit]

An enlargeable relief map of Peru

Geography of Peru[edit]

An enlargeable topographic map of Peru
Main article: Geography of Peru
 Brazil 2,995 km
 Colombia 1,800 km
 Ecuador 1,420 km
 Bolivia 1,075 km
 Chile 171 km

Environment of Peru[edit]

An enlargeable satellite image of Peru

Natural geographic features of Peru[edit]

Regions of Peru[edit]

Administrative divisions of Peru[edit]

Regions of Peru[edit]
Main article: Regions of Peru

Peru is divided into 25 regions and the province of Lima.

Provinces of Peru[edit]
Main article: Provinces of Peru
Districts of Peru[edit]
Main article: Districts of Peru
Municipalities of Peru[edit]

Demography of Peru[edit]

Main article: Demographics of Peru

Neighbours of Peru[edit]

Peru is bordered by:

Government and politics of Peru[edit]

Politics of Peru

Branches of the government of Peru[edit]

Main article: Government of Peru

Executive branch of the government of Peru[edit]

Legislative branch of the government of Peru[edit]

Judicial branch of the government of Peru[edit]

Foreign relations of Peru[edit]

International organization membership[edit]

The Republic of Peru is a member of:[1]

Law and order in Peru[edit]

Military of Peru[edit]

Main article: Military of Peru

Local government in Peru[edit]

History of Peru[edit]

By period[edit]

By subject[edit]

By type of event[edit]

Culture of Peru[edit]

Main article: Culture of Peru

Art in Peru[edit]

Religion in Peru[edit]

Main article: Religion in Peru

Sports in Peru[edit]

Main article: Sports in Peru

Economy and infrastructure of Peru[edit]

Main article: Economy of Peru

Education in Peru[edit]

Main article: Education in Peru

See also[edit]

Main article: Peru


  1. ^ "Peru". The World Factbook. United States Central Intelligence Agency. July 13, 2009. Retrieved July 23, 2009. 

External links[edit]

Wikimedia Atlas of Peru

  • (Spanish) Web portal of the Peruvian Government
  • (Spanish) Directory of Peruvian Government websites
General reference