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 several ancient cultures. Ranging from the Norte Chico civilization in the 32nd century BC, the oldest civilization in the Americas and one of the five cradles of civilization, to the Inca Empire, the largest state in pre-Columbian America, the territory now including Peru has one of the longest histories of civilization of any country, tracing its heritage back to the 4th millennia BCE. 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

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]

Administrative divisions of Peru

Regions of Peru[edit]

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

Provinces of Peru[edit]

Provinces of Peru

Districts of Peru[edit]

Districts of Peru

Municipalities of Peru[edit]

Municipalities of Peru

Demography of Peru[edit]

Demographics of Peru

Neighbours of Peru[edit]

Peru is bordered by:

Government and politics of Peru[edit]

Branches of the government of Peru[edit]

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]

Local government in Peru[edit]

History of Peru[edit]

By period[edit]

By subject[edit]

By type of event[edit]

Culture of Peru[edit]

Culture of Peru

Art in Peru[edit]

Religion in Peru[edit]

Religion in Peru

Sports in Peru[edit]

Sports in Peru

Economy and infrastructure of Peru[edit]

Economy of Peru

Education in Peru[edit]

Education in Peru

See also[edit]



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

External links[edit]

Wikimedia Atlas of Peru

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