The Republic of Peru is an Andean State located in the central and western part of South America between the 81°19'34.5" and 68°39'27.0" of west longitude and from 0°01'48.0" to 18°21'0.30" of south latitude. Peru is bounded at north by Equator having a 1,529 KM long border and by Colombia with a 1,506 KM long border at south by Chile, with a 169 KM long border; at the east by Brasil, having a 2,822 KM long border, and Bolivia, with a 1,047 KM long border, and at the west side its coasts are wetted by the Pacific Ocean 3,080 KM long.
Travel Peru History
According to the census performed in 1993, its population reachedup to 22,639,210 inhabitants. Currently, its population is known to be 23,465,000 inhabitants, and a population of 27,952,100 inhabitants is expected for the year 2000. The population density now is 16.5 inhabitants per Km2 with a 2.0% growing rate per year. So at this rate, the peruvian population increases at 500,000 inhabitants per year with a life expectancy of 60 years for 1993; the urban population is equivalent to 71% and the rural population is equivalent to 29%, the main capital cities are those located in the shore (coast) from which the cities of Arequipa, Callao, Trujillo, Chimbote, Chiclayo and Piura (in the coast), Cusco and Iquitos in the highlands and jungle respectively are among the most remarkable ones.
Travel Peru Weather
Because of Peru's geographical location, it should have a eminently tropical weather with abundant rainfalls and high temperatures as well as exuberant vegetation; however, this feature is affected by the presence of the mountainous system of the Andes which crosses it in a longitudinal way, the Peruvian Current, the South Pacific Antyciclone are also added to these features giving rise to a diversified weather. In this way, the Coast (Pacific Ocean shores and western spurs of the Andes)….
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Because of its coast, desert, jungle and highlands, Peru offers many adventure travel options. Andean Rock and Mountain Climbing, Scuba Diving the Pacific Ocean blue waters, Horseriding 7 days circuits, Trekking the Inca trails, Rafting the Andean rivers, Mountain biking trips, Surfing the waves of the Pacific Ocean ... 4x4 Off Road, Fishing, Hangliding and many other adventure travel options in Peru... Come with us to find out what Peru can offer you and let your adrenaline flow freely!
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