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Country Peru


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Region Western South America
Area (sq km) 1,285,216
Border Bolivia, Brazil, Chile, Colombia, Ecuador
Population 30,444,999
Nationality Peruvian(s)
Ethnicity Amerindian 45%, mestizo 37%, white 15%, black, Japanese, Chinese, and other 3%
Religion Roman Catholic 81.3%, Evangelical 12.5%, other 3.3%, unspecified or none 2.9%
Language Spanish, Quechua, and more
Literacy 93%
Government Constitutional Republic
Capital Lima
Leader President Pedro Pablo KUCZYNSKI Godard (since July 28, 2016); First Vice President Martin Alberto VIZCARRA Cornejo (since July 28, 2016); Second Vice President Mercedes Rosalba ARAOZ Fernandez (since July 28, 2016); note - the president is both chief of state and head of government head of government: President Pedro Pablo KUCZYNSKI Godard (since July 28, 2016); First Vice President Martin Alberto VIZCARRA Cornejo (since July 28, 2016); Second Vice President Mercedes Rosalba ARAOZ Fernandez (since July 28, 2016)
Currency Nuevo sol (PEN)
Independence Day July 28, 1821 (from Spain)
National Holiday Independence Day (July 28, 1821)
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