• Perú

  • The capital of Perú is Lima.

    Lima is one of the few capitals in the world that is located in the coast. It touches the Pacific Ocean.

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    Perú is home to the highest navigable lake in the world. Lake Titicaca is shared by Perú and Bolivia.

    Machu Picchu is a city of the ancient Inca Empire. The city is a UNESCO World Heritage Site and was voted as one of the new Seven Wonders of the World.

    The capital of Perú is named after lima beans. Peru was one of the first places in the world to harvest lima beans.

  • Other Interesting Facts

    The Andes Mountains pass through Perú.

    In Lake Titicaca there are man-made floating islands called "uros". 

    The Incas established their capital in Cuzco at the 12th century. They began their conquests in the early 15th century and within 100 years they had control of approximately 12 million people.

    The Inca's did not leave a written record.

    American Hiram Bingham discovered Machu Piccu in 1911. 

    The mysterious Nazca Lines are in Perú. The Naca Lines are very large lines drawings that can only be seen from the sky. The Nazca lines were created over 2000 years ago.

    Cuy or guinea pig is a traditional dish served in Perú.

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