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Machu Picchu, Peru - Photo by markg6 - CC-BY

Population 2000..................................................27,012,000
GNP per capita 1997 (Atlas method, US$)........... 2,610
GNP 1997 (Atlas method, US$ billions)................ 63.7
Unemployment....................................................................8.2%
Average annual growth 1991-97
Population (%) ....... 1.7
Labor force (%) ....... 3.1
 

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Cusco, Peru - Photo by matthew.hicky - CC-BY

Total Area...................................................................496,222 sq. mi.
Poverty (% of population below national poverty line)...... 54
Urban population (% of total population) ............................... 72
Life expectancy at birth (years)..................................................... 69
Infant mortality (per 1,000 live births)........................................40
Child malnutrition (% of children under 5) ............................... 8
Access to safe water (% of population) .....................................66
Illiteracy (% of population age 15+) ............................................11

 

 

 

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Background Note: Peru __ A full national profile with history, culture, economy, maps and more. - illustrated - From U.S. State Department - http://www.state.gov/r/pa/ei/bgn/35762.htm

CIA - The World Factbook -- Peru __ A detailed look at Peru including history, culture, political structure, economy and many other topics. - From US Central Intelligence Agency - http://www.cia.gov/cia/publications/factbook/geos/pe.html 

Colleges and Universities - Peru __ List of schools with direct contact links. - From Christina DeMello - http://www.mit.edu:8001/people/cdemello/pe.html

Country Profile: Peru __ A general overview including history, political structure, culture, leaders, media, and more. "Peru is rich in deposits of copper, silver, lead, zinc, oil and gold. It also enjoys spectacular and varied scenery, including Lake Titicaca, the world's highest navigable lake, and has a strong Inca and pre-Inca heritage, which includes the ancient Incan capital of Cuzco and the lost city of Machu Picchu." - illustrated - From BBC - http://news.bbc.co.uk/1/hi/world/americas/country_profiles/1224656.stm


 
Economy of Peru __ "Peruvian economic policy has varied widely over the last decades, the government of Juan Velasco Alvarado introduced radical reforms which included an agrarian reform, the expropriation of several foreign companies, the introduction of a planning system and the creation of a large state-owned sector." An encyclopedic article with links to related materials. - From wikipedia - http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Economy_of_Peru 

Maps Of Peru __ You will find a wide variety of map resources. Select from MapQuest, Merriam-Webster, Perry-Castańeda Library Map Collection and others. - From embassyworld.com - http://www.embassyworld.com/maps/Maps_Of_Peru.html 


 
Peru __ An excellent tool for anthropology and historical research. "Handbook Series sponsored by the U.S. Department of the Army between 1986 and 1998. Each study offers a comprehensive description and analysis of the country or region's historical setting, geography, society, economy, political system, and foreign policy." - From Library of Congress - http://countrystudies.us/peru/

Peru __ Good overview of Peru including history, culture and statistics. - illustrated - From Infoplease - http://www.infoplease.com/ipa/A0107883.html

Peru __ A guide to law, constitution/s, legal history, international agreements and more. - From Law Library of Congress - http://www.loc.gov/law/guide/peru.html

Peru __ "It's the multiple layers of great civilizations which makes Peru so fascinating. You can wander around colonial cities which have preserved the legacy of the Spanish conquistadors, visit the ancient Incan capital of Cuzco, explore the lost city of Machu Picchu and ponder the enigma of the Nazca Lines..." History, culture, statistics and more. - illustrated - From Lonely Planet - http://www.lonelyplanet.com/destinations/south_america/peru/

Peru - An Introduction __ An excellent overview of the country. "We can assure your majesty that it is so beautiful and has such fine buildings that it would even be remarkable in Spain." ---Francisco Pizarro, describing Cuzco in a letter to King Charles V of Spain. You will find history, culture and much more. - illustrated - From InterKnowledge Corp. - http://www.geographia.com/peru/

Peru - economy Flag, Map, Economy, Geography ... __ "Peru Interactive Factbook: GEOGRAPHY, Flag, Map,Geography, People, Government, Economy, Transportation, Communications." - illustrated - From theodora.com - http://www.theodora.com/wfb/peru_economy.html 

Peru: Geography, Maps and Information __ You will find a collection of resources including geography, maps and links to related articles. - From about.com - http://geography.about.com/library/maps/blperu.htm

Peru: History, Geography, Government, and Culture __ "Information on Peru — geography, history, politics, government, economy, population statistics, culture, religion, languages, largest cities, ..." - illustrated - From infoplease.com - http://www.infoplease.com/ipa/A0107883.html

peru map and map of peru and information page __ An atlas style page chock-full of various maps of Peru, statistics, and general information. - illustrated - From worldatlas.com - http://worldatlas.com/webimage/countrys/samerica/pe.htm
 
Peru Photos __ Here are pages of click-to-enlarge photo images, pictures of Peru. - illustrated - From trekearth.com - http://www.trekearth.com/gallery/South_America/Peru/

Peru Photos, Flag, Map and Travel Information __ You will find several galleries of pictures of Peru as well as an 'atlas' style summary with maps of Peru and more. - illustrated - From pbase.com - http://www.pbase.com/world/peru 

Peru Video Clips __ You will find video clips related to the country. 'Caution' only a portion of the video clips have been reviewed by archaeolink.com. There may be material in others some would find objectionable. - From searchforvideo.com - http://www.searchforvideo.com/countries/peru/

pictures of Peru at picturesofplaces.com - peru pictures ... __ "Peru pictures including Cuzco, Lima, Machu Picchu, Inca Trail, Lake Titicaca, Arequipa, Urubamba Valley, Amazon, Colca Canyon, and more!" - illustrated - From picturesofplaces.com - http://www.picturesofplaces.com/CentralSouthAmerica/peru.html 
 

 

 

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