Western South America - Peru - Nationwide Newspapers

Regional Newspapers

Spanish
Amazonas
Impetu

Arequipa
Arequipa Al Dia
El Pueblo

Cusco
El Diario De Cusco


Spanish
Junin
Primicia

La Libertad
La Industria

Loreto
La Region


Spanish
Piura
El Regional De Piura
El Tiempo

San Martín
Ahora
Diario Hoy


English
Lima
The Lima Bean

Country Information

Location:  Western South America, bordering the South Pacific Ocean, between Chile and Ecuador
Geographic Coordinates:   10 00 S, 76 00 W
Area:   1,285,216 sq km (land: 1,279,996 sq km water: 5,220 sq km)
Climate:  Varies from tropical in east to dry desert in west; temperate to frigid in Andes
Languages:  Spanish (official) 84.1%, Quechua (official) 13%, Aymara (official) 1.7%, Ashaninka 0.3% (2007 Census)
Population:  29,849,303 (July 2013 est.)
Capital:  Lima
Religion:  Roman Catholic 81.3%, Evangelical 12.5%, other 3.3%, unspecified or none 2.9% (2007 Census)
Ethnic Groups:  Amerindian 45%, mestizo (mixed Amerindian and white) 37%, white 15%, black, Japanese, Chinese, and other 3%
Independence:  28 July 1821 (from Spain)

Source:  CIA Factbook