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Lima / Peru Statistics
Peru State Flag
Peru - Location Western South America, bordering the South Pacific Ocean, between Chile and Ecuador
Area - Total 1,285,220 sq km
Area - Land 1.28 million sq km
Area - Water 5,220 sq km
Geographic Coordinates 10 00 S, 76 00 W
Coastline 2,414 km
Elevation Highest Nevado Huascaran 6,768 m
Elevation Lowest Pacific Ocean 0 m
Birth rate 21.27 births/1,000 population (2004 est.)
Death rate 6.29 deaths/1,000 population (2004 est.)
Life expectancy - Male 67.48 years
Life expectancy - Female 71.03 years (2004 est.)
Languages Spanish (official), Quechua (official), Aymara, and a large number of minor Amazonian languages
Independence 28 July 1821 (from Spain)
Flag Description three equal, vertical bands of red (hoist side), white, and red with the coat of arms centered in the white band; the coat of arms features a shield bearing a vicuna, cinchona tree (the source of quinine), and a yellow cornucopia spilling out gold coins, all framed by a green wreath
Internet Code .pe
Airports 233 (2003 est.)
Bordering Countries Bolivia, Brazil, Chile, Colombia, Ecuador
Records Source of the biggest river flow in the world (Amazon, 150 000 m3/s).
Source of the 2nd longest river in the world (Amazon, 6400 km).
Largest lake in South America = Titicaca (8200 Km2 ; height=3811 m).

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