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Area: 1,285,216 sq km (496,224 sq mi)

Population: 29,248,943

Capital: Lima

Religion: Roman Catholic 81%, Evangelical 12.5%, other 3.3%, unspecified or none 2.9%

Languages: Spanish and Quechua (official); Aymara, and a large number of minor Amazonian languages

Literacy: 92.9%

Life Expectancy: 72.73

Currency: nuevo sol (PEN)

GDP Per Capita: U.S. $10,000

Industry: mining of metals, petroleum, fishing, textiles, clothing, food processing.

Agriculture: asparagus, coffee, cotton, sugarcane, rice, potatoes, corn, plantains.

Exports: gold, fish products, copper, zinc, coffee, textiles, crude petroleum and by-products.

Electricity: Peru uses a 220v system.

12 Jun 2012

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