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This article is about the country Peru. For other meanings, see Peru (disambiguation)

Peru is a country of western South America, bordering the south Pacific Ocean, between Chile and Ecuador.

Republica del Peru
coat of arms
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National motto: Xxxxx
Official languages Spanish, Quechua, and Aymara
Capital Lima
President Alejandro Toledo
 - Total
 - % water
Ranked 19th
1,285,220 km²
 - Total (2002)
 - Density
Ranked 38th
 - Declared
 - Recognised
(Event Xxxx)
July 28, 1821
Currency Nuevo sol (S/.)
Time zone UTC -5 (EST)
National anthem Somos libres, seámoslo siempre[?]
Internet TLD.PE
Calling Code51

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History Main article: History of Peru

Politics Main article: Politics of Peru

The current president is Alejandro Toledo, leader of Peru Possible[?]. This governing party is with 45 seats the largest in the 120 seat parliament.

The second and third largest parties are in opposition; respectively Partido Aprista Peruano (short: Apra, 28 seats) and Lourdes Flores Nano[?] led Unidad Nacional[?] (17 seats).

(Subdivisions) Main article: (Subdivisions) of Peru[?]

Geography Main article: Geography of Peru

Economy Main article: Economy of Peru

Demographics Main article: Demographics of Peru

Culture Main article: Culture of Peru

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