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Peru. English- Spanish- pronunciation- Hello - – hola – (oh-la) Good morning – Buenos Dias – (bway-nohs dee-ahs) Good bye –Adios – (ah-dee-ohs) Please – Por favor – (por-fah-vor)

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Greetings

English- Spanish- pronunciation-

Hello - – hola – (oh-la)

Good morning – Buenos Dias – (bway-nohs dee-ahs)

Good bye –Adios – (ah-dee-ohs)

Please – Por favor – (por-fah-vor)

Thank you – Gracias – (Grah-see-us)

Yes – Si – (see)

No – No – (Noh)

Greetings




Some common names female names male names
Some common namesFemalenames Male names


History

Evidence of settlement in Peru dates back thousands of years but, except for some scattered ruins, little is known of these early peoples. In about 1250 BC groups such as the Chavín, Chimú, Nazca, and Tiahuanaco migrated into the region from the north. The Chimú built the city of Chan Chan about AD 1000, ruins of which remain today.

history


Fact file for peru

Peru Fact File but, except for some scattered ruins, little is known of these early peoples. In about 1250 BC groups such as the Chavín, Chimú, Nazca, and Tiahuanaco migrated into the region from the north. The Chimú built the city of Chan

Country name:    Republic of Peru Area:    Total: 1,285,220 sq km  Population:    28 million Age structure:    0-14 years: 30%, 15-64 years: 64%, 65 years and over: 6%Life expectancy at birth:    70 years

Fact file for Peru


Fact file cont

Ethnic groups:    Amerindian 45%, mestizo (mixed Amerindian and white) 37%, white 15%, other 3%

Religions:    Roman Catholic 81%, Seventh Day Adventist 1.4%, other Christian 0.7%, other 0.6%, no religion 16.3%

Capital:    Lima

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

Major International airports:   Lima & Cusco

Currency: Nuevo sol    (10 Soles = US$3)

Fact file cont.


Attractions
Attractions Amerindian and white) 37%, white 15%, other 3%


Economy

ECONOMY Amerindian and white) 37%, white 15%, other 3%Peru's economy has shown strong growth over the past seven years, averaging 6.8% a year, helped by market-oriented economic reforms and privatizations in the 1990s, and measures taken since 2001 to promote trade and attract investment.

GDP grew 9.8% in 2008, 8.9% in 2007, 7.7% in 2006, and 6.8% in 2005.

Economy


Exports

  • Exports: Amerindian and white) 37%, white 15%, other 3%

  • 1. Gold

  • 2. Copper

  • 3. Cotton apparel and household goods

  • 4. Other petroleum products

  • 5. Fuel oil

Exports


Imports

  • 1. Fuel oil Amerindian and white) 37%, white 15%, other 3%

  • 2. Plastic materials

  • 3. Excavating machinery

  • 4. Computer accessories

  • 5. Other household goods

Imports


Top 10 commodities

  • Gold … US$605 per oz Amerindian and white) 37%, white 15%, other 3%

  • Copper … $2.82 per 16 oz

  • Petroleum products $175 dollars per 153 litres.

  • Fuel oil $184 per 153 litres

  • Zinc $0.80 per 16 oz

Top 10 commodities


Top 10 commodities cont

  • Plastic materials $8.00 per kg Amerindian and white) 37%, white 15%, other 3%

  • Excavating machinery $15,000 each unit

  • Computer accessories $300 average

  • Tin $14.20 per oz

  • Soybeans $5.00 per kg

Top 10 commodities cont.


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