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About Peru

    Where is Peru?

    Flag of Peru Western South America, bordering the South Pacific Ocean, between Chile and Ecuador

    Capital: Lima Coordinates: 12° 3" South, 77° 2" West
    Map of Peru

    What is the Peru weather like?

    Varies from tropical in east to dry desert in west; temperate to frigid in Andes

    Traveling to Peru

    Traveling by air

    There are 191 airports in Peru, 59 of which are paved.

    There are 5 heliports in Peru.


    Traveling by car

    There are 140,672 Km of highways in Peru.


    Traveling by water

    There are 8,808 Km of waterways in Peru.

    The most important ports and harbours are in major seaport(s): Callao, Matarani, Paita

    river port(s): Iquitos, Pucallpa, Yurimaguas (Amazon)

    oil terminals: Conchan oil terminal, La Pampilla oil terminal

    container port(s) (TEUs): Callao (1,616,365).


    Traveling by train

    There are 1,907 Km of railways in Peru.