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PERU


PERU Peru's rich heritage includes the ancient Incan capital of Cusco and the lost city of Machu Picchu. The country has spectacular scenery, including Lake Titicaca, the world's highest navigable lake. Peru has a variety of attractions, for example its archaelogical treasures, the Andes mountain range and the Amazon rainforest.


Peru: A Fantastic Country


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Where is it?


Where is it?


Cross the Odd One Out Peru is surrounded by:

Pacific Ocean

Atlantic Ocean

North: Ecuador, Colombia South: Chile, Argentina West: Pacific Ocean East: Brazil, Bolivia


The capital city is Lima Currency (money used in Peru): Nuevo Sol A famous lake between Bolivia and Peru is Titicaca It has a population of 30 million people A 7000 km. Mountain Range is called Andes Peruvian languages are Spanish, Quechua and Aymara

 Nuevo Sol  Lima

 Titicaca  30 million people

 Andes

 Spanish, Quechua and Aymara


Andes Lima Cathedral

Venezuela Ecuador Colombia Peru Bolivia Chile Argentina

Lima

Lake Titicaca


THE INCAS

Inti, the Sun God.

The Incas were a Pre-Columbian civilization in Peru and other countries. Their capital was Cusco. The Inca Empire existed for over 100 years and included more than 6 million people who spoke varieties of Quechua.


http://panoramas.pe/machupicchu100.html

Machu Picchu is a pre-Columbian 15th-century Inca site. The Incas built the city on a mountain ridge, 2340m above sea level. They lived there between 1200 and 1450 AD. They built houses, fields and temples by cutting the rock on the mountain so it was flat. They built an observatory to look at the stars.


Further Information: http://www.worldatlas.com http://maps.google.com http://www.pbs.org/wonders/Episodes/Epi2/2_cult1a.htm http://www.ethnologue.com http://kids.britannica.com http://simple.wikipedia.org/wiki/Peru http://www.discover-peru.org/facts-about-the-incas http://news.bbc.co.uk/2/hi/americas/country_profiles/1224656.stm http://simple.wikipedia.org/wiki/Machu_Picchu http://kids.nationalgeographic.com/kids/places/find/peru

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