Apr 30, 2009

Facts about Peru

  • Native varieties of Peruvian potatoes almost 4000
  • Rate of inflation 1.6%
  • Navigable tributaries in the Amazon Basin 8600km
  • Gross Domestic Product (GDP) Gross Domestic Product (GDP) : US$72 billion
  • Number of taxis in Lima one in every seven cars
  • Population 27.2 million
  • Average daily visitors to Machu Picchu 1000
  • Estimated hectares of coca production 38,000
  • Median age 25 years
  • Languages
Spanish and Qechua
  • Currency
Nuevo Sol - or Soles - Exchange Rate, almost 3 Soles for $1 dollar