Peru in numbers / basic information about Peru • Population: ~ 28,674,000 • Area of Peru: 1,285,220 km ² • Currency: Nuevo Sol (PEN) • Languages spoken: Spanish, Quechua, Aymara • Borders: Bolivia, Brazil, Chile, Colombia, Ecuador • Capital: Lima • Venue / parliament: Lima • Seat of government: Lima • President of state and government: Alan Garcia • Typical Products: fish, gold, oil, coffee • Voltage: 220 V / 60 Hz • Peru Prefix for phone calls: +51 • Time Zone: GMT / UTC -5 hours • In Peru, when it opened this page were 4:07 pm
Visit the top destinations in Peru, walk the Inca Trail to Machu Picchu, take a trip to Lake Titicaca in Puno, fly over the Nazca Lines, visit the Colca Canyon, one of the deepest in the world (3.400 meters), natural embark on a journey to the Paracas National Reserve or browse the Amazon rainforest to visit the Natural Reserve of Tambopata and Manu.
Lake Titicaca is the heart of the Puno region and one of the most important in South America.
This wonderful lake connects Peru with Bolivia. It has a depth of 283 meters and a length of 190 km and is located at a height of 3,810 m between the territories of both countries, because he deserves the title of the highest navigable lake and one of the largest in the world.
Despite the altitude, the water temperature is 10 ° C, this has allowed the development of aquatic life. The lake contains a large number of animal species, several wild birds like ducks, and fish such as search and carachis. In its flora highlights the totora plant used to build floating islands, houses and horses of totora (typical boats), besides being used as food. Of all the island in the lake, the largest in the Peruvian laso are Taquile, Uros, Suasi and lovers. Uros, consists of several floating islands, which are currently inhabited by Aymara customs heirs of the deceased people of the Uros.
The villagers fish with nets and live in rudimentary huts. Taquile however, is almost the center of the lake, about 4 hours from Puno.
This island is very special, its organized inhabitants speak Quechua and Aymara are not considered the language of the region. They are mostly fishermen and weavers who wear beautiful costumes as colorful or llicllas chumpi you.
The island will be completely removed from the noise and hectic pace of the city.
Remember: When you arrive at Peru sealed an entry permit. First, make sure you know how many days you got! Any input you have received permission, you must renew this at least a day before it expires. Beware - 60 days is not equal to 2 months. Do not forget! One way to renew your visa is to cross an international border. From Cusco to visit Bolivia (Copacabana, La Paz) via Lake Titicaca is the journey faster and easier by allowing an extension of the visa. Alternatively, extensions can be done for a month at a cost of around U.S. $ 28 on immigration in Cusco. It'll take most of a morning.