Major Cities: Lima, Arequipa, Trujillo, Chiclayo, Piura, Iquitos, Cusco, Puno, Machu Picchu
Weather: Peru has two seasons: the dry season and the rainy season. The coast and western Andean regions tend to be dry. In the Andes, the dry season lasts from May to September and the rest of the year is mostly wet.
Currency: Nuevo Sol
Official Religion: Catholic
Electricity: The electrical voltage is 220V. 60 Hz plugs of two types are used, flat blade plug and round pin.
Country Calling Code: +51
Economy: Peru's economy today is a reflection of its varied geography; the different climate zones facilitate widespread agriculture, the Andes rich in natural resources allow mining and the Pacific Ocean with its ample supply of fish makes commercial fishing possible. Economic growth continues to be driven mainly by exports of minerals (mainly gold, copper, zinc), textiles, chemicals, agricultural products (garden produce and fruits), fish-meal, services and by energy projects making the country's economy vulnerable to fluctuation in world market prices. But the liberalization of the goods and labor markets, the opening up of trade through multiple international trade agreements, increased direct foreign investment has led to increased government revenues and growth in both domestic consumption and the development of the country's financial sector.
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