8 mummies uncovered in Peru

Peru, officially the Republic of Peru, is a country in western South America. It is bordered in the north by Ecuador and Colombia, in the east by Brazil, in the southeast by Bolivia, in the south by Chile, and in the south and west by the Pacific Ocean. Peru is a megadiverse country with habitats ranging from the arid plains of the Pacific coastal region in th…
Peru, officially the Republic of Peru, is a country in western South America. It is bordered in the north by Ecuador and Colombia, in the east by Brazil, in the southeast by Bolivia, in the south by Chile, and in the south and west by the Pacific Ocean. Peru is a megadiverse country with habitats ranging from the arid plains of the Pacific coastal region in the west to the peaks of the Andes mountains extending from the north to the southeast of the country to the tropical Amazon basin rainforest in the east with the Amazon River. Peru has a population of over 32 million, and its capital and largest city is Lima. At 1,285,216 km², Peru is the 19th largest country in the world, and the third largest in South America.
  • Capital and largest city: Lima
  • Official languages: Spanish
  • Co-official languages: Quechua · Aymara · Other Indigenous languages
  • Ethnic groups (2017): 60.2% Mestizo (mixed White and Indigenous) · 25.8% Indigenous · 5.9% White · 3.6% Black · 0.2% Nikkei (Japanese) or Tusán (Chinese) · 1.0% other · 3.3% no answer
  • Religion (2017): 94.5% Christianity · 76.0% Catholicism · 18.5% other Christian · 5.1% no religion · 0.4% other
  • Demonym(s): Peruvian
  • Government: Unitary presidential republic
Data from: en.wikipedia.org