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Peru History

Peru History

On the prehistory and early history of South America, Andean high cultures, Inca. Colonial times The turmoil in the Inca empire after the death of the ruler Huayna Capac († 1527; war of succession among his sons) and an epidemic in 1527 made it easier for the Spaniards (initially only 183 men) under F. Pizarro to conquer the empire. Pizarro occupied Cajamarca, Atahualpa’s residence, on November 15, 1532 and had him executed in mid-1533. On November 15, 1533 he moved…

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Peru Country Information

Peru Country Information

The name “Peru” probably comes from the troops of the Spaniards who moved through the small landscape of “Biru” and transferred their names to the whole country, from which “Peru” developed over time. For the Incas, the country was called “Tahuantin-suyu” – “four provinces”, since they had divided their great empire in four provinces. Location With an area of ​​1,285,220 square kilometers, Peru is the third largest country in South America and the largest of the Andean countries. Peru shares…

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Peru Guide

Peru Guide

Peru – country information Country name Peru Official name Republic of Peru Capital Lima continent South America Area 1,285,220 km Population 30 475 144 (2013) Foundation of a state 28. 7. 1821 The highest mountains Nevado de Huascarán 6768 m Longest rivers Ucayali-Apurímac 1980 km State system a pluralistic presidential republic with a bicameral parliament The biggest cities Lima (capital) 6,850,000, Arequipa 705,000, Callao 630,000 Official language Spanish, Quechua Ethnicity/National Composition Quechua Indians 48%, Aymara 5%, mestizos 33%, whites 11%,…

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