Basic Information Edit
Capital - Lima
Largest City - Lima
Languages: Spanish & Quechua
Area: 1,285,216 km2
Population: 31,151,643 (2015) 27,865,934 (2007)
GDP Total: $217.607 billion
Declared: 28 July 1821
Recognized: May 3rd, 1866.
|1438||The Inca Empire begins its rise to power|
|1533||Spanish soldiers led by Francisco Pizarro defeat the Incas.|
|1533||Lima is declared new capital of Peru.|
|1824||Peru wins its independence from Spain. It's the last colony in
Latin America too.
|1911||American archaeologist Bingham, finds Machu Picchu,
the dead city of the Incas.
|1983||weather phenomenon called El Niño causes flooding in some parts
of the country and drought in others.
|1998||Peru signs a treaty with neighbor Ecuador.|
|2001||Alejandro Toledo ibecomes first Native Indian President.|
|2009||Former President Alberto Fujimori is sentenced to 25 years in
prison for ordering abuses by the country’s security forces.
- Modern day Peru has been home to lots of ancient civilizations, the largest of these was the Incan Empire.
- The Inca Empire was centred around highlands of the Andes mountain range, and is a popular tourist attraction.