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Peru--Global Learning Assembly

Peru Assembly

Big thank you to Ms. Kelyn Henry-Perlich for doing the presentation for Longfellow.

Peru is a country in South America, bordered by Brazil, Bolivia, Ecuador, Colombia, and Chile. Peru was home to one of the oldest civilizations in the world, the Norte Chico civilization. Famous for its incredible geography, the country is divided into three different geographical regions. The Coast (Costa) to the west of the country, the Highlands (Sierra) which is the region of the Andes mountain range, and the Jungle (Selva), the incredible Amazon rainforest to the east.


Continent South America
Capital City Lima
Leader of country President: Martín Alberto Vizcarra, Prime Minister: Vicente Zeballos
Major towns Arequipa, Cajamarca, Cuzco and Trujillo
Population 29,500,000 people
Size 494,210 square miles (1,280,000 square kilometres)
Currency Nuevo Sol
Official language Spanish
Major religion Christianity
Life expectancy 72 years (men), 77 years (women)
Time zone When it is 12.00 in London (UTC) it is 07.00 in Lima (UTC-5).

peru Machu Picchu

Common Phrases

  • Hello Hola
  • Please Por Favor
  • Thank you, Gracias
  • Goodbye Adiós
  • Yes Sí
  • No No

Peruvian People

Peruvian Food

Chupe de Camarones---Freshwater shrimp, stock soup, potatoes, milk, and chilli pepper, served as a soup
Cuy Roasted or grilled guinea pig is a delicacy
Anticuchos--- Brochettes made from beef heart soaked in spices and grilled
Tamales--- Boiled corn with meat or cheese wrapped in a banana leaf


Fiesta de la Cruz Festival of the Cross with processions with dancing and music in towns such as Lima, Ica and Cusco.
It happens on May 3.
El Señor de los Milagros A highly religious festival in Lima. ‘The Lord of Miracles’ is the festival celebrating Jesus Christ. Thousands of people participate in the procession wearing bright purple.
Inti Raymi Festival of the Sun. The purpose of the festival is to celebrate the winter solstice and also worship the Inca Sun God.

Peruvian Animals

Common Animals

  • Puma
  • Jaguar
  • Llama
  • Alpaca
  • Humpback Whale