Name Peru (Cost of living)
Country ISO codes PE / PER
Continent South America
Continent code SA
Capital Lima
Area 1280000
DD coordinates -9.195179 / -74.990417
DMS coordinates -9°11'42.64" S / -74°59'25.50" W
UTM coordinates 18L 501052.79001066 8983569.2917796
Total cities 1687
Flag of Peru

Peru on map

Peru is a part of the South America continent. It's geographical location is subject to the ISO (International Organization for Standardization) standardization, which, for Peru, is PE.

It's territory covers an area of 1280000 square kilometers. The country’s administration comes from Lima, the capital city of Peru. On nationwide level, Spanish is declared to be the official language(es) of the country.

On its territory, there are multiple nationalities and ethnic groups represented, such as Peruvians. Highways and other transport links are characterized by a rather right-side road traffic. Traveling by car, people can drive 140672 km of roadways. Railway surfaces by length cover a total area of 1854 km. Peru merchant ships, tankers, and other types of maritime transport have access to 8808 km of waterways.

Regular telecommunication operations are performed with the use of 51 prefix. Citizens and residents of the country use PEN as the main currency to purchase goods and pay for services. Most people in Peru live according to the America/New_York time zone, which is also the one used in Lima.

More about Peru

Official languages Spanish
Nationalities Peruvians
Road traffic Right
Domain zone .pe
Phone codes 51
Currencies PEN
Life expectancy males Ø 73,8 years
Life expectancy females Ø 79,3 years
Birthrate 17,9 ‰
Deathrate 5,5 ‰
Males/Females 49,7%/50,3%


GDP 2,02 bn $
Exportations 56,12 bn $
Importations 51,45 bn $
Tourism receipts 4,78 bn $
Unemployment rate 6,2%
Inflation rate 2,14%
Corruption index 38 (bad)
Energy consumption 44,6 bn kWh

Land use

1% Urban areas 16426 km²
19% Agricultural areas 244320 km²
58% Forest 742729 km²
0% Water areas 5220 km²
22% Others 281745 km²


Roadways 140672 km
Railways 1854 km
Waterways 8808 km
Commercial harbors 98
Airports 174

Peru cities by first letter

Filter by starting letters of the city (cities - 1687):

ISO 2 Flag Name Continent Capital Distance
KHM Flag of Cambodia Cambodia Asia Phnom Penh 19705 km
THA Flag of Thailand Thailand Asia Bangkok 19441 km
VNM Flag of Vietnam Vietnam Asia Hanoi 19264 km
MYS Flag of Malaysia Malaysia Asia Kuala Lumpur 19257 km
SGP Flag of Singapore Singapore Asia Singapore 19129 km
LAO Flag of Laos Laos Asia Vientiane 19006 km
BRN Flag of Brunei Brunei Asia Bandar Seri Begawan 18824 km
MMR Flag of Myanmar [Burma] Myanmar [Burma] Asia Naypyidaw 18596 km
MAC Flag of Macao Macao Asia - 18308 km
HKG Flag of Hong Kong Hong Kong Asia - 18255 km
ISO 2 Flag Name Continent Capital Distance
ECU Flag of Ecuador Ecuador South America Quito 894 km
BOL Flag of Bolivia Bolivia South America Sucre 1469 km
COL Flag of Colombia Colombia South America Bogota 1498 km
VEN Flag of Venezuela Venezuela South America Caracas 1712 km
PAN Flag of Panama Panama North America Panama City 2040 km
CRI Flag of Costa Rica Costa Rica North America San Jose 2331 km
GUY Flag of Guyana Guyana South America - 2367 km
PRY Flag of Paraguay Paraguay South America Asuncion 2367 km
BRA Flag of Brazil Brazil South America Brasilia 2439 km
CUW Flag of Curacao Curacao North America - 2472 km

There are many ways to find how far is Peru (PE) from other places on map, North pole, Equator or South pole, there are 2 common methods - the distance calculated in kilometers and miles by Haversine formula.

From Peru to Haversine
North pole 11030 km 6854 mil
Equator 8361 km 5195 mil
South pole 8985 km 5583 mil
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People also ask - FAQ

The most longest distances between Peru and Cambodia is 19705 kilometers or 12244 miles.
The most smallest distances between Peru and Ecuador is 894 kilometers or 555 miles.
We found information about 1687 cities.
The capital of PE is Lima with population in 2021 over 68878 people.
The area of Peru (PE) is 1280000 square kilometers.
Yes, Peru is part of the continent of South America.
Official name of PE is The Republic of Peru.
Peru has approximately 174 airports.