Capital: Lima

Population: 31,240,044 (estimated in 2015)

Currency: Peruvian Nuevo Sol (PEN)

Official Languages: Spanish, Quechua, Aymara

Unofficial Languages: Other ethnic, native languages

Main Religion: Christianity

Ethnic Groups: Amerindian, White, Black, Mestizo (mixed Amerindian and white), and others

Largest Cities: Lima, Arequipa, Trujillo, Chiclayo

Main Sport: Football

Political System: Constitutional Republic

National Holidays (2016):

New Year’s Day (January 1)

Maundy Thursday (March 24)

Good Friday (March 25)

Easter (March 27)

Labor Day (May 1)

St Peter and St Paul (June 29)

Independence Day (July 28-29)

Santa Rosa De Lima (August 30)

Battle of Angamos (October 8)

All Saints’ Day (November 1)

Feast of the Immaculate Conception (December 8)

Christmas Day (December 25)