Fun Facts about Peru

Some random but extremely interesting facts about Peru.

1. Peruvians grow over 55 types of corn
2. The potato is originally from Peru
3. In Peru along with corn and potato’s you can also eat cats and Guinea pigs
4. Peru has a lot of shamans like a lot
5. Two thirds of Peru is covered in the Amazon Rain forest
6. Peru had 1625 types of Orchids
7. There are 3 official languages in Peru: Spanish, Quechua and Aymara, but east of the Andes in Amazon Jungle regions it is thought that natives speak a further 13 different languages
8. Peru also produces tons of coffee
9. Peru is home to the highest sand dune in the world. Cerro Blanco located in the Sechura Desert near the Nazca Lines measures 3,860 feet (1,176 meters) from the base to the summit
10. The oldest occupation of man in the America’s is traced back to the sacred City of Caral-Supe a few hours north of the capital Lima. The 626 hectare (1546 acre) site dates back 5000 years


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