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Peru
(4,877 words)

La República del Perú (The Republic of Peru)

Demographics (United Nations)

Population

33,312,000

Area

1,300,000 sq. km (500,000 sq. mi)

Population density

26/sq. km (67/sq. mi)

Growth rate p.a.

1.20% (per 1,000: births 17, deaths 6)

Under 15 years

27%

Urban dwellers

78% (1.33% p.a.)

Largest cities

Lima 10,719,000; Arequipa 923,000; Trujillo 865,000; Chiclayo 637,000; Piura 474,000; plus 5 over 300,000

Languages & peoples (World Chris…

Cite this page
“Peru”, in: World Christian Encyclopedia Online, Todd M. Johnson, Gina A. Zurlo. Consulted online on 30 July 2021 <http://dx.doi.org/10.1163/2666-6855_WCEO_COM_02PER>
First published online: 2020



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