Huaraz

Huaraz founded as San Sebastian de Huaraz, is a city in Peru. It is the capital of the Ancash Region (State of Ancash) and the seat of government of Huaraz Province. The urban agglomeration’s population is distributed over the districts of Huaraz and Independencia. The city is located in the central part of the Callejon…

Colca Canyon

The Colca Canyon is located on the southern Peru in the Andes mountain range exist the second deepest canyon in the world, It is more than twice as deep as the Apurimac Canyon (Peru) and the Grand Canyon in the United States, the canyon’s walls are not as vertical as those of the Grand Canyon.…

Santa Catalina Monastery

Santa Catalina Monastery is located on Santa Catalina road around two blocks from the Plaza de Armas of Arequipa. The Santa Catalina Monastery was founded in 1579 by Maria de Guzman, a young but wealthy widow who was born in Arequipa in around 1540. From its conception, the convent was an exclusive club, with only…

Piura

Piura is a city in northwestern Peru. It is the capital of the Piura Region and the Piura Province. The population is 377,496. It was here that Spanish Conqueror Francisco Pizarro founded the third Spanish city in South America and first in Peru, San Miguel de Piura, in July 1532. Piura declared its independence on…

Chiclayo

Chiclayo is the capital city of the Lambayeque region in northern Peru. It is located 13 kilometers inland from the Pacific coast and 770 kilometers from the nation’s capital, Lima. As of 2011, Chiclayo is the fourth most populous city in Peru with a population of 629,990 comprising 6 contiguous urban districts: Chiclayo, José Leonardo…

Trujillo

Trujillo is a city in coastal northwestern Peru and the capital of La Libertad Region. It is the centre of the second most populous metropolitan area of Peru and most populous city of the North macroregion of the country. It is located on the banks of the Moche River, near its mouth at the Pacific…

Arequipa

Arequipa is the capital and largest city of the province of Arequipa and the seat of the Constitutional Court. Arequipa is the Second city of Perú by population with 861,145 inhabitants according to INEI projections. It is center of the third most populous metropolitan area in year 2014. Arequipa is the second most industrialized and…

Lima

Lima is the capital and the largest city of Peru. It is located in the valleys of the Chillón, Rímac and Lurín rivers, in the central coastal part of the country, overlooking the Pacific Ocean. Together with the seaport of Callao, it forms a contiguous urban area known as the Lima Metropolitan Area. With a…

Peru Geographies

The Costa is a relatively narrow strip of desert along the coast. It is widest in the north, where much of the land consists of shifting sand and dunes. Elsewhere the Costa is generally a mere ribbon of barren land, with broader areas at river deltas, many of which are agricultural oases. The strip is…

History of Peru

The earliest evidences of human presence in Peruvian territory have been dated to approximately 9,000 years BCE. The oldest known complex society in Peru, the Norte Chico civilization, flourished along the coast of the Pacific Ocean between 3,000 and 1,800 BCE. These early developments were followed by archaeological cultures such as Cupisnique, Chavin, Paracas, Mochica,…