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Peru is a country of western South America, bordering the south Pacific Ocean, between Chile and Ecuador.
The current president is Alejandro Toledo, leader of Peru Possible. This governing party is with 45 seats the largest in the 120 seat parliament.
The second and third largest parties are in opposition; respectively Partido Aprista Peruano (short: Apra, 28 seats) and Lourdes Flores Nano led Unidad Nacional (17 seats).
| National motto: Libertad y Orden |
|President||Alejandro Toledo Manrique|
- % water
|Ranked 19th |
- Total (2002)
|Ranked 39th |
July 28, 1822
|Time zone||UTC -5|
|National anthem||Somos libres, seámoslo siempre|
- History of Peru
- Geography of Peru
- Demographics of Peru
- Politics of Peru
- Economy of Peru
- Communications in Peru
- Transportation in Peru
- Military of Peru
- Foreign relations of Peru
Peru is also the name of some places in the United States of America: