Overview - Peru

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Capital:Lima
Area:1,285,220 km²
Population:28,302,603 (2006 estimate)
Language(s):Spanish (official), Quechua (official), Aymara.
Religion(s):Roman Catholic - 81%, Seventh Day Adventist - 1.4%, other Christian - 0.7%, others - 0.6%, unspecified or none - 16.3%.
Ethnic Group(s):Amerindian - 45%, Mestizo (mixed Amerindian and white) - 37%, White - 15%, Black, Japanese, Chinese and others - 3%