INTERESTING FACTS ABOUT PERU, today I am going to discuss about a country REPUBLIC OF PERU which located in Western south America.
There are many interesting facts and topics related to REPUBLIC OF PERU.
Now let’s start the articles Interesting Facts about Peru that you didn’t know
- Independence of Peru: Interesting Facts about Peru that you didn’t know
- Peru was under The Major vice-royalty of Spanish South America.Francisco Pizarro was conquered them 1531-1533.Republic of Peru Proclaimed its independence on 1821,but the Spanish were not finally accept it until 1824.
- on July 28, Peru’s Independence Day is celebrated and is known as ‘Fiestas Patrias’.
- POTATO: Interesting Facts about Peru that you didn’t know
- Peruvians use the phrase“Soy mas Peruano que la papa”(I am more Peruvian than the potato) very proudly potato is originally from Peru, there are over 3,000 different varieties.
University of San Marcos
- The oldest University in the South America the National University of San Marcos was founded on the 12th of May of 1551.
- The most powerful city in South America was Peru’s capital Lima , when the Spanish created a viceroyalty in Rio de la Plata it fell into decline.
- Peru has 1625 types of orchids of-which 425 can be found growing naturally close to Machu Picchu.
- South America’s largest privately owned collection 500 varieties of Orchids has the Inkaterra Hotel in Machu Picchu.
The Inca Empire
- During the Inca Empire Cusco was the most important city, and governed as far north as Quito in Ecuador and as far south as Santiago in Chile.The Inca citadel of Machu pichu was lost to the Amazon Jungle for hundreds of years, until it was re-discovered by Hiram Bingham the American explorer.
- On New Year’s Eve it is tradition to give friends and family yellow underpants in Peru.
Highest Sand Dune
- Peru is the home of 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.
- Peru is the 2nd largest fish catcher in the world’s after China.
Chilli sauce and Hot spices
- Chili sauce and hot spices were banned by the Jail administration in Peru in 1973, According to them these are responsible for arising sexual desires between inmates.
- One of the major Riot taken place in Peru in May 1964 . The cause of this conflict was wrong decision taken by match referee. The Soccer Match in which Peru and Argentina were playing. The result of this historical Soccer Riot killed 300 and injured 500 fans.
Species of Bird
- There is season in Peru in which more than 1800 species of birds where found in which about 50% of birds are migrants. According to the updates those migrants are coming from America flying overseas. It happens every year which is a big tourisim attraction in Peru.
- There are about 10 million alpacas(a rear species) in the world, and three-quarters of them live in Peru
Mormons of the Andes
- It’s a very common joking proverb in Peru in which an empire where built by evangelization rather than force. Huari and Wari are among those people who where built their empires using this technique. These small empires were become the pavement for the establishment of Incas empire later.
- One of the major business in Peru who made Peru world leader, which is based on Guano the bird dropping. According to France and England it the major source of natural fertilizer. Peru is one of the biggest export of Guano all over the world.
- Peru is the largest exporter of asparagus in the world.Asparagus or green Asparagus officinalis is related to Allium species. Onion and garlic comes under this category of species. It is mostly grown in spring season.The major cultivator of this vegetable crop are European continent countries. It was brought here by Europeans during their colonization.
- The Quechua is a very renowned tradition in Peru. This tradition is still practiced by Peruvians in this tradition woman and men where free to choose their partners and can end their relationship any time as per mutual understanding. This tradition allow Peruvian woman to marry again at any time and the children resulting from this union are regarded as belonging to the community instead of the couple.
The City of Kings
- Lima was called La Ciudad de los Reyes which is translated as “The City of Kings.” It became the capital of Viceroy of Peru until Peru gained independence.
- The currency of Peru is the new sol, a modern relic of the sun worship of the ancient Incas.
- In Peru Guinea Pigs are an important source of food and feature heavinly in Peruvian folklore.
- This city was built in the 1450s but was abandoned after a century. It lay undiscovered for nearly about 400 years until Hiram Bingham stumbled upon it in the wilderness of the Andes in 1911.
- Peru has three official language Spanish, Quechua,and Aymara.84% of Peruvian used Spanish language.