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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).

República del Perú
coat of arms
(In Detail)
National motto: Libertad y Orden
(Spanish; "none")
Official language Spanish
Capital Lima
President Alejandro Toledo Manrique
 - Total
 - % water
Ranked 19th
1,285,220 km²
 - Total (2002)
 - Density
Ranked 39th
 - Date
From Spain
July 28, 1822
Currency Sol
Time zone UTC -5
National anthem Somos libres, seámoslo siempre
Internet TLD .PE
Calling Code51