Peru is located on the western side of South America.  It is bordered by Ecuador, Chile, Brazil, and Bolivia.  Peru’s population is 29,500,000, of which 8,700,000 are located in the capital city of Lima. Brief History The territory that is known today as Peru was once home to the Norte Chico civilization, the Inca Empire, and the Spanish Empire.  The nation declared independence from Spain on July 28, 1821. Today,…

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