WELCOME TO LIMA / PERU
Peru is the third largest country in South America after Brazil and Argentina, with an area of 1,285,216 km2
divided into: the coastal desert strip, or the rugged mountain highlands and the eastern Amazon or jungle.
The country is divided into 24 departments and one constitutional province, Callao. The departments are subdivided into provinces and in turn the provinces into districts (1828) The official language is Spanish and Quechua is spoken mainly by indigenous communities in the provinces.
Peru is a presidential republic of democratic republic with a multiparty system. The Peruvian government is directly elected and voting is compulsory for citizens between 18 and 70, the president is elected for periods of 5 years and may not be immediately reelected. Currently the president of the Republic is the nationalist Ollanta Humala.
The official currency is the nuevo sol, although the dollar is accepted in any transaction and may open bank accounts and get loans in both dollars and soles.
Peru is currently experiencing a very positive economic situation, in fact in recent years poverty was reduced from 49% to 39%, the rating agency Fitch Ratings has raised the credit rating in Peru BBB at what has facilitated foreign investment in recent times.
From January 2012 the minimum wage was set at 750 soles equivalent to approx. U.S. $ 278.
Capital Lima has approximately 8,000,000 inhabitants, almost 30% of the inhabitants of the country and has the largest labor supply, education and services in general.
Lima is a fascinating city, and its charm is what you discover little by little. Its historic center is one of the best preserved of America, there are many archaeological sites that are not only in the suburbs but also in the city and they talk about the different stages of the Inca empire and its development. This contrast with modern districts and residential neighborhoods is amazing. Well as its architecture, its cuisine, recognized worldwide, is rich and diverse, full of flavors that speak once more of its cultural diversity and its wonderful history.
As if all these contrasts were not enough the weather is also very unique and sometimes difficult to explain. By a strange natural phenomenon in Lima there are no heavy rainfalls. In plainer words never rains in Lima. During periods of winter rainfall may have a slight "garua" known as heavy and persistent rains but never presented. The humidity is very high even at levels reaching 100% and is most evident in the districts near the sea. Summer is from December to April and average temperatures ranging between 21 C and 29 C at times up to 31 C. Winter runs from June to September and the temperatures range from 19 C to 12 C with 8.8 C the lowest temperature recorded historically. . The months of spring and autumn corresponding to September, October and May have temperatures of 23 C to 17 C.
In the midst of falling in love with Lima panorama will be easy and unforgettable.