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Description: The Physical Map of Peru showing major geographical features like elevations, mountain ranges, deserts, lakes, plateaus, peninsulas, rivers, plains, landforms and other topographic features.

Peru Facts and Country Information...

Peru is officially known as the Republic of Peru. It is a country in the western region of the continent of South America. It is surrounded in the north by Colombia and Ecuador. It has Brazil in the east Bolivia in and the southeast while Chile forms the border in its south. The western coast of the nation touches the Pacific Ocean. Peru, a bio diverse nation, consists of habitats like the arid plains of the Pacific coast in the west to the mountains of the Andes range.

Peru covers about 1,300,000 kilometres of the land of western parts of South America. It borders Ecuador and Colombia to the north, Brazil to the east, Bolivia to the southeast, Chile to the south, and the Pacific Ocean to the west.

The Andes Mountains run parallel to the Pacific Ocean; they define the three regions traditionally used to describe the country geographically. The coastline on the west consists of narrow plains and is mostly arid. The highlands in Peru are known as Sierra. These include the Altiplano plateau and the tallest peak of the country- Huascarán which stands at 6,770 m above sea level. Peru's longest rivers are the Marañón, the Ucayali,the Yavarí, the Putumayo, the Huallaga, the Mantaro, the Urubambaand the Amazon.

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