Health

Emergency telephone numbers
  • Medical emergency: 117
  • Police: 105
  • Fire dept: 116

Practical information

Capital
Lima
Major towns and cities
Cusco, Arequipa, Puno
Official languages
Spanish
Population
29 million
Currency

Nuevo Sol (PEN)
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Time zone
UTC -5
Country code
+51 +area code +number of the person you are calling

Tourism & local way of life

Climate
Hot and humid on the coast, temperate in the highlands and equatorial in the Amazon region.
Best time to visit
November to April

Partenaires

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