Peru Bordering Countries: Bolivia
Regional Maps: Map of South America
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Where is Peru?
Google Earth is a free program from Google that allows you to explore satellite images showing the cities and landscapes of Peru and all of South America in fantastic detail. It works on your desktop computer, tablet, or mobile phone. The images in many areas are detailed enough that you can see houses, vehicles and even people on a city street. Google Earth is free and easy-to-use.
Peru is one of nearly 200 countries illustrated on our Blue Ocean Laminated Map of the World. This map shows a combination of political and physical features. It includes country boundaries, major cities, major mountains in shaded relief, ocean depth in blue color gradient, along with many other features. This is a great map for students, schools, offices and anywhere that a nice map of the world is needed for education, display, or decor.
If you are interested in Peru and the geography of South America, our large laminated map of South America might be just what you need. It is a large political map of South America that also shows many of the continent's physical features in color or shaded relief. Major lakes, rivers, cities, roads, country boundaries, coastlines and surrounding islands are all shown on the map.
Abancay, Arequipa, Atalaya, Ayacucho, Cajamarca, Callao, Cerro de Pasco, Chachapoyas, Chiclayo, Chimbote, Chincha Alta, Chorrillos, Chosica, Cusco, Desaguadero, Goyllarisquizga, Huacho, Huancavelica, Huancayo, Huanuco, Huaraz, Ica, Ilo, Inapari, Iquitos, Juliaca, La Oroya, Lima, Manu, Matarani, Moquegua, Moyobamba, Nauta, Nazca, Nepena, Paita, Pantoja, Pisco, Piura, Pucallpa, Puerto Maldonado, Puno, Quillabamba, Salaverry, San Martin, Santa Lucia, Sullana, Tacna, Talara, Tarapoto, Tarma, Tingo Maria, Toquepala, Trujillo, Tumbes, and Yurimaguas.
Alto Purus River, Amazon River (Amazonas), Andes Mountains, Apurimac River, Gulf of Guayaquil, Huallaga River, Jurua River, Lake Arapa, Lake Chinchaycocha, Lake Titicaca, Machu Picchu archaeological site, Madre de Dios River, Mantaro River, Maranon River, Napo River, Pacific Ocean, Pastaza River, Purus River, Putumayo River, Santiago River, Sechura Bay, Ucayali River, Urubamba River, and Yavari River.
Peru Natural Resources:
Peru has mineral resources, some of which are copper, gold, iron ore, and silver. Fuel resources for this country include petroleum, natural gas, coal and hydropower. Other natural resources found in Peru include timber, fish, phosphate and potash.
Peru Natural Hazards:
Peru has a number of natural hazards, which include mild volcanic activity, earthquakes, flooding, landslides, and tsunamis.
Peru Environmental Issues:
Soil erosion due to overgrazing is a problem on the slopes of the coastal and mountain areas. Illegal logging has contributed to deforestation of the country. Desertification of the land and overfishing of the waters are also matters of concern. In addition, the country's rivers and coastal waters are polluted from municipal and mining wastes, and the capital city of Lima experiences some of the worst air pollution in Latin America.
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