Peru & New York: Closer than you think…
Peru is the third largest country in South America following Brazil and Argentina. Peruvian territory is megadiverse, with a long coast that edges the Pacific Ocean, the incredibly high Andes mountains and the mighty Amazon Jungle which covers 59% of the land. Four million tourists visit Peru every year (600,000 from the US), drawn to the country’s notable cultural and natural attractions, such as Machu Picchu, Chan Chan, Tucume, Kuelap, the Amazon River, Gotca Waterfall, Colca Canyon, to name only a few.
Throughout time, Peru has been the cradle of the Incan Empire, the capital of the Spanish colonies in the Americas and is today a vibrant democracy, with a population of 32 million people, 80% of them living in urban areas (10 million alone reside in Lima) and almost 9 million are younger than 15 years of age. Peru is leading the economic growth in the region, with its GDP growing from less than $60 billion to more than $210 billion in the last 20 years. Key exports include metals, both basic and precious, oil, agricultural and seafood products, chemicals, other minerals, textiles, in fibers including Pima cotton, Alpaca and Vicuna, as well as other manufactured goods.
… and Peru is the Richest Country in the World!