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About Peru

Peru is a country in South America in the Amazon rainforest region. This Spanish country is famous for the ancient Inca Empire.

The country has an upper-middle economy with mining, manufacturing, agriculture, and fishing being the top industries. However, the services industry also plays an important role.

Country Facts


Basic Details
RegionLatin America
Capital City Lima
Government TypeUnitary presidential republic
Official LanguagesSpanish, Quechua, Aymara,
CurrencyPeruvian sol, PEN
Phone Code +51
Important CitiesArequipa, Trujillo, Chiclayo, Iquitos, Piura, Cusco, Chimbote, Huancayo, Tacna
National DayFiestas Patrias (28th Jul)
Ease of Doing Business Ranking76 (Easy)
Primary IndustriesMining and refining of minerals, steel, metal fabrication, petroleum extraction and refining, natural gas, fishing and fish processing, textiles, clothing, food processing
Major Exportscopper, gold, zinc, textiles, chemicals, pharmaceuticals, manufactures, machinery, services and fish meal.
Major Exports to IndiaFuels, Transportation, Footwear, Wood, Hides and skins, Plastic or Rubber, Machinery and Electricals, Vegetables, Food Products, Chemicals
Major ImportsRefined Petroleum, Cars, Broadcasting Equipment, Crude Petroleum, and Delivery Trucks, raw materials for industry, capital goods for industry and fuels.
Major Imports from IndiaTextiles and Clothing, Transportation, Chemicals, Plastic or Rubber, Metals, Machinery and Electricals, Vegetables, Stone and Glass, Footwear, Hides and skins
Foreign Relations
Trade Agreements with IndiaGlobal System of Trade and Preferences (GSTP), Partial Scope Agreement (PSA), Bilateral trade
Bordering NationsEcuador, Brazil, Bolivia, Chile
Member ofAmazon Cooperation Treaty Organization(ACTO), Asia-Pacific Economic Cooperation(APEC), Antarctic treaty system(ATS), Community of Latin American,Caribbean States(CELAC), Community of Latin American and Caribbean States(CLACS), Group of 24(G24), Group of 77(G77), Lima Group(GL), Organization of American States(OAS), Organization of Ibero-American States(OIAS), Pacific Economic Cooperation Council(PECC), Trans-Pacific Partnership(TPP), United Nations(UN), World Trade Organization(WTO)
Indian Embassy Details for PeruEmbassy of India
H.E. Vishvas Vidu Sapkal
Honourable Ambassador
Av. Salaverry 3006, San Isidro, Lima 27, Peru
0051 1 261 6006, 460 2289, 461 0371

Embassy Details of Peru in IndiaEmbassy of the Republic of Peru
H.E. Mr. Javier Manuel Paulinich Velarde
D-2/5Vasant ViharNew Delhi-110057
+91-11-46163333, 46163308 (O)

Honorary Consulate of the Republic of Peru in Mumbai
H.E. Mr. Ardeshir B.K. Dubash
Honorary Consul
6, K. Dubash Marg, Mumbai
+91-22-22871089 (O)

Honorary Consulate of the Republic of Peru in Kolkata
H.E. Mr. Gopal Prasad Poddar
Honorary Consul
The Legacy, 2nd floor, 25-A, Shakespeare Sarani, Kolkata - 700 017
+91-33-22839100 (O)

Honorary Consulate of the Republic of Peru in Bangaluru
H.E. Mr. Vikram Vishwanath
Honorary Consul
No. 752, 3rd Block, 8th Main Koramangala, Bengaluru - 560034
080-25502929/25522212 (O)