Peru, a country in western South America, is home to over 30.5 million people.
The official language is Spanish. Although many business people speak English, written documents should be presented in Spanish or in both Spanish and English.
Peru is a unitary presidential constitutional republic.
Heavily influenced by Spanish colonization, over 90% of the population is Catholic and religion plays a significant part in daily life in Peru. Traditional Indian beliefs also have an influence on Peruvian life and culture.
The Nuevo Sol (S/) is the currency of Peru. It is subdivided into 100 cents, called céntimos.