Peru (24.04. – 10.05.2009)

Peru is a country in western South America. It encompasses 1.285 Mio. km², has a population of about 30 Mio. (2014) Capital is Lima. The coungtry is bordered in the north by Ecuador and Colombia, in the east by Brazil, in the southeast by Bolivia, in the south by Chile, and in the west by the Pacific Ocean. Peru is an extremely biodiverse country with habitats ranging from the arid plains of the Pacific coastal region in the west to the peaks of the Andes mountains vertically extending from the north to the southeast of the country to the tropical Amazon Basin rainforest in the east with the Amazon river. (Source: Wikipedia)