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Flag of Small Peruvian FlagPeru

Formal Name: Republic of Peru
Local Name: Peru
Local Formal Name: República del Perú
Region: South America
Associations: Andean Community of Nations, Union of South American Nations, United Nations
Capital City: Lima
Main Cities: Arequipa, Trujillo, Chiclayo, Huancayo
ISO 3166 Code: PE
Population: 29,165,000
Area: 1,285,220km²
Currency: 1 Peruvian nuevo sol = 100 Céntimo
Languages: Spanish, Quechua, Aymará
Religions: Roman Catholic
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Date Flag first adopted: 25th February, 1825
Description: Three equal, vertical bands of red (hoist side), white, and red with the coat of arms centered in the white band; the coat of arms features a shield bearing a vicuna, cinchona tree (the source of quinine), and a yellow cornucopia spilling out gold coins, all framed by a green wreath.