About Peru

Population

 

In 2008 Peru has a population 28'534,000 habitants according to TIME ALMANAC. The coast is home to 52% of the total population, while 36% live in the highlands and 12% in the jungle.

 

The population is predominantly mestizo or racially mixed, and most speak Spanish, although there are two important minorities: the Quechua and Aymara, and the native population of Amazonia, which is subdivided into 14 linguistic families and 42 ethnic groups.