1. Iquitos, Peru is the largest city in the world inaccessible by road. It's located deep in the Amazon rainforest and has over 400,000 people.
  2. Demand for quinoa in Western nations has pushed up prices so much that poorer people in Peru and Bolivia , where quinoa is from, can no longer afford their staple crop.
  3. Dolphin meat is consumed in Japan and Peru.
  4. Bolivia was named after Simon Bolivar, a military leader who led Colombia, Venezuela, Ecuador, Peru, Panama and Bolivia to independence.
  5. While most of the Amazon rainforest is in Brazil (60%), it's also in Peru (13%), Colombia (10%), Venezuela, Ecuador, Bolivia and three countries.
  6. In 1600, a volcano eruption in Peru caused a famine that killed about 2 million people in Russia.
  7. In Peru, there's a billboard that creates drinkable water out of thin air.
  8. A refereeing decision in a soccer match between Argentina and Peru in 1964 led to a riot in which 300 fans were killed.
  9. The South American revolutionary Simon Bolivar was, at various times, president of Bolivia, Colombia, Ecuador, Peru and Venezuela.
  10. 85% of the metallurgical pieces in Peru's Museum of Gold are fakes.
  11. There are 1459 people in Peru named after Star Wars characters.
  12. In Cuzco cathedral in Peru, there's a painting of the Last Supper in which Jesus and the disciples are about to eat a roast guinea pig.
  13. Punk rock was born at a cinema matinee in Peru in the 1960s.
  14. There's a 10 ft (3m) wall in Lima, Peru, that separates one of the wealthiest neighborhoods from one of the poorest.
  15. Machu Picchu was declared a Peruvian Historical Sanctuary in 1981 and a UNESCO World Heritage Site in 1983.
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