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Location: Western South America, bordering the South Pacific Ocean, between Chile and Ecuador!
Geographic coordinates: 10° 0' S, 76° 0' W
Coastline km: 2,414 km km
Climate: varies from tropical in east to dry desert in west; temperate to frigid in Andes
Terrain: western coastal plain (costa), high and rugged Andes in center (sierra), eastern lowland jungle of Amazon Basin (selva)
Natural hazards: earthquakes, tsunamis, flooding, landslides, mild volcanic activity. deforestation (some the result of illegal logging); overgrazing of the slopes of the costa and sierra leading to soil erosion; desertification; air pollution in Lima; pollution of rivers and coastal waters from municipal and mining wastes
Currency: nuevo sol (PEN)
Languages: Spanish (official), Quechua (official), Aymara, and a large number of minor Amazonian languages
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