Peru Population distribution

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Population distribution: approximately one-third of the population resides along the desert coastal belt in the west, with a strong focus on the capital city of Lima; the Andean highlands, or sierra, which is strongly identified with the country's Amerindian population, contains roughly half of the overall population; the eastern slopes of the Andes, and adjoining rainforest, are sparsely populated

Definition: This entry provides a summary description of the population dispersion within a country. While it may suggest population density, it does not provide density figures.

Source: CIA World Factbook - This page was last updated on January 20, 2018

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