Peru is considered to be a vast nation because of its total area. Its total land area is 1,285,216 km² (approx. 496,222 mi²). Continental shelf of Peru is approximately 82,000 km² (around 31,660 mi²). Peru is located in South America. The vast majority of South American citizens speak Spanish or Portuguese. South American countries include, but are not limited to, Brazil, Argentina, Chile, and Uruguay. Peru has 5 neighbouring countries. Its neighbours include Bolivia, Brazil, Chile, Colombia, Ecuador. Peru is not a landlocked country. It means that is is bordered by at least one major body of water. The average elevation range of Peru is 1,555 m (5,102 ft).

Neighbors

Total length of land borders of Peru is 7062 kilometers (~2,727 miles). Peru shares its land borders with 5 different countries, and has the same number of unique land boundaries to neigbouring territories. As in the case of Peru, if a country has the same number of unique neighboring territories as number of land borders, than that country has no non-contiguous sections of a land border. This is in contrast to several countries that have multiple non-contiguous sections of land borders. Peru has 5 neighbouring countries. Its neighbours include Bolivia, Brazil, Chile, Colombia, and Ecuador. The lengths of the land borders of Peru with its neighbouring countries are as follows:

  • Bolivia - 900 km (559 mi),
  • Brazil - 1560 km (970 mi),
  • Chile - 160 km (99 mi),
  • Colombia - 1496 km (930 mi),
  • Ecuador - 1420 km (883 mi).