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Peru National Anthem

The flag and national anthem of Peru.

Peru (Spanish: Perú, Quechua: Piruw, Aymara: Piruw), officially the Republic of Peru (Spanish: República del Perú, pronounced [reˈpuβlika ðel peˈɾu]), is a country in western South America. It is bordered on the north by Ecuador and Colombia, on the east by Brazil, on the southeast by Bolivia, on the south by Chile, and on the west by the Pacific Ocean.

Religion in Peru

Roman Catholicism is the religion of 81.3% of Peruvians. Most of the rest of the population adhere to other Christian denominations, 2.9% have no religion and about 0.5% of Peruvians are Buddhists.

Peru's constitution guarantees religious freedom but mandates the teaching of religious eductaion in all schools, public and private, Roman Catholicism is the only religion which is taught. It is also common to see Catholic religious symbols in public places and government buildings.

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