inhabit the high Andes above 3,800 m. The alpaca is an animal with an harmonious fine walk and slender body covered with a fiber called vellon. Its main production is the fiber, that has various colors (white, brown, black and gray too).
Fresh Alpaca meat is a high quality raw material for the manufacture of sausages, canned products and to prepare a variety of dishes. The alpaca reproduction begins when they are between 2 and 3 years old and they have a gestation period that lasts 11.5 months. There are two types of alpacas,
Alpacas can reach a height of 1.50 mts. to the head and a maximum average weight of 64 kg. (about 7 kg. at birth). The Alpaca Huacaya has a dense and spongy fiber, covering most of the body, leaving only the face and legs covered with short hair. The Alpaca Suri has a straight, silky and long fiber that reaches on average about 15 cm. long.
Alpacas are shorn with knives or scissors, usually once every two years, but could also be done once a year, regardless of time or season. You can obtain a fiber
of about 1.7 kgs. per animal annually. Peru has the largest population of South American camelids in the world: 4 million alpacas, 1 million llamas and about 125,000 vicuñas.
About Peru History, Your Guide to the Inca Empire!
Peru History is best known because the country was the home of the Inca empire. Find out everything about Peru history, geography, people, cities, food, culture, attractions, travel and much more!.
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Maria Parado de Bellido
Andrea Maria Parado de Bellido was born in Huamanga, Ayacucho, July 5, 1777. When she was only 15 years old, she married Mariano Bellido and had 7 children.
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Manco Inca Yupanqui
Manco Inca Yupanqui was born in 1515 in Cusco for some people, for others in Tiahuanaco. His parents were the Emperor Huayna Capac and the Coya Mama Runtu. As a member of the Inca royalty, he was raised by great amautas in the Yachayhuasi of the imperial capital.
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Santa Rosa de Lima
Santa Rosa de Lima day is celebrated on August 30th as a tribute to the woman who 400 years ago surprised Lima by its immense religious faith and vocation of service to the most needed people. Today, she is considered the patroness of the Republic of Peru, the National Police and the Nurses. And her home is one of the most important sanctuaries of America.
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Alpacas in Peru
Alpacas in Peru inhabit the high Andes above 3,800 m. The alpaca is an animal with an harmonious fine walk and slender body covered with a fiber called vellon. Its main production is the fiber, that has various colors.
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Christmas in Peru
Christmas in Peru is characterized by a family get together on christmas eve to have dinner with food that is very typical of this date, after dinner, family members give presents to each other and celebrate together. Christmas is the main festival of the Christian calendar in Peru.
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The District of Yurimaguas Peru, is located in the Huallaga River drainage system. It has an area of more than 2.500 km2 with an estimated population of 61.968 inhabitants (2005). Yurimaguas is the first district in economic importance of the province of Upper Amazon.
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(Miguel Grau Seminario, Paita, 1834 - Punta Angamos, 1879) Marino and Peruvian military, naval heroe of the Battle of Angamos. Miguel Grau was son of
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Callao Peru is regarded by many people as a seaside suburb of Lima, in fact, it is certainly a city but can not avoid being overshadowed by its proximity to the capital of Peru, Lima. However, touristic infrastructure in Callao, is well developed and the charm of the surrounding sandy beaches is evident.
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Peru Independence from Spanish rule and any other foreign domination was declared on July 28 1821. The Liberation Army of Peru left the port of Valparaiso, on August 20, 1820. The expedition consisted of 4118 men.
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John Pescoran - Painter
John Pescoran is a Peruvian American surreal pop artist (or just pop artist) who was born in Lima, Peru in 1980. John Pescoran is a notable and prolific
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Cesar Vallejo was a great poet from Peru. He studied at the National University of San Marcos in Lima, 1916. He wrote Los Heraldos Negros , one of the
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