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Map of Peru - The Republic of Peru is a country located in western South America, and the map of Peru 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. Peruvian territory has been occupied for many millenia by various ancient civilizations, including the Norte Chico civilization (one of the oldest in the world), and the ancient Inca Empire. The map of Peru is divided into 25 political regions, and the geography varies from arid coastal plains on the Pacific coast, to the peaks of the Andes Mountains and the tropical rainforest of the Amazon Basin. Most Peruvian rivers originate within the Andes mountains, and drain into one of three basins. Those that flow towards the Pacific Ocean are short, fast, and steep, with only seasonal flow. Tributaries of the Amazon River are much longer, with a large flow, and are much less steep once they leave the mountain slopes. Rivers that drain into Lake Titicaca are generally quite short, and have a large flow. Unlike most equatorial countries, Peru's climate is not entirely tropical, due to the influence of the Andes Mountain Range. The Nazca lines are large geometric and animal drawings that can only be seen in their entirety from high above, and which were created by an ancient Peruvian society, and which are a large tourist draw.
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