Alcoholic drinks in Peru

Pisco, a kind of brandy, is the national drink of Peru. It originated during the colonial period as a then, cheaper substitute for the Spanish liquor known as Orujo. Nevertheless Orujo is a product made from the spoils of wine production, Pisco, in the other hand, uses fresh grapes very much as wine does.

Administrative divisions of Peru

The administrative divisions of Peru have changed from time to time, since the nation gained independence from Spain in the early 19th century. The old territorial subdivisions have split or merged due to several reasons, the most common ones being the need for decentralization, and population increase, especially in Lima.




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