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Created in 1542, the Viceroyalty of Peru (in Spanish, Virreinato del Perú) contained most of Spanish-ruled South America until the creation of the separate viceroyalties of New Granada (now Colombia, Ecuador, Panamá and Venezuela, the last-named previously in the Viceroyalty of New Spain) in 1717 and Río de la Plata (Argentina, Bolivia, Paraguay and Uruguay) in 1776. The Viceroyalty ended with the independence of the republics of Chile (1818) and Peru (1821). Download high resolution version (1200x800, 19 KB) Wikipedia does not have an article with this exact name. ... This article needs to be cleaned up to conform to a higher standard of quality. ... Chavín & Chavín influence The Chavín were an early civilization that existed in what is now the country of Peru. ... Middle Horizon The Huari (or Wari) was a Middle Horizon civilization that flourished in the southern Andes from about 500 to 1200 AD. The capital city is located near the modern city of Ayacucho, Peru. ... A view of Machu Picchu, the Lost City of the Incas, now an archaeological site. ... There lies Peru with its riches; Here, Panama and its poverty. ... Capital Tacna Created 1836 Dissolved 1839 Demonym Peru-bolivian The Peru-Bolvian Confederacy was a short-lived state that existed in South America between the years 1836 and 1839. ... The War of the Pacific was fought between Chile and the joint forces of Bolivia and Peru, from 1879 to 1884. ... Events War resumes between Francis I of France and Emperor Charles V. This time Henry VIII of England is allied to the Emperor, while James V of Scotland and Sultan Suleiman I are allied to the French. ... South America South America is a continent crossed by the equator, with most of its area in the Southern Hemisphere. ... New Grenada was the name given to a group of colonial provinces in northern South America, corresponding mainly to modern Colombia. ... Panama (Spanish: Panamá) is the southernmost country of Central America. ... Flag of New Spain New Spain (Spanish: Nueva España) was the name given to viceroy-ruled colonial territories of the Spanish Empire from 1525 to 1821. ... // Events January 4 — The Netherlands, Britain & France sign Triple Alliance February 26-March 6 What is now the northeastern United States was paralyzed by a series of blizzards that buried the region. ... Created in 1776, the Viceroyalty of La Plata (in Spanish, Virreinato del Río de la Plata) was the last and most shortlived viceroyalty created by Spain. ... This article is about the year 1776. ... 1818 is a common year starting on Thursday. ... 1821 was a common year starting on Monday (see link for calendar). ...

During the 17th century the Viceroyalty contained six audiencias or provincial administrations: Panamá, Santa Fé de Bogotá (Colombia), Quito (Ecuador), Lima (Peru proper), Charcas (Bolivia, Paraguay, Argentina and Uruguay) and Chile. (16th century - 17th century - 18th century - more centuries) As a means of recording the passage of time, the 17th century was that century which lasted from 1601-1700. ... An Real Audiencia (Spanish: Royal Audiency) was a Judicial District that functioned as an Appeals Court. ... Bogotá (known officially in Spanish as Bogotá D.C., formerly Santafé de Bogotá D.C.), is the capital and largest city in Colombia, with a population of roughly 7. ... This article needs to be cleaned up to conform to a higher standard of quality. ... This article is about Lima, Peru. ... Charcas is a province in the Bolivian department of Potosí. Categories: South America-related stubs ...

List of Viceroys

Blasco Núñez Vela was the first Spanish viceroy of Peru Blasco Núñez Vela (1490 - 1546) was the first viceroy of Peru (1544–46). ... Don Antonio de Mendoza, conde de Tendilla, was the first Viceroy of New Spain, serving from 1535 - 1550. ... Francisco de Toledo (1515 - 1584) Born on July 10, 1515 in the village of Oropesa in Spain. ... Luis de Velasco (b. ... Ambrosio OHiggins (1720? - 1801) was born Ambrose OHiggins in Ballinary, a townland on the shores of Lough Arrow, in County Sligo, Ireland. ... José Fernando de Abascal y Souza (June 3, 1743-July 31, 1821) was a Spanish commander born at Oviedo in 1743. ...

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  Results from FactBites:
Peru, country, South America. The Columbia Encyclopedia, Sixth Edition. 2001-05 (3057 words)
Peru, which varies greatly in climate and topography, falls into three main geographical regions—a narrow strip of desert along the coast, a region of high mountains in the center, and a large area of forested mountains and lowlands in the east.
Peru’s loyalty to Spain was due to the relatively large number of Spaniards who resided there, to the concentration of Spanish power at Lima, and to the efficiency of the government in the viceroyalty.
Peru continued to be torn by civil strife until the emergence of Gen. Ramón Castilla, who was president from 1844 to 1850 and from 1855 to 1862.
Peru - Encyclopedia, History, Geography and Biography (8506 words)
Nevertheless, the Viceroyalty of Peru was not organized until the arrival of the Viceroy Francisco de Toledo in 1572.
Peru initiated a period of political and economic stability in the middle of the XIX century, under the General Ramon Castilla's caudillista hegemony.
Politics of Peru takes place in a framework of a presidential representative democratic republic, whereby the President of Peru is both head of state and head of government, and of a pluriform multi-party system.
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