Global Sourcebook for International Data Management

                                         by Graham Rhind

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Table of Contents

Peru - Country information


Local short name form

Official name





International telephone access code


ISO 3166 country codes

Car nationality plate code


Internet country code


GRC Country Code


Peru - Number format


(where . indicates the decimal separator and , the thousands separator)

Peru - Date formats



Peru - Languages


Language map External

The official languages are Spanish External (20 000 000 speakers) and Quechua External (3 821 000 speakers in 33 different forms). 61 other, mainly Indian, languages are spoken, and bilingualism is limited. The main one is Central Aymara External (350 320 speakers around Lake Titicaca).

Peru - Personal names and forms of address


The abbreviation used for Señorita in Peru is Srta.

Each person usually has a given name followed by two family names, that of the father followed by that of the mother, for example:

   Barbara Betancourt Perez

Upon marriage, females may take their husband’s name as a further given name, in this way:

   Barbara Betancourt Perez de Lopez

where the de indicates “(wife) of”. De usually indicates a married female, but may also be part of a name.

Professional people are often referred to by their qualification, followed by the given name and paternal family name (and sometimes the maternal family name):

   Arquitecto (m) / Arquitecta (f)          Architect
   Doctor (m) / Doctora (f) (Dr/Dra)        Doctor/Ph.D./Lawyer
   Ingeniero (m) / Ingeniera (f) (Ing.)     Engineer
   Profesor (Prof.)                         Professor, higher education teachers

This is in turn preceded by the gender form of address:

   Señor Doctor Orlando Morale García

Tables of names can be acquired: given names External, surnames/family names External, family name prefixes External, forms of address External, job titles External

Peru - Company legal forms


The following company types are commonly found in Peru:

   EIRLEmpresa Individual de Responsabilidad Limitada (personal business with limited liability)
   SA - Sociedad Anónima
   S. en C.Sociedad en Comandita (limited partnership)

Comprehensive tables of these strings can be acquired – see External

Peru - Example address format


The address format for Peru is:

   {thoroughfare type[ ]}Thoroughfare name[ ]number{[ ]sub-building details}
   postal code

for example


If the address is written in Spanish and the thoroughfare type is calle (Street), then this may not be written in the address. The thoroughfare type is written commencing with a lower-case letter. For a full list of thoroughfare types, please refer to the chapter on Spain.

Address for the cities of Lima and Callao may have a one- or two-digit sorting code written to the right of the city name where the new postal code is not used.

A table containing information about the relevant position of elements within address blocks can be acquired External

Peru - Post office box


This is written Apartado Postal in Peru. Casilla Postal is also found.

Peru - Postal codes


Peru's postal code has the format:


Each code points to a locality.

Metadata containing postal code formatting rules, exceptions and regular expressions can be acquired External

Peru - Postal code format graphic


Peru - Postal code format

Peru - Postal code specifics


Peru - Postal code regular expression


Peru - Postal code level of coverage


Place names in Peru


Refer to Exonyms in Peru for full lists of place names in Peru in other languages.

Alternate place name forms/postal code tables can be acquired at External

Other language place name data can be acquired at External

Peru - Administrative districts


Administrative districts graphic

Telephone numbers in Peru


Land line numbers have a total length of 8 digits (with area codes of 1-2 digits), mobile numbers have 9 digits. Mobile numbers commence with a 9.

Tables of telephone number information/formats can be acquired – see External

Every effort is made to keep this resource updated. If you find any errors, or have any questions or requests, please don't hesitate to contact the author.

All information copyright Graham Rhind 2017. Any information used should be acknowledged and referenced.