Peru 1993 Census
The Peru 1993 Census was a detailed enumeration of the Peruvian population made on July 11, 1993 by the Instituto Nacional de Estadística e Informática. Its full name in Spanish is IX Censo de Población y IV de Vivienda ("Ninth Population and Fourth Household Census").
According to this census, the total population in Peru is 22,048,356 inhabitants, 50.3% of which (11,091,981) are female and 49.7% (10,956,375) are male.
|Department||Persons born in the dept. or abroad||% of country's population|
|Madre de Dios||45,655||0.2|
Lima Metropolitan Area
|Area||Population||% of country's population|
|Lima Metropolitan Area||6,434,323||28.4|
Spanish is the most spoken language in the country, with 89.5% using it as their first language, while Quechua is spoken at home by 16.5% of the population, 2.3% speak Aymara, 0.7% speak other indigenous languages, and 0.2% speak foreign languages.
The illiteracy rate is 15%.