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Hi, Im looking for information about the national anthem of Peru.
Who wrote the Peruvian national anthem (lyrics and music)?
When was the national anthem of Peru officially adopted?
Please add any valuable information like links to anthem's mp3, video, lyrics, free sheet music etc.
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The National anthem of Peru is "Himno Nacional del Peru" which means in English "National Anthem of Peru".
Peru's anthem lyrics were written by Jose DE LA TORRE Ugarte and the music was written by Jose Bernardo ALZEDO.
Adopted 1822; The Song Won A National Contest For An Anthem.
National anthem of Peru free mp3 download
Press to download the mp3 file of Peru's National anthem - See link (file source: cia world factbook).
Listen to Peru national anthem on Youtube
Peruvian anthem lyrics (English translation)
We are free!
May we always be so, may we always be so!
and let the lights be denied before
the lights, the lights...of the sun!
Before we break the solemn vow
which the fatherland elevated to the Eternal,
Before we break the solemn vow
which the fatherland elevated to the Eternal.
Before we break the solemn vow
which the fatherland elevated to the Eternal.
Verse VII
On its summits may the Andes sustain
the two-color flag or standard,
may it announce to the centuries the effort
that being free, that being free
that being free gave us forever.
Under its shadow may we live calmly
and, at birth of the sun in its summits,
may we all renew the great oath
that we rendered, that we rendered
that we rendered to the God of Jacob,
that we rendered to the God of Jacob, the God of Jacob.....
You can find more information about Peruvian anthem on Wikipedia - See link.
Sheet Music: View the Peruvian national anthem sheet music - See link.


Peruvian national symbol: vicuna (a camelid related to the llama).

Peru flag

Conventional short form country name: Peru.
Conventional long form country name: Republic of Peru.
Local short form country name: Peru.
Local long form country name: Republica del Peru.
Peru Government Type: constitutional republic.
Republic is a representative democracy in which the people's elected deputies (representatives), not the people themselves, vote on legislation. 
Constitutional is a government by or operating under an authoritative document (constitution) that sets forth the system of fundamental laws and principles that determines the nature, functions, and limits of that government. 
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