Peru is primarily divided into twenty five regions. This is the primary administrative division that this country is divided into. These twenty five regions are again divided into one hundred and ninety five provinces. The regions are again divided into twenty nine districts. In Spanish, Peru provinces are known as the 'Provincias'.
The provinces of Peru have almost eight districts in each if average is taken. But there are certain provinces that have more or less districts than this average number. Like the Purus province in Peru has only one districts in its area. Some provinces in Peru are very much crowded and some other are scarcely in habited due to natural locations. While in the northern and central part of this country, provinces are crowded, there are provinces in Peru that are near the Amazon rain forest area and are sparsely inhabited. One of the exception in the general pattern of provinces in Peru is that, the Lima province does not belong to any region. This province is located in the central areas of Peru and is adjacent to the coastal area of this part. This is the most important province of this country as Lima is also the capital of Peru.