The Republic of Peru is a South American country bordering the Pacific Ocean on the west and the Amazon forest on the eastern side with Brazil. Peru is the second largest Amazonian national territory, after Brazil. Lima, the capital of Peru and the largest city, overlooks the Pacific Ocean. Spanish is the predominant language. Peru's exports are textiles, copper, gold, zinc, chemicals, manufactured goods, services and fish meal. Its major trade partners are the United States, China and Brazil. Peru has been one of the fastest growing economies in the region.