University of San Marcos

National University of San Marcos

National University of San Marcos – the oldest continuously functioning university in the Americas

National University of San Marcos

View of the Cultural Center of the National University of San Marcos, to left side is located the University Park, the Clock University and illustrious monuments of San Marcos. photo by UNMSM, CC-SA-3.0

The university was chartered on May 12, 1551 by a royal decree signed by Charles V, Holy Roman Emperor, which makes it the oldest officially established university in the Americas and, as such, one of the oldest universities in the world.

The city where this university is located is home to the oldest higher learning institution in the New World. The city has the highest concentration of institutions of higher learning on the continent. It is located in the valleys of the Chillón, Rímac and Lurín rivers, in the central coastal part of the country, overlooking the Pacific Ocean. With a population approaching 9 million, this city is the most populous metropolitan area of the country. Today, around one-third of the country’s population lives in the metropolitan area.

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Quiz #37 National University of San Marcos

TtravelersThis Travel Quiz is about National University of San Marcos. There may be clues to help guess an answer. The level of this test is medium difficulty.

Answer all questions. Each answer is worth about 10 points. If you don’t know the answer, then take a guess (unless you want a guaranteed zero for the answer).

This test is timed (2 min) so be aware of that.

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