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South America Description

South America, the planet's 4th largest continent, includes (12) independent countries and (3) major territories; the Falkland Islands, Galapagos Islands and French Guiana. With a population of 379,500,000 (2009 est), it is the fifth most populous continent falling below Asia, Africa, Europe and North America.

The continent contains the world's highest waterfall, Angel Falls in Venezuela; the largest river (by volume), the Amazon River; the longest mountain range, the Andes, and the second driest place on earth (only Antartica is drier) , the Atacama Desert in Chile.

In addition, it includes the largest rainforest, the Amazon Rainforest; the highest capital city, La Paz, Bolivia; the highest commercially navigable lake in the world, Lake Titicaca; and, excluding research stations in Antarctica, the world's southernmost permanently inhabited community, Puerto Toro, Chile.

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  • ARGENTINA -Beagle Channel
  • ARGENTINA -Buenos Aires
  • ARGENTINA -Ushuaia
  • BRAZIL -Amazon River
  • BRAZIL -Boca da Valeria
  • BRAZIL -Manaus
  • BRAZIL -Recife
  • BRAZIL -Rio de Janeiro
  • BRAZIL -Salvador
  • BRAZIL -Santarem
  • CHILE -Amalia Glacier
  • CHILE -Arica
  • CHILE -Coquimbo
  • CHILE -Iquique
  • CHILE -Isla Robinson Crusoe
  • CHILE -Magdalena Island Penguins
  • CHILE -Puntas Arenas
  • CHILE -Puerto Chacabuco
  • CHILE -Puerto Montt
  • CHILE -Valparaiso
  • COLOMBIA -Isla de Providencia
  • COLOMBIA -Santa Marta
  • ECUADOR -Manta
  • FALKLANDS -Falkland Island
  • FALKLANDS -Gentoo Penguin
  • FRENCH GUIANA -Devil's Islands
  • PERU -Lima
  • PERU -Paracas
  • URUGUAY -Montevideo

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South America Map / Map of South America

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This page was last updated on September 19, 2016.