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Basics

South America is the fourth largest continent of the world although it contains less than 12% of the world’s population.
The Andes, world’s second largest mountain range is seen in South America. The second largest river- Amazon also runs through South America. The lowland consists mainly of the Amazon Basin, which is covered in the equatorial region. These areas are of the wet tropical climate and have a dense cover of rain forest. The largest forest area in the world is seen in South America.
South America has diverse mineral resources, like gold, silver, iron, bauxite, tin, lead and zinc many of which have not been thoroughly exploited


Facts

South America Facts shows that many of the ethnic groups like Arabs, Africans, Germans, Italians, Koreans inhabit the place. The indigenous groups include Juris, Mestizo, Awa, Ge, Yagua, Chibcha, Mapuche etc. Roman Catholicism is the dominant religion in South America. Hindu, Muslims, Protestants are also to be found. Spanish is the official language of most of the countries bu English, Portuguese, Dutch, French are also spoken. South America has got a mixed economy.


Countries

  • Argentina
  • Bolivia
  • Brazil
  • Chile
  • Colombia
  • Ecuador
  • French Guiana
  • Guyana
  • Paraguay
  • Peru
  • Suriname
  • Uruguay
  • Venezuela


Rivers

  • Amazon River
  • Río Negro
  • Auco
  • Babahoyo River
  • Orituco River


Best Tourist Places

  • Machu Pichu
  • Amazon
  • Easter Island
  • Angel Falls, Venezuela
  • Santiago


Mountains

  • Cerro Aconcagua
  • Cristobal Colon
  • Chimborazo
  • Pico Bolivar
  • Ojos del Salado


Theme Parks

  • Six Flags México
  • Playcenter
  • Hopi Hari
  • La Feria Chapultepec Mágico
  • Fantasialandia


Wildlife Sanctuaries

  • Buenos Aires Zoo, Buenos Aires
  • Zoológico do Parque Chico Mendes
  • Parque de las Leyendas, San Miguel, Lima
  • Guayabamba Zoo, Quito
  • Parque Metropolitano de Santiago, Santiago, Chile


Beaches

  • Copacabana
  • Tortuga Bay
  • Cancun, Yucatan Peninsula, Mexico
  • Rio de Janeiro, State of Rio de Janeiro, Brazil
  • Margarita Island, Coastal Islands, Venezuela


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