South America, one of the 7 continents and the fourth largest, is quite significant in terms of area, with its 17.8 million. km², most of which is located south of the equator. South America is located between the Pacific Ocean and the Atlantic Ocean and is connected to North America at the Panamá in Central America.
South America has a mixed landscape with giant rivers, rainforest, desert and high mountains. The 6570 km long Amazon River runs through the Amazon Jungle. The river basin covers an enormous area of 8 million. km². The Andes stretch all the way from north to south of the continent. Altitude reaches 6959 meters at Aconcagua in Argentina and down to 105 meters below ground level also in Argentina. The Atacama desert in Chile is the driest place on the planet.
The population is in 2016 422.5 million, which is far from being densely populated compared to Asia’s 4.4 billion people. Here, in fact, space for amazing travel experiences is also “off the beaten path”, where all the others go in hiding, only they are many enough.
The countries of South America are listed below.
A continent that is home to more than 400 million people.
South America consists of 12 countries—Chile, Argentina, Uruguay, Paraguay, Bolivia, Peru, Ecuador, Brazil, Colombia, Venezuela, Guyana, and Suriname—plus an overseas department of France called French Guiana
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As a travel destination, there are gigantic opportunities to experience, from the world’s largest rainforests in Brazil to mountains that reach close to 7000 meters. From a metropolis like Brasilia to evolutionary important islands like Charles Darwin’s Galapagos Islands to the world’s largest desert in Chile. From The Iguazu waterfalls in Argentina and Brazil incredible waterfalls in Brazil to the highest in Venezuela, Angel Falls at 979 meters!
Add to that the opportunity to explore and learn about ancient great cultures like the Incas and see South America’s growth locomotives such as Sao Paolo, Rio De Janeiro, Brasilia, and enjoy countless beach resorts when the many impressions and dust are shaken.
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