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South America

Ready for some interesting facts about South America?

  1. Countries: There are 13 countries in South America.
    Argentina, Bolivia, Brazil, Chile, Colombia, Ecuador, French Guiana, Guyana, Paraguay, Peru, Suriname, Uruguay, and Venezuela.
  2. Land size: South America is the fourth largest continent by size, coming in at a cool 17,840,000 square kilometres.
  3. Population: South America has the fifth largest population per continent, with over 423 million inhabitants.
  4. Largest Country: Brazil is the largest country in South America and it takes up almost 50% of the total South American land mass!
  5. Smallest Country: Suriname is the smallest country in South America and it does not even take up 1% of the total land mass.
  6. Largest City: Sao Paulo is the largest city with over 21 million people.
  7. UNESCO sites: There are 80 UNESCO World Heritage sites over 11 countries.
  8. Highest Mountain: Aconcagua, nestled in Andes mountain range is the highest mountain in South America. It sits in the Mendoza Province, Argentina.
  9. Largest Desert: The Atacama Desert in Chile is the largest desert in South America.
  10. Largest River: The Amazon is the largest river in the world based on the amount of water that is discharged. It is also the second longest river in the world.
  11. Largest Lake: Lake Titicaca, that crosses the countries of Bolivia and Peru, is the largest lake in South America.
  12. Largest Waterfall: Angel Falls in Venezuela is the tallest waterfall in the world.

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