Chile owns Easter Island. It was first inhabited by Polynesians, who call it Rapa Nui. Though the Dutch gave it its modern name in 1722, and it was visited by the English explorer James Cook, Easter Island was annexed by Chile in 1888.Know More
By the time the Chileans took over Easter Island, its population had been decimated by wars, slave raids and disease. Easter Islanders are now considered full citizens of Chile.
Easter Island is famous for nearly 900 mysterious, 13-foot-tall, 13-ton statues called moai. As of 2014, no one knows who brought them to the site or what their purpose is.Learn more about South America
According to Encyclopedia of the Nations, Honduras contains two separate sets of mountain ranges that divide the country into two halves; these mountain ranges are the Central American Cordillera and the Volcanic Highlands. Honduras is more than 80 percent mountainous, which limits the amount of habitable land.Full Answer >
Brazil is the country with the greatest land area in South America. Brazil is situated in the eastern part of the South American continent and is bordered by the Atlantic Ocean along the country's eastern coast. The country has a land area near 3.3 million square miles.Full Answer >
Brazil is located in eastern South America at geographical coordinates 10 00 S, 55 00 W. The equator and Tropic of Cancer both pass through the country, and it is located in the northern, southern and western hemispheres.Full Answer >
Venezuela has four major physical features: the Maracaibo lowlands, the mountains that run along the western border of the country, the Orinoco plains and the Guiana highlands. The country has a number of rivers, lakes, forests and areas of land that are rich for farming and petroleum products as well.Full Answer >