The longest river in South America is the Amazon River at a total length of 4,049 miles. Only the Nile River in Africa is longer at a total of 4,160 miles. However, the Amazon River's discharge of over 7.3 million cubic feet per second is greater than the Nile's discharge.
The Amazon River reaches a maximum width of about 120 miles during the wet season, while the Nile River reaches a width of only 2 miles. The Amazon River flows through the South America countries of Guyana, Ecuador, Venezuela, Bolivia, Brazil, Colombia and Peru. The largest city that the Amazon River runs along is Manaus, Brazil.Learn More
Animals that live in coniferous forest include the Siberian tiger, Kermode bear, moose, Rocky Mountain bighorn sheep, tassel-eared squirrel and Reeve's muntjac. Common birds include the bald eagle, common loon, great gray owl and gyrfalcon.Full Answer >
Argentina's motto is "En union y libertad." It is Spanish for "In unity and freedom."Full Answer >
Ten countries border Brazil, including Argentina, Bolivia, Colombia, French Guiana, Guyana, Paraguay, Peru, Suriname, Uruguay and Venezuela. The only countries in South America that do not border Brazil are Ecuador and Chile.Full Answer >
The Galapagos Islands are famous for the incredibly diverse forms of life that are found there. Their place within the history of scientific research and theorization is also enormously significant, having contributed to some of the most compelling and far-reaching explanations for the development of life on earth, including evolutionary theory in particular.Full Answer >