There are 12 countries and three major territories in South America. The countries include Brazil, Argentina, Paraguay, Uruguay, Chile, Bolivia, Peru, Ecuador, Colombia, Venezuela, Guyana and Suriname. The three major territories include French Guiana, the Falkland Islands and the Galapagos IslandsKnow More
South America is the fourth largest continent in the world. It contains the world's largest river and rain forest. The world's longest mountain range is located in South America.
South America is 6.9 million square miles and has a population of more than 385 million people. Brazil is the largest country on the continent and had a population of 201 million people as of 2013.Learn More
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.Full Answer >
By size, South America is the fourth largest continent. It covers 12 percent of the land on Earth. South America is almost seven million square miles in land area.Full Answer >
As of 2014, Suriname is the smallest country in South America. Suriname is located in northern South America, between French Guiana and Guyana. Suriname comprises an area over 63,000 square miles, making it a little larger than the U.S. state of Georgia. Suriname is bordered by the North Atlantic Ocean.Full Answer >
The lowest point in South America is Laguna del Carbon at 344 feet below sea level. Located in Argentina in the province of Santa Cruz, it is the seventh lowest point on Earth, according to the U.S. National Park Service.Full Answer >