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 Amazon River flows into the Atlantic Ocean. Before the Andes Mountains were lifted up during the geological Laramide Revolution about 65 million years ago, the Amazon flowed into the Pacific Ocean.Full Answer >
The three subregions of Latin America are South America, Central America and the Caribbean. Geographically, there are many river basins, mountains and coastal plains. Other major geographic landmarks include the Andes Mountains and the Amazon River Basin.Full Answer >
Most people in Venezuela wear casual clothing appropriate for the tropical climate in which they live. Traditional clothing for women includes a long skirt and blouse that exposes one shoulder. When appropriate, Venezuelans wear formal clothing to work.Full Answer >
Montevideo is the capital of Uruguay. With a 2011 population of 1.3 million people, nearly half of Uruguay's population, it is also the country's largest city.Full Answer >