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.Continue Reading
Brazil is the largest country on the continent of South America. It has the third-longest distance of international land borders, totaling 16,885 kilometers, which is equivalent to 10,492 miles. The only countries that have longer international land borders are China and Russia. China borders 14 sovereign states along a border of 22,117 kilometers, while Russia borders 16 sovereign states, with a land border length of 20,241 kilometers.
The longest land border that Brazil shares is with Bolivia at 3,400 kilometers. The second-longest border it shares is with Venezuela, measuring to 2,200 kilometers. The border between Colombia and Brazil is a shared 1,643 kilometers. Peru comes in fourth with a 1,560-kilometer border. Paraguay shares 1,290 kilometers. Brazil's border with Argentina is 1,224 kilometers, and the border between Brazil and Guyana is 1,119 kilometers. Uruguay's border runs 1,068 kilometers along Brazil, and French Guiana shares 730 kilometers with Brazil. The shortest shared border is with Suriname, measuring out to 597 kilometers.
Brazil's longest border is its coastline along the Atlantic Ocean, covering 7,491 kilometers.Learn more about South America
The Amazon rainforest lies in nine South American countries: Peru, Brazil, Venezuela, Ecuador, Colombia, Guyana, Bolivia, Suriname and French Guiana. The Amazon rainforest covers more than 1 billion acres of land, and contains the Amazon River, which originates in the Andes of Peru and ends halfway down the South American continent. The Amazon produces more than 20 percent of oxygen on Earth, and it supports a large volume of biodiversity.Full Answer >
The biggest impact of the Latin American Wars for Independence was freedom from Spanish rule and national sovereignty for former Spanish colonies in Latin America, including the countries now known as Venezuela, Colombia, Bolivia, Ecuador, Argentina, Paraguay, Chile, Uruguay and Peru. These wars for independence were mostly independent efforts fought through separate revolutionary movements in each individual Latin American Spanish territory, though they were part of a global spirit of revolution that had taken hold in the United States and in European nations such as France in the late 18th and early 19th centuries. These revolutionary efforts were successful in part due to the weakening of Spanish central authority in the wake of France invading Spain in 1808.Full Answer >
Countries that border the Atlantic Ocean include: Antigua and Barbuda, Angola, Barbados, Benin, Brazil, the Bahamas, Cuba, Cameroon, Canada, Cote d'Ivoire, Cape Verde, Dominican Republic, Spain, France, French Guiana, Gabon, the United Kingdom, Ghana, Guinea-Bissau, Equitorial Guinea, Guyana, Ireland, Iceland, Saint Kitts and Nevis, Liberia, Morroco, Namibia, Portugal, Argentina, Congo, Chile, Guinea, Haiti, Mauritania, Uruguay, South Africa, Togo, Suriname, Senegal, Sao Tome and Principe, Trinidad, Tobago and the United States.Full Answer >
Hispanic countries include Spain, Mexico, Guatemala, Honduras, El Salvador, Costa Rica, Nicaragua, Colombia, Panama, Ecuador, Chile, Bolivia, Argentina, Paraguay, Venezuela, Cuba, the Dominican Republic, Equatorial Guinea and Puerto Rico. The United States Census Bureau uses the word "Hispanic" for people of "Cuban, Mexican, Puerto Rican, South (except for Brazil) or Central American, or other Spanish culture or origin regardless of race."Full Answer >