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 IslandsContinue Reading
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 about South America
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 >
According to National Geographic, three major land regions exist on the continent of South America: the coastal plains, the river basins and the mountains and highlands. The continent is a study of geographical diversity, home both to the driest place (Atacama Desert) and the longest river (Amazon) in the world.Full Answer >
The longest river in South America is the Amazon River. It is about 4,000 miles long and can be as wide as 120 miles in the rainy season.Full Answer >
The grassy plains of southeastern South America are called the Pampas. In other parts of South America, such as Venezuela, the grassy plains are called Los Llanos.Full Answer >