South America is surrounded by the Pacific Ocean, Atlantic Ocean and Caribbean Sea. South America is the fourth-largest continent on the planet.
The population of South America is approximately 398 million people, making it the fifth largest in the world. South America is well-known for being the home of the Amazon river and rainforest. The Amazon rainforest is home to many wild animals and rare plants. Prior to the Spanish and Portuguese settling in South America the country was the home to the Incan civilization. The influence of the Spanish and Portuguese still shows today in the languages spoken in South America as these two countries languages are the primary language of most countries in South America.