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 larg... More »

The smallest Central American nation is El Salvador. It has an area of approximately 13,000 square miles. El Salvador borders the Pacific Ocean to the south, Honduras to the north and Guatemala to the west. More »

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 te... More »

Brazil is the largest country on the continent of South America, which also includes the countries of Venezuela, Guyana, Suriname, Columbia, Ecuador, Peru, Bolivia, Paraguay, Chile, Argentina and Uruguay. Three territori... More »

South America is renowned for its picturesque scenery, which is replete with a stunning array of tropical rainforests, extremely arid deserts, vast water systems, spectacular beaches and majestic mountain ranges with the... More »

South America has three physical regions: coastal plains, river basins, and mountains and highlands. Each of these regions contains unique biomes, with the coastal plains containing desert biomes, the river basins contai... More »

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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. More »