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South America has become a must see travel destination, thinking about a South America Adventure or just an escape from the ordinary, you will find a wide range of natural and man made wonders. The continent has almost everything for the adventure seeking traveler. South America travel will take you to some of the most diverse and spectacular places on Earth. Exotic beaches, far reaching jungles or magnificent cities new and old are waiting to be explored.

South America is home to the  largest tropical rain forest in the world, as well as some of the worlds largest mountains, the Andes Mountains, stretch the entire length of the continent, along with some of the most diverse and spectacular land forms on the planet. The worlds highest waterfall, Angel Falls is located in Venezuela. Iguazu Falls in northern Argentina are second in size to South Africa’s Victoria Falls. The worlds driest desert, the Atacama Desert is located in the southern portion of Peru and the northern portion of Chile. Bolivia is home to the highest commercially navigable lake, Lake Titicaca, and also the highest capital in the world, La Paz. Located off the west coast of Ecuador is the Galapagos Islands world famous for the large amounts of endemic species.

South America  MapFrench GuianaFrench Guiana with strong ties to France, this overseas department of France is also one of 26 regions of France. French Guiana is the only South America Country where the official language is French. ... To Explore French Guiana click.BoliviaBolivia being in the center of South America has a wide and varying landscape. To the west lie three magnificent mountain ranges forming the backbone of the Andes. In the far western part of the country is Cordillera Occidental, a mountain range made up of mostly dormant volcanoes... To Explore Bolivia click.BrazilBrazil is the largest country in South America, the country is so large that it located in the Northern and Southern Hemisphere with the Equator running through the northern part of the country... To Explore Brazil click.ArgentinaArgentina the second largest country in South America, eighth largest in the world. Located on the southeastern shore of South America ... To Explore Argentina click.ColombiaColombia located on the northwest corner of South America and is that continents 4th largest country, takes it name from Christopher Columbus. Columbia is the second of only two South American countries that border the Pacific Ocean and the Atlantic... To Explore Colombia click.VenezuelaVenezuela Lying along the southern portion of the Caribbean, Venezuela can easily take on the feel of a Caribbean Island, with miles of Caribbean beaches and numerous islands off shore; it is easy to see why the country has taken on a Caribbean flavor... To Explore Venezuela click.EcuadorEcuador with the equator running through the country thus giving its name, is located on the northwestern corner of South America and is bordered by Columbia to the north, Peru to the east and south and to the west is the Pacific Ocean. .... To Explore Ecuador click.UruguayUruguay Once known as South Americas best kept secret, Uruguay, home to colonial towns and world famous beaches has become a well sought after tourist destination. Popular with and close to Argentina and the capital city of Buenos Aires... To Explore Uruguay click.PeruPeru having some of the most spectacular scenery in all of South America is geographically divided into 3 main regions. The most famous would be the Central High Sierra of the Andes, home to Machu Picchu and the city of Cusco, ... To Explore Peru click.ChileChile extending over 2700 miles from the Peruvian Atacama Desert to the glaciers of Chiles Antarctic region, the country is never more than 150 miles wide running along South America’s southwestern coastline... To Explore Chile click.ParaguayParaguay often called the Corazon or Heart of South America. Paraguay is the least densely populated country in South America, the quiet country, an island surrounded by land, is only the second land locked country in the Americas, the other being Bolivia... To Explore Paraguay click.GuyanaGuyana Adventure travelers are drawn to Guyana for its mixture of beaches, immense rainforest, savannahs and mountains. Guyana’s geography can be divided into 4 distinct regions. Along the Atlantic coast is the low coastal plain... To Explore Guyana click.SurinameSuriname located on the northeastern Atlantic shore of South America, the only Dutch speaking country in South America, Suriname is the smallest country on the continent of South America. Neighbors to the west are Guyana, to the south Brazil and to the east is French Guiana... To Explore Suriname click.



 Located in the Southern Hemisphere the continent is also considered as part of the Western Hemisphere. The continent of is the 4th largest land mass behind Asia, Africa, Europe and North America. Surrounded by the Pacific Ocean to the west, the Atlantic Ocean to the East and the Caribbean to the north, the continent is considered to be separated from North America by the Isthmus of Panama connecting to Colombia. Cape Horn is the southern most point of Chile as well as the continent and is bordered by the turbulent waters of the Straits of Magellan.

 Population as of 2005, the continent had a total population of 371 million people placing it fifth in world population behind the continents of Asia, Africa, Europe, and North America The largest city is Sao Paulo, located in Brazil, the city has an estimated  population of  20 million people followed by Buenos Aires population of 13 million.

Portuguese and Spanish make up wards of 90% of the languages spoken on the continent. Brazil, the largest country with 50% of the population of the 13 countries, speaks Portuguese. French, Quechua, Aymara, English and German are also spoken through out the continent .


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South America's Largest Cities

Sao Paulo Brazil

Buenos Aires Argentina

Rio de Janeiro Brazil

Lima Peru

Bogota Colombia

Santiago Chile

Caracas Venezuela

South America Natural Wonders


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