»South America is a continent crossed by the, with most of its area in the Southern Hemisphere. South America is situated between the Pacific Ocean and the Atlantic Ocean .It became attached to North America The Andes , likewise a comparatively young and seismically restless mountain range,
run down the western edge of the continent.
» The land to the east of the Andes is largely tropical rain forest, the vast Amazon River basin. South America ranks fourth in area, after Asia, Africa and. It ranks fifth in population, after Asia, Africa, Europe , and North America . The region of South America also includes various islands, most of which belong to countries on the continent.
the land to the east of the Andes is largely tropical rain forest, the vast Amazon River basin. South America ranks fourth in area, after Asia, Africa and. It ranks fifth in population, after Asia, Africa, Europe , and North America . The region of South America also includes various islands, most of which belong to countries on the continent.
» In a word, South America can be fabulous and frustrating, exciting and exasperating. Variety is the spice of life, and South America travel offers more variety of culture, wildlife, adventure and natural beauty than any other continent. This liveliness and diversity are evident as soon as you arrive. In South America friendly people welcome you into their lives, happily sharing their culture, their food and even their homes. Once you start to explore this part of the world you quickly realize it holds many of the most intriguing and beautiful destinations on earth.
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The Federative Republic of Brazil is the largest and most populous country in South America . Brazil had been inhabited for at least 6,000 years by semi-nomadic populations.
Brazil and its 26 states and Federal District is divided by IBGE in 5 distinctive regions: North, Northwest, Center-West, Southeast and South (Division by Regions). Brazil is characterised by the extensive low-lying Amazon Rainforest in the north, and a more open terrain of hills and (low) mountains to the south, home to most of Brazil 's population and its agricultural base. Situated along the equator, Brazil 's climate is predominantly tropical, with little seasonal variation, though the subtropical south is more temperate and can occasionally experience frost and snow. Precipitation is abundant in the humid Amazon Basin , though more arid landscapes are found as well, in particular in the northeast.
Brazil 's economy outweighs that of all other South American countries and is expanding its presence in world markets. About 74% of all Brazilians claims to be member of the Roman Catholic Church; most of the remaining 26% adhere to various Protestant faiths. Brazil is the only Portuguese-speaking nation in the Americas , giving it a distinct national culture separate from its Spanish-speaking neighbors.
Argentina is a Spanish-speaking country in southern South America, situated between the Andes in the west and the southern Atlantic Ocean in the east. It is bordered by Paraguay and Bolivia in the north, Brazil and Uruguay in the northeast and Chile in the west.
Argentina 's urban areas have a European look, reflecting the influence of their European settlers. Many towns and cities are built like Spanish cities around a main square called a plaza. The Argentine climate is predominantly temperate with extremes ranging from subtropical in the north to arid/sub-Antarctic in far south. Argentina benefits from rich natural resources, a highly literate population, an export-oriented agricultural sector, and a diversified industrial base. Argentines are a mixture of diverse national and ethnic groups, with descendants of Italian and Spanish immigrants predominant (at least 88% of Argentina 's total population). Waves of immigrants from many European countries arrived in the late 19th and early 20th centuries.
The most popular winter destinations are the ski resorts located along the Andes Mountains , while the most popular summer destinations are the beach resorts on the Atlantic coast. Argentina attracts about 3 million tourists (0.4 percent) out of the 714.6 million tourists that travel internationally each year.
The Republic of Chile is a republic located on the southwestern coast of South America . It shares borders with Argentina to the east, Bolivia to the northeast and Peru to the north. Chile is divided into 13 regions.
A long and narrow coastal region on the west side of the Andes Mountains, Chile stretches over 4,630 km north to south, but only 430 km at its widest point east to west. The economy is mostly export driven. Its main export product still continues to be copper, followed by agribusiness products. While the main industry of the northern part of Chile is mostly mining related, the southern half has quite an extensive agricultural and dairy industry. The central zone is dedicated mostly to services and industry, with the main harbor, Valparaíso, also situated in this part of the country. About 85% of Chile 's population live in urban centers, with 40% living in Greater Santiago. Most have Spanish ancestry .
»Capital : Santiago
»Language : Spanish
»Currecny : Pesso
»Dialing code : 56
»National Anthem: Himno Nacional
One of the most important tourist destinations is about forty-eight kilometers north of Santiago . The region is considered to have some of the best beaches and climatic and geographic conditions in Chile . travelers are drawn to this string bean of a country because of its spectacular Pacific coastline and Andean highlands, and because of the opportunities it offers for adventure sports. Chile 's distinctive culture has survived the violence and repression of its recent history. The main attraction of Chile to the tourist, cycling or otherwise, are its well-managed national parks, the best preserved natural environments of South America . Here you can find true wilderness and a great variety of scenery from utterly rainless desert to impenetrable rainforest .