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South America

South America is fourth largest continent in the world, with an area of 17.84 million square kilometers. It is mostly situated in the Western and Southern Hemispheres, but a very small part is positioned in the Northern Hemisphere.
As of 2011, the population of South America is at 387.5 million, ranking fifth after Asia, Africa, Europe, and North America.

South America is home to many world wonders. It is where Venezuela’s Angel Falls, the highest waterfall in the world, is located. It is 979 meters high and has a drop that measures 807 meters.

The continent is also where we can find the world’s largest river in terms of volume. The Amazon River is accounted for 20% of the total river flow in the world, with an average discharge of 209,000 cubic meters per second. It contains the world’s largest drainage basin, known as the Amazon Basin, which measures more than 7 million square kilometers. It is also where the world’s largest rainforest, the Amazon jungle, is found.

The Andes, the world’s longest mountain range, extends 7,000 kilometers along the western South American coast, with a width that ranges between 200 and 700 kilometers, and an average height of 4 kilometers.

The languages spoken in South America are products of the European colonizations that took place in the past. Portuguese and Spanish are the languages with the most number of speakers in the region.

Its borders are the Atlantic Ocean to the north and east, Pacific Ocean to the west, and the Caribbean Sea and the North America to the northwest. It is made up of 12 independent countries: Venezuela, Uruguay, Suriname, Peru, Paraguay, Guyana, Ecuador, Colombia, Chile, Brazil, Bolivia, and Argentina; and the United Kingdom’s Falkland Islands, and France’s French Guiana.

Amazing Buenos Aires

by WCC on February 11, 2013

in South America

Buenos Aires, capital of the Argentine republic, is derived from Spanish meaning fair winds. Being one of the largest cities in Latin America, it is rich in culture as well as a departure point to travel to the rest of the country.

Buenos Aires offers a large number of activities to tourists, including restaurants and pubs, cultural events and a frenzied nightlife. The interesting mix of a cosmopolitan metropolis city along with equally downtrodden areasadds to the appeal of the city. It is a place where you would find grand parks, designer boutiques, a thriving cultural scene and a ritzy neighborhood, in between overflowing buses and unkempt streets that are bustling

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with fervor. The communities in the city are extremely diverse, with fun open air markets as well as beautiful colonial architecture, making up the true classic essence of Buenos Aires.

Buenos Aires offers tourists and inhabitants a number of activities, the most popular being the Tango, where flirtatious looks are as good as an offer for a dance. The locals are always willing and eager to teach the dance to anyone who wishes to learn. Tourists can also spend a night transported back in time, pretending to be a real Argentine cowboy, eating and dancing like they used to by going to the Gaucho party. They can join the food tours

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Discover Rio de Janeiro’s Wonders

by Jivi on October 15, 2012

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Rio de Janeiro in Brazil is an ideal year-round tourist destination. It is popular for its beaches, infrastructures, arts, sports events, and cultural celebrations, snatching the honor of being southern hemisphere’s #1 most visited city.

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Morrocoy National Park – Venezuela

June 14, 2012

The Morrocoy National Park is located in the Falcon state, in northwestern Venezuela near the towns of Boca de Aroa, Tucacas, Sanare, Chichester, Flamenco and Tocuyo Coast. It was declared a national park in 1974 and consists of 32,090 hectares. The park covers both terrestrial and aquatic areas of the Gulf Triste , containing an […]

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Orinoco Delta – Venezuela

June 14, 2012

The Orinoco Delta is the delta formed by the mouth of the Orinoco River, one of the largest in the world. Its extension suggested to the early Spanish explorers that it was a sea. It is considered a place of natural beauty by the great variety of flora and fauna it. It is located in […]

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La Gran Sabana – Venezuela

June 14, 2012

La Gran Sabana is a 450,000 km ² broad plateau in southeastern Venezuela . It is surrounded by up to 1000 meters high mountain ranges. The area is characterized by wide, flat valleys and has a very ancient geological formation. The rocks of the earth’s crust are taken from the earlier Erdurzeit and formed the […]

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Canaima National Park

June 14, 2012

The Canaima National Park is a national park located in Bolivar State, Venezuela. It was founded on June 12th of 1962 and declared World Heritage by UNESCO in the year 1994. It extends over 30,000 km² to the border with Guyana and Brazil, for its size is considered the sixth largest national park in the […]

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