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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.

Los Llanos – Venezuela

June 14, 2012

Los Llanos is a region of northern South America divided between Venezuela and Colombia in the Orinoco Basin . It is considered one of the ecosystems in the world 1 with two seasons, the rainy season and dry season is characterized by its vast savannahs , its climate is intertropical savannah (climate classification being wet […]

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Mochima National Park – Venezeula

June 14, 2012

The Mochima National Park is a national park that is located between the states Sucre and Anzoategui in eastern Venezuela. It was declared as such on December 19th of 1973 under Decree No. 1534. Mochima National Park is located between latitudes 10 ° 9’50 “and 10 ° 26.0″ North and longitude 64 ° 13’20 “and […]

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Choroní Venezuela

June 14, 2012

Choroni is one of the most popular beach in Venezuela. It is located in Aragua. Crossing the Henri Pittier Park, 40 minutes from Ottawa, is one of the most attractive towns of the Venezuelan geography, Choroní. Since the highway, in the midst of some beautiful cloud forest, you begin to enjoy the trip to this […]

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Angel Falls Venezuela

June 14, 2012

The Angel Falls is a waterfall in southeastern Venezuela . He is at 979 m (the largest single level 805 m) drop height of the tallest free falling waterfall in the world. In the language of the indigenous Pemón he is Kerepakupai Merú , representing some of the deepest diving resort does. Sometimes it will […]

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Los Roques Archipelago National Park Venezuela

June 13, 2012

Los Roques Archipelago National Park Venezuela is located about 170 km (or 90 miles) north of Caracas in the Caribbean Sea and lies on the Venezuelan Dependencias Federales (Federal Territories) belongs. The archipelago emerged in Spanish on the cards since 1529, since 1589 it is officially part of the Provincia de Venezuela. The archipelago forms […]

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Margarita Island – Venezuela

June 13, 2012

The Isla de Margarita is a Caribbean island, the territory of Venezuela belongs. It is part of the Lesser Antilles. It forms the main part of the state of Nueva Esparta. In it the capital of the state, is La Asunción, with its colonial church and the fort of Santa Rosa. Largest city is Porlamar. […]

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