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South America

The fourth largest and fifth most populous continent on Earth, South America has an incredibly diverse landscape. From deserts to dense rainforests and bustling cities to secluded villages, it really does have something for everyone.

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Fun Facts About South America

  • Population: 422.5million+
  • Countries: Brazil, Argentina, Chile, Peru, Bolivia, Ecuador, Colombia, Venezuela, Suriname, Guyana, French Guiana, Paraguay, Uruguay
  • Languages: At least 448, the most common two being Portuguese and Spanish

South America is home to:

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    Around 40% of the world’s animal and plant species.
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    The largest snake in the world, the Green Anaconda.
  • The largest natural rainforest in the world, the Amazon.
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    The world’s highest uninterrupted waterfall, Angel Falls.
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    The longest mountain range in the world, the Andes.
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    The driest place in the world, the Atacama Desert.
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    Two of the New7 Wonders of the World: Machu Picchu in Peru,
    and Christ the Redeemer in Brazil.

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