The southern continent of the Americas, South America is bordered on the east and north by the Atlantic Ocean, on the west by the Pacific Ocean, and on the northwest by the Caribbean Sea and North America.
Which two countries in South America are landlocked?
Landlocked countries do not have any coast on an ocean or sea. The two countries in South America that are landlocked are Bolivia and Paraguay: Bolivia is surrounded by Peru, Brazil, Paraguay, Argentina and Chile. Paraguay is surrounded by Bolivia, Brazil and Argentina. Paraguay and Bolivia. Bolivia is the only land-locked country in South America. Peru and Chile block Bolivia from the South Pacific Ocean. Bolivia is named after Simon BolÃvar, a leader in the Spanish American wars of independence.
Why is Latin America called Latin America?
Latin America is called "Latin America" because the countries that comprise Latin America speak Spanish and Portuguese, which are descended from Latin. The main official languages in the region - Spanish, Portuguese (and French) are derived from Latin. The term "Latin America" was coined in the 1860s when the French Emperor Napoleon III was trying to extend French imperial control over Mexico. He and his ministers used the term to try to suggest at least some degree of cultural similarity throughout the region and with France.
Asked in Continents and Regions, South America, Equator
Which countries in South America does the equator pass through?
Asked in South America, Lakes and Rivers, Amazon River
What is so special about Amazon River?
It is the second longest river in the world. As well as being the second longest river in the world, it has many roles, like watering many different diveristies of animals, from minor animals right up to the large animals such as the big cats of south america. It also has one of the largest spreads of area fed. Houses many different animals, such as the boto(amazon river dolphin), piranha, and some bull sharks. Also accounts for around one fifth the worlds river flow The Amazon river spans 3 countries...Brazil, Colombia, and Peru.
Asked in South America, Lakes and Rivers, Amazon River
What country does the Amazon River start in?
The geographic source of the Amazon River in Mt. Nevado Mismi of Peru. From its source to the mouth, the length of the Amazon river is 6,575 km or 4,086 miles. Source: S. Liu, P. Lu, D. Liu, P. Jin, W. Wang, Pinpointing the sources and measuring the lengths of the principal rivers of the world, International Journal of Digital Earth, Volume 2, Issue 1 March 2009 , pages 80 - 87,DOI: 10.1080/1753894090274608
Asked in Oceans and Seas, South America
What is the southernmost tip of South America?
The southernmost point of the South American landmass is Cape Froward (Chile), although the Diego Ramirez Islands (which belongs to Chile) is considered as the most southern point although they lie to the south of the mainland/ landmass. The Diego Ramirez Islands are part of an archipelago of islands known as Tierra del Fuego which are divided between Chile and Argentina. Cape Horn, although well to the south of the landmass is not the southernmost point, but merely a marker of the Drake Passage which was used by vessels passing through the straits, and became synonymous with the "southernmost point" The other slightly contentious contender would be the Falkland Islands to the British (known as Islas Malvinas to the Argentinians). GPS Coordinates: 52°26'33.48"S 59° 7'10.29"W - Falkland/ Malvinas Islands 54°13'25.84"S 69°25'8.54"W - Tierra del Fuego 55°58'58.24"S 67°16'0.07"W - Cape Horn 56°29'5.25"S 68°44'3.77"W - Diego Ramirez Islands
Asked in Brazil, South America
Where is São Paulo city Brazil located?
The city of São Paulo is the capital of São Paulo(state). It is located near to the Brazilian coast. (coordinates : 23.53'S 46.629'W) São Paulo (state) makes part of the southeast region of Brazil, along with the states of Minas Gerais, Espirito Santo and Rio de Janeiro São Paulo city is the capital of São Paulo state, which is in southeastern Brazil which is the largest country in South America
Asked in Geography, South America, Mountains
What are the 5 most famous South American landmarks?
In terms of natural landmarks: Angel Falls, Iguazu Falls, Venezuela's Tepuis, the Galapagos archipelago and the meeting of the Rio Negro and Amazon in Manaus. In terms of man made landmarks: Christ the Redeemer in Rio de Janeiro, Machu Picchu in Peru, the Nazca Lines, the Floating Islands on Lake Titicaca and the Moai statues of Easter Island.
Asked in South America, Mountains, Andes
What are facts about the Andes?
· The Andes are the second highest Mountain Range in the world with many peaks rising over 20,000 feet. · The Andes Mountains are the second highest in the world. They stretch 4,500 miles (7,200 km) from north to south, along the west coast South America. · The first group of people on record to inhabit the Andes mountain range from Ecuador was the Incans. · The climate in the Andes varies greatly depending on location, altitude, and proximity to the sea. The southern section is rainy and cool; the central Andes are dry and wet. The northern Andes are typically rainy and warm, with an average temperature of 18 Celsius in Colombia. The climate is known to change drastically in rather short distances. It is the longest mountain range on earth.
Why is Catholicism the major religion in South American countries?
Catholicism was introduced into South America by the Spanish conquistadors. INDEPENDENT ANSWER The Spanish conquistador colonised South America and introduced Christianity. But one must remember that the Conquistadors travelled with the Inquisition and heretics in South America, where no different to heretics elsewhere. Under threat of torture or burning at the stake, humans will convert to anything to spare themselves. Thus there was naturally a large uptake on the offer to convert to Christianity (after all who would not - the choice was bleak), and thus today, there is a large Christian following. But this Christian following was not on a completely voluntary basis from when the Spaniards arrived.
Does Columbia South America have a men soccer team?
Asked in South America
What is the largest country in South America?
Brazil is the largest country in South America. At its greatest east-west width, Brazil measures 2,684 miles [4,319.4 kilometers]. Its greatest length is 2,731 miles [4,394.7 kilometers]. The coastline of Brazil is over 4,655 miles [7,491 kilometers]. Brazil takes up nearly 50 percent of the South American continent. It shares a border with every South American country except Ecuador and Chile. Brazil Brazil is the largest and most populated country in South America, and the 5th largest in the world in both area and population. Spanning a vast area between central South America and the Atlantic Ocean, it is the easternmost country of America and it borders every South American nation except for Ecuador and Chile. Brazil is the largest country in South America, and the fifth largest country in the world, after Russia, Canada, China and the United States. It has a total area of 8,514,876.599 square kilometers (3,287,612 sq mi), including 55,455 square kilometers (21,411 sq mi) of water.