South America

Size/% Earth’s Land Mass 6,890,000 square miles/11.9%
Population/Density/% World 386 million (2008)/56 per sq. mi./9%
Number of Countries 12
Largest Country Brazil (1/2 continent)
Smallest Countries Suriname, Guyana, French Guiana, Uruguay
Largest Cities Sao Paulo, Buenos Aires, Rio de Janeiro
Main Languages Spanish, Portuguese
Main Religion Roman Catholicism
Geographic Features Amazon Rainforest, Andes Mountains, Angel Falls (world’s highest waterfall), Atacama Desert (driest place on Earth)
Special Sites Machu Picchu (Peru), Inca Road, Easter Island, Galapagos Islands


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