In terms of area, South America
is the fourth largest continent in the world. This is despite the fact that the continent houses below 12% of the population of the whole world.
The continent is located in the Western Hemisphere and the greater part of the continent lies in the Southern Hemisphere, with a tinier part in the Northern Hemisphere.
The continent is surrounded by the Pacific Ocean to the west, by the Atlantic Ocean to the north and east, and by the Caribbean Sea and North America in the northwest. The continent houses 12 nations and Brazil is the biggest among them.
The countries that share their boundaries with Caribbean Sea are Venezuela, Colombia, Suriname, Guyana, and French Guiana. It covers around 3.5% of the area of the earth. By area, it is the fourth biggest continent (following Asia, Africa, North America) and by number of inhabitants, it is the fifth biggest continent (following Asia, Africa, Europe, and North America) in the world. The flags of South America represent the blend of indigenous and European cultures in the different countries in its territory.
Last Updated on: February 25, 2020
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