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South America Map

Map of South America shows the nations in the continent, country borders and capitals along with the physical features like major mountain ranges, rivers and lakes
South America Map

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About South America: South America is the world's fourth largest continent, and the fifth most populous. The continent covers an area of 6,890,000 square miles and comprises a population of 420,458,044 inhabitants, as of 2016. The Pacific Ocean lies to the west of South America and the Atlantic Ocean to its east. The Caribbean Sea and North America are located to its northwest.
With a history that spans over a thousand years, South America has been culturally influenced by Spanish, Portuguese, Asian, and African cultures. The map of South America depicts the various nations that comprise the continent. The country boundaries, which separate one nation from the other, are clearly marked on the map. The map also shows the capitals of each country. Important water bodies, lakes, and mountain peaks are also marked on the map.



Travel and Tourism
Tourism is another important industry in South America that not only enhances the GDP of each country, but also ensures greater job opportunities. The historical sites, architectural marvels, and the natural landscapes of the continent attract millions of tourists every year from all across the globe.

South America is a land of diversity. The Amazon Rainforest and Amazon River, the Atacama Desert, Lake Titicaca, and Angel Falls of Venezuela are some of the major natural attractions of South America. South America has diverse climates from dry and arid to tropical.

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Last Updated on : February 1st, 2018