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South America Information

This page is about South America Information. South America is the fourth large continent in the world. It includes 3 major territories and 12 countries.
The great Amazon River, the largest tropical rain forest in the world, the Andes Mountains make this continent beautiful beyond your imagination.

According to South America Information the size of the continent is 17,819,000 sq km. South America is consisted of 12% of the earth's land. The diverse population of this continent has got 379,500,000 people. It stands fifth in population in the world.

Surrounded by the Pacific Ocean on the north and Atlantic Ocean in the east and North America and Caribbean Sea in the northwest South America's highest point is Cerro Aconcaqua (6,959 m) and the lowest point is Peninsula Valdes (-40m), below sea level. It is located entirely in the Western Hemisphere and mostly in the Southern Hemisphere.

South America Facts shows that many of the ethnic groups like Arabs, Africans, Germans, Italians, Koreans inhabit the place. The indigenous groups include Juris, Mestizo, Awa, Ge, Yagua, Chibcha, Mapuche etc. Roman Catholicism is the dominant religion in South America. Hindu, Muslims, Protestants are also to be found. Spanish is the official language of most of the countries bu English, Portuguese, Dutch, French are also spoken. South America has got a mixed economy.

Information of South America includes the rich music and literature of the continent. Gabriel Garcia Marquez is the Nobel Prize Winner from South America. The diverse population practice different lifestyle, ritual performances. This land of variety also offer some exclusive dishes.

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