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
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
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