South America Facts For Kids
Our South America facts for kids will give you lots of interesting and fun facts about the South America continent.
Let’s start to know some interesting South America facts.
Who discovered South America?
South America was discovered by the Italian explorer Amerigo Vespucci.
Where is South America?
South America is located primarily in the southern hemisphere. South America is bordered by the Atlantic Ocean to the east and the Pacific Ocean to the west.
Do you know how big South America is?
In terms of population, South America Is the 4th Largest Continent and 5th largest continent in terms of population. Asia is the largest continent. Australasia and Oceania are known as the smallest continent in the world
South America is surrounded by which oceans?
It is bordered on the west by the Pacific Ocean and on the north and east by the Atlantic Ocean.
Largest Country: Brazil
Most Populated Country: Brazil
Smallest Country: Suriname
Most popular sport in South America?
What are the 3 biggest countries in South America (Land Area)?
English speaking country: In the South American continent, Guyana is the only English speaking country
Largest city: Sao Paolo in Brazil.
How Many Countries in South America?
There are 12 countries in South America
Biggest island: Tierra del Fuego (Spanish meaning: Land of Fire), at the southern tip of Argentina and Chile
Longest River: Amazon River
Highest mountain: Aconcagua in Argentina.
Largest Lake: Lake Titicaca (shared by Bolivia and Peru)
Driest Place : The Atacama desert in Chile is considered the driest place on earth.
Is there any landlocked country in South America?
Yes, there are two landlocked countries in South America. Paraguay and Bolivia.
40% of the world’s plant and animal species are contained by South America
Largest Rainforest: Amazon
Highest Capital in the world: La Paz, the Bolivian capital, is one of the highest cities in the world and the highest capital in the world.
Tallest waterfall in the world: Angel falls (Salto Ángel or Kerepakupai Vená) located in Venezuela is the tallest waterfall in the world.