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.

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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?
Football

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Amazon River, Brazil

What are the 3 biggest countries in South America (Land Area)?
Brazil
Argentina
Peru

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

The Atacama desert
The Atacama desert in Chile

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.

Countries name of South America

(source). Hope you enjoyed the South America facts.

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