Category: Guide to South America

South America is a subcontinent comprising the Southern portion of America. Its extension is 17,819,100 km², covering 12% of the Earth’s surface and 6% of the world’s population. It joins Central America to the north by the Isthmus of Panama And separates itself from Antarctica to the south by the Drake Strait. It has an extension of 7,500 km from the Caribbean Sea to Cape Horn, the southernmost point of the continent. The other extreme points of South America are: North to Punta Gallinas, Colombia, to the east the Ponta do Seixas, in Brazil, and to the west to Punta Pariñas, in Peru. Its natural boundaries are: to the north with the Caribbean Sea; to the east, northeast and southeast with the Atlantic Ocean; and to the west with the Pacific Ocean. Brazil currently represents half of the population and economic product of this region. Browse subcategories by country: Argentina, Bolivia, Brazil, Chile, Colombia, Ecuador, Guyana, Paraguay, Peru, Suriname, Uruguay, Venezuela.

Uruguay Country Population

Uruguay Population

Uruguay is among Latin America’s most successful countries in many areas. This may be partly because the...

Suriname Population

Suriname Population

Suriname consists almost exclusively of dense, pristine rainforest. Political unrest, weak economy, military coup and civil war...

Peru Population

Peru was the last country to become independent in South America. The country is rich in mineral...

Paraguay Population

Paraguay Population

Paraguay was an oppressive and brutal dictatorship until 1989. Since the introduction of democracy, the country has...

Guyana Country Population

Guyana Population

Guyana is rich in natural resources, but is one of South America’s poorest countries. Ethnic conflicts between...

Chile Country Population

Chile Population

After 17 years of dictatorship under General Augusto Pinochet, democracy was reintroduced in Chile in 1990. Ever...

Brazil Country Population

Brazil Population

Brazil is the largest country in South America and the largest economic power. The country has major...

Bolivia Population

Bolivia Population

Political unrest, the coup and economic crises have characterized Bolivia’s history. Under Socialist President Evo Morales, the...

Airports in Brazil

Brazil Airports

As of 2019, there are 297 airports throughout the country of Brazil according to IATA and ICAO....

Airports in Bolivia

Bolivia Airports

As of 2019, there are 39 airports throughout the country of Bolivia according to IATA and ICAO....

Airports in Colombia

Colombia Airports

As of 2019, there are 168 airports throughout the country of Colombia according to IATA and ICAO....

Airports in Chile

Chile Airports

As of 2019, there are 46 airports throughout the country of Chile according to IATA and ICAO....

Airports in Ecuador

Ecuador Airports

As of 2019, there are 27 airports throughout the country of Ecuador according to IATA and ICAO....

Airports in Uruguay

Uruguay Airports

As of 2019, there are 13 airports throughout the country of Uruguay according to IATA and ICAO....

Argentina Country Flag

Argentina Facts

Argentina, State of South America; 2.8 million km2, 44.5 million residents (2019).Argentina is South America’s second largest...

Colombia Country Flag

Colombia Facts

Colombia, state of northwestern South America; 1.1 million km2, 49.6 million residents (2019).The country extends almost 1,800...

Chile Country Flag

Chile Facts

Chile, State of South America; 757,000 km2, 18.7 million residents (2019).Chile borders in the north to Peru...

Bolivia Country Flag

Bolivia Facts

Bolivia, state of South America, between the South tropic and 10 ° south latitude; 1.1 million km2,...

Brazil Country Flag

Brazil Facts

Brazil, State of South America; 8.6 million km2, 209.5 million residents (2019).Brazil covers almost half of South...

Ecuador Country Flag

Ecuador Facts

Ecuador, state of northwestern South America, at the equator; 283,500 km2, 17.1 million residents (2019).Ecuador also includes...