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.

Colombia Country Flag

Colombia Overview

Country Profile The Republic of Colombia is located in northwestern South America, and is named after Christopher...

Chile Country Flag

Chile Overview

Country Profile As the world’s most long and narrow country, the Republic of Chile is located in...

Brazil Country Flag

Brazil Overview

Country Profile The Federative Republic of Brazil is located in southeastern South America, and gets its name...

Ecuador Country Flag

Ecuador Overview

Country Profile The Republic of Ecuador is located in northwestern South America, and means “equator” in Spanish....

Guyana Country Flag

Guyana Overview

Country Profile The Cooperative Republic of Guyana is located in northeastern South America, and gets its name...

Peru Country Flag

Peru Overview

Country Profile The Republic of Peru is located in western South America, and in an ancient Indian...

Paraguay Country Flag

Paraguay Overview

Country Profile The Republic of Paraguay is a landlocked country located in south-central South America, named after...

Uruguay Country Flag

Uruguay Overview

Country Profile The Eastern Republic of Uruguay is located in south-eastern South America, containing the Uruguay River...