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.

Flag of Peru

Peru Flag and Meaning

Flag of Peru Peru Flag Meaning According to tradition, the freedom hero José de San Maritin, when...

Flag of Guyana

Guyana Flag and Meaning

Flag of Guyana Guyana Flag Meaning Guyana’s flag also called the “golden arrowhead” was adopted on May...

Flag of Ecuador

Ecuador Flag and Meaning

Flag of Ecuador Ecuador Flag Meaning The Ecuadorian state and national flag has a picture of the...

Flag of Chile

Chile Flag and Meaning

Flag of Chile Chile Flag Meaning The flag was adopted on October 18, 1817. The red in...

Flag of Brazil

Brazil Flag and Meaning

Flag of Brazil Brazil Flag Meaning The flag of Brazil is green with a yellow square, or...

Flag of Bolivia

Bolivia Flag and Meaning

Flag of Bolivia Bolivia Flag Meaning Bolivia’s flag consists of three horizontal ribbons in the colors red,...

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....