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.

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...

Guyana Country Flag

Guyana Facts

Guyana, state of northeastern South America; 214,970 km2, 779,000 residents (2019).Guyana borders on the east to Surinam...

Peru Country Flag

Peru Facts

Peru, State of Western South America; 1.3 million km2, 32 million residents (2019).Peru borders Ecuador and Colombia...

Paraguay Country Flag

Paraguay Facts

Paraguay, State of South America; 406 750 km2, 7 million residents (2019).Paraguay borders Brazil in the east,...

Suriname Country Flag

Suriname Facts

Suriname, formerly also known as Dutch Guiana, state of northern South America; 163,300 km2, 576,000 residents (2019).Suriname borders...

Venezuela Country Flag

Venezuela Facts

Venezuela, state of northern South America; 912 050 km2, 28.9 million residents (2019).Venezuela borders Colombia in the...

Uruguay Country Flag

Uruguay Facts

Uruguay, State of Southeastern South America; 176,220 km2, 3.4 million residents (2019).Uruguay borders Brazil in the north,...