Question: What are three facts about South America?

What are 4 facts about South America?

Atacama desert is the driest place in South America. Angel Falls are the worlds highest waterfalls. Amazon River Basin is the worlds largest river basin. The Andes are the worlds longest mountain range.

What is a interesting fact about South America?

Because South America is shaped like a triangle it has the least amount of coastline than any continent, despite its large land area. The highest waterfall in the world is located in South America. It is Angel Falls in Venezuela. The worlds largest river by volume in the world is the Amazon River in South America.

What are 3 characteristics of South America?

South America can be divided into three physical regions: mountains and highlands, river basins, and coastal plains. Mountains and coastal plains generally run in a north-south direction, while highlands and river basins generally run in an east-west direction.

How many languages are in South America?

South America is one of the most linguistically diverse areas in the world with 37 language families, 448 languages of which over 70 are unclassified. Indigenous languages are used throughout the entire continent. They are spoken by over 11 million people alongside Spanish and Portuguese.

Who ruled South America?

The Spanish colonies won their independence in the first quarter of the 19th century, in the Spanish American wars of independence. Simón Bolívar (Greater Colombia, Peru, Bolivia), José de San Martín (United Provinces of the River Plate, Chile, and Peru), and Bernardo OHiggins (Chile) led their independence struggle.

What is the main religion of South America?

Religion in South America has been a major influence on art, culture, philosophy and law. Christianity is the main religion, with Roman Catholics having the most adherents. Sizeable minorities of non-religious people and adherents of other religions are also present.

Is English spoken in South America?

Guyana is the only country in South America with English as the official language. Although English is the official language, most Guyanese have Guyanese Creole as a first language.

Which language is most widely spoken in South America?

Spanish What is the most widely spoken language in South America? That would be Spanish, with a whopping 210 million speakers. That includes both those speaking Spanish as their first tongue and those who speak other languages but use Spanish to communicate when need be.

What is the main religion in South America?

Religion in South America has been a major influence on art, culture, philosophy and law. Christianity is the main religion, with Roman Catholics having the most adherents. Sizeable minorities of non-religious people and adherents of other religions are also present.

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