South America

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  • Population: about 390 million, but that’s only half the amount that live in Europe.
  • Land Area: 17,815,420 square kilometres (6,878,570 square miles) or 12% of the world’s land area.
  • Countries: 12
  • Highest Peak: Cerro Aconcagua is located in Argentina and rises to 6959 metres (22,832 feet) above sea level.
  • Largest Lake: Lake Titicaca, on the border of Peru and Bolivia.
  • Longest River: The Amazon is 6,516 kilometres (3,825 miles) long, it’s the second longest river in the world.
  • Smallest Country (by land area and population): Suriname, which could fit into Brazil 50 times over!
  • Biggest Country (by land area and population) : Brazil
  • Languages: Hola! Portuguese and Spanish are the most common languages but in Brazil 180 languages are spoken.

To learn more about South America visit the websites below…

http://www.kids-world-travel-guide.com/

http://www.oddizzi.com/teachers/explore-the-world/places/south-america/

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