Did you know that South America is connected to North America by a narrow strip of land called isthmus of Panama?
South America is the fourth largest continent by landmass.
The main languages in South America are Spanish and Portuguese.
The most peaceful country in South America is Chile.
20% of plants found to have anti-cancer properties are found only in the great rainforest of South America.
The highest waterfall in the world is the Angel Falls in Venezuela.
South America has the largest salt flat in the world that is located in Bolivia.
South America is the land of many records and another beautiful record that is related to this continent is that, here the world’s largest waterfall lies. The name of this waterfall is “Santo Del Angel Falls” and its height is about 1000 meters.
As the largest countries in South America is Brazil. Similarly, the smallest country in the whole continent is Suriname that has total area of 63,251 sq. miles.
The longest river is Amazon River.
Major religions in South America are Roman, Catholicism, Protestantism.
There are some really unique species of animals that are only present in South America. The names of some really unique animals that exist in South America are like llama, anaconda, jaguar, piranha, vicuna and tapir.
Among all 12 countries of South America, the largest one is not other than Brazil. Brazil is also ranked fifth largest country of the globe. Similarly, the largest city of this continent is also a city of Brazil, called Sao Paulo.
The only South American to win Olympic gold in weight lifting is Marie Isabel Urrutia.
More than 20% of Earth’s oxygen is produced in South America.
The country to have won the highest number of FIFA World Cups is Brazil.
South America contains more than 40% of the world’s plants and animals species, in an area smaller than 15% of the earth’s land surface.
South America has nearly 26% of the world’s renewable sources of freshwater.
Did you know South America has the largest rain forest in the world?
The second longest river in the world in in South America.
Highest Mountainis Aconcagua in Argentina. The mountain (6,961metres/22,837ft) is located in the Andes mountain range.
Biggest Lake is Lake Titicaca (shared by Bolivia and Peru).
There are two landlocked countries in South America: Paraguay and Bolivia are located in the interior of the continent and have neither access to the Atlantic Ocean nor to the Pacific Ocean.
Spanish is the main language in South American countries, only in Brazil people speak Portuguese and in Surinam.
Biggest Cities and the most populous city in South America is Sao Paulo. Almost half of the population of the South American continent lives in Brazil.
In South America there are tapirs, piranhas, anaconda and Jaguars.
Main natural resources in South America are minerals such as iron ore (used to make steel) or copper and agricultural produce such as corn, coffee, wheat, soybean and cocoa.
South America's landscape is dominated from mountains and highlands such as the Andes, river basins such as the Amazon and Orinoco and coastal plains where the Atacama Desert also belongs to.