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South America

South America

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South America

South America

Countries 14
People Groups 888
Land Area 6,881,000 mi2


  • Total 393,000,000
  • Density 58 people/mi2
  • Growth 1.13% per year
  • Median Age 27.9 yrs
  • Annual Births 6,680,000
  • Annual Deaths 2,320,000

* Statistics by Wolfram|Alpha. "Christianity" is used in the statistical sense and includes Catholics, Protestants, and true Christians.

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Countries in South America

Argentina Argentina

Bolivia Bolivia

Brazil Brazil

Chile Chile

Colombia Colombia

Ecuador Ecuador

Falkland Islands Malvinas Falkland Islands Malvinas

French Guiana French Guiana

Guyana Guyana

Paraguay Paraguay

Peru Peru

Suriname Suriname

Uruguay Uruguay

Venezuela Venezuela

South America is the southern continent of the Americas, situated in the Western Hemisphere and mostly in the Southern Hemisphere, with a relatively small portion in the Northern Hemisphere. It is bordered on the west by the Pacific Ocean and on the north and east by the Atlantic Ocean; North America and the Caribbean Sea lie to the northwest. The South American nations that border the Caribbean Sea-including Colombia, Venezuela, Guyana, Surinam, and French Guiana-are also known as Caribbean South America.

The word America was coined in 1507 by cartographers Martin Waldseemuller and Matthias Ringmann, after Amerigo Vespucci, who was the first European to suggest that the lands newly discovered by Europeans were not India, but a New World unknown to Europeans.

South America has an area of 6,881,000 square miles, or almost 3.5% of the Earth's surface. Its population has been estimated at 393 million people. South America ranks fourth in area (after Asia, Africa, and North America) and fifth in population (after Asia, Africa, Europe, and North America).

Argentine Republic


Population 39,900,000
Capital Buenos Aires
Land Area 1,068,000 mi2
Directory Listings 7

Plurinational State of Bolivia


Population 9,690,000
Capital La Paz
Land Area 424,164 mi2
Directory Listings 5

Federative Republic of Brazil


Population 192,000,000
Capital Brasilia
Land Area 3,288,000 mi2
Directory Listings 18

Republic of Chile


Population 16,800,000
Capital Santiago
Land Area 291,933 mi2
Directory Listings 3

Republic of Colombia


Population 45,000,000
Capital Bogota
Land Area 439,737 mi2
Directory Listings 1

Republic of Ecuador


Population 13,800,000
Capital Quito
Land Area 109,484 mi2
Directory Listings 5

Falkland Islands  United Kingdom

Falkland Islands Malvinas

Population 3,140
Capital Port Stanley
Land Area 4,700 mi2

Department of Guiana

French Guiana

Population 231,000
Capital Cayenne
Land Area 35,135 mi2

Cooperative Republic of Guyana


Population 763,437
Capital Georgetown
Land Area 83,000 mi2
Directory Listings 3

Republic of Paraguay


Population 6,240,000
Capital Asuncion
Land Area 157,048 mi2
Directory Listings 1

Republic of Peru


Population 28,800,000
Capital Lima
Land Area 496,225 mi2
Directory Listings 11

Republic of Suriname


Population 515,124
Capital Paramaribo
Land Area 63,251 mi2

Oriental Republic of Uruguay


Population 3,350,000
Capital Montevideo
Land Area 68,037 mi2

Bolivarian Republic of Venezuela


Population 28,100,000
Capital Caracas
Land Area 352,144 mi2
Directory Listings 4