Facts about South America
South America - a continent. It is located between the Atlantic and Pacific oceans. It was opened by a European explorer Amerigo Vespucci. On the territory of the continent has 12 countries.
South America in their area is in fourth place from all over the world after Asia, Africa and North America. A number of residents located on the fifth place, 1 to 4 seats occupied North America, Europe, Africa and Asia. In the diverse nature of South America, much of it has been in the Amazon basin. Amazon - one of the largest rivers in the world.
One of the most ancient civilizations of this continent - the civilization of the Incas. Cuzco - a city in the Andes, was the capital of the Inca civilization. The Incas were known for its very highly developed culture. The ruins of this civilization indicate that buildings in cities other than masonry laid out and designed very precisely.
Historians suggest that the Incas have successfully done brain surgery. Yes, this civilization may have a lot to do for the development of medicine. Any medical institution to have such professionals on the job, for example, a hospital neurology in Samara, or in any other city would accept them with pleasure. Most South American countries were colonies of Portugal and Spain.
English film "Evita", which created the British director Alan Parker, William, was based on the biography of the Argentine first lady Maria Eva Duarte de Peron.
Gabriel Marquez, South American, in 1982 received the Nobel Prize for Literature.
South America - the birthplace of such world-famous athletes, as Joaquin Cruz, Robson da Silva.
World Heritage sites by UNESCO are: Paraguay - Jesús de Tavaranga in Bolivia - National Park Noel Kempff-Mercado, and also the Jesuit mission of La Santisima Trinidad de Parana in Surinam - Central Park, Colombia - Faunistic Reserve Malpelo, Ecuador - Galapagos Islands.
Web of nature created a unique durable material. In South America there are bridges between the gorges of the web, so strong, that they easily get over a monkey.
Brazilians love carnivals. They are attended by nearly all the inhabitants of Brazil, they dance complex colorful dances. The dances show how the struggle between negrama-slaves and their pursuers, harvesting sugar cane, etc.