How many square miles is South America?
More than eighteen million km2 covers an area of South America. Hence it twice in Canada. South America holds a high-altitude Andes and the Amazon basin, where there is a vast array of tropical rain forests.
Where is Cape Horn?
Location of Cape Horn is located on the edge of South America. The biggest part of it takes are the tropics, and despite the fact that the Cape is only 1,000 km from Antarctica.
Who are the Native Americans?
Christopher Columbus crossed the Atlantic in 1492, once in America. He mistakenly believed this way for a new way to Asia. Since Columbus was convinced that he is in India, then called the natives Indians. So their names so far.
The longest river in South America.
There are only four. Orinoco, Amazon, Magdalena, Parana - Paraguay.
This desert region is located in southern Argentina. The Spanish conquerors have noticed that local people fills their shoes with grass to keep warm. "Patagonia" means "big feet".
The highest capital city.
The capital of Bolivia - La Paz to be in the Andes, 3,600 meters above sea level.
"Alpine Lake" in South America.
The largest lake - Maracaibo, it is 13 512 km2. In the lake there are large deposits of oil.
These are the tropical jungle, located in the Amazon basin.
The name refers to the South American cowboys. Gaucho is distilled in large herds in the meadows of Brazil and Uruguay. They are skillful riders mustangs. Accommodation in Israel does not compare to life on this continent.
Why South America - a young continent?
Because they live a great number of young families, and more than a third of all South Americans are younger than 15 years.