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  South America travel guide
South America is a sub-continent crossed by the equator, with most of its area in the Southern Hemisphere.
South America consists of the countries of: Argentina, Bolivia, Brazil, Chile, Colombia, Ecuador, Falkland Islands (UK), French Guiana (Fr.), Guyana, Paraguay, Peru, Suriname, Trinidad and Tobago, Uruguay and Venezuela.
South America is home to many interesting species of animals including parrots, tarantulas, snakes, and mammals.There are not many large predators in South America, but the Jaguar is one of the strongest predators in the world.
www.world66.com /southamerica   (1024 words)

  
  South America - MSN Encarta
The Orinoco River drains a lowland in the north; to the south lies the Paraguay-Paraná basin.
The lowest point in South America (40 m/ 131 ft below sea level) is on Península Valdés in eastern Argentina, and the greatest elevation (6,960 m/22,834 ft) is atop Aconcagua in western Argentina, the highest peak in the Western Hemisphere.
Farther south are the shallow valleys and flat plains of the Gran Chaco and the Pampas, both of which merge with the swampy floodplains of the Paraguay and Paraná rivers.
encarta.msn.com /encyclopedia_761574914/South_America.html   (1022 words)

  
  Encyclopedia :: encyclopedia : South America   (Site not responding. Last check: )
South America is a part of the American continent traversed by the equator, with most of its area in the Southern Hemisphere.
South America is situated between the Pacific Ocean and the Atlantic Ocean.
South America is thought to have been first inhabited by people crossing the Bering Land Bridge, now the Bering strait, though there are also suggestions of migration from the southern Pacific Ocean.
www.hallencyclopedia.com /South_America   (1810 words)

  
 South America - Hutchinson encyclopedia article about South America
During the period 1990–95, the process of deforestation in South America alone resulted in the loss of 24 million ha/59 million acres of tropical rainforest.
South America is a compact land mass and has a fairly regular coastline, except in southern Chile, where sunken valleys have resulted from subsidence that has left mountain peaks as islands.
The warm periodical El Niño, flowing southwards along the western coast of South America and displacing the cold Peru Current, has caused serious climatic effects.
encyclopedia.farlex.com /South+America   (696 words)

  
 Reference.com/Encyclopedia/South America
South America is a sub-continent crossed by the equator, with most of its area in the Southern Hemisphere.
In English-speaking regions, North and South America are considered to be continents and their union is referred to as the supercontinent of America.
South America ranks fourth in area and in population, after Eurasia, Africa, and North America.
www.reference.com /browse/wiki/South_America   (426 words)

  
 South America from A-Z
The GLOBAL POSITION of South America is approximately 13 degrees north by 55 degrees south longitude, and 34 degrees west by 81 degrees west latitude.
South America has 8 principal LAKES including Lake Titicaca in the Andes Mountains, largest principal lake, Nahuel Huapí Lake in Argentina, and Lake Valencia in Venezuela.
It is bordered on the west by the Pacific Ocean, on the east by the Atlantic ocean, to the Southeast, Scotia Sea to the south, and Caribbean Sea to the Northeast.
www.geocities.com /southamericaaz   (2792 words)

  
 South&Central America Quizzes - geography online games
The economy of South America has been changing from a colonial one to a modern one throughout the 20th century.
South America is the fourth largest continent by area in the world, just slightly smaller than North America.
Simon Bolivar is considered a hero by many of the nations of South America, having led most of them to independence in the 19th Century.
www.sheppardsoftware.com /South_America_Geography.htm   (447 words)

  
 South America in the Electronic Passport
The Andes are a tall mountain range that lines the western portion of South America.
Seasonal changes are caused by the tilt of the earth, so December in South America is a warm month.
Tierra del Fuego is an archipelago (or a group of islands) at the southern tip of South America.
www.mrdowling.com /712southamerica.html   (505 words)

  
 South America Travel Blogs   (Site not responding. Last check: )
South America is a continent situated in the western hemisphere and, mostly, the southern hemisphere, 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.
As part of the Americas like North America, South America is named after Amerigo Vespucci, who was the first European to suggest that the Americas were not the East Indies, but a New World unknown to Europeans.
South America ranks fourth in area (after Asia, Africa, and North America) and fifth in population (after Asia, Africa, Europe, and North America).
www.travelblog.org /South-America   (243 words)

  
 South America :: Travel to South America :: South America Journey :: South America Travel Guide
South America is a continent situated in the Western Hemisphere between the Pacific and Atlantic Oceans.
South America is thought to have been first inhabited by people crossing the Bering Land Bridge, now the Bering strait, though there are also suggestions of migration from the southern Pacific Ocean.
In English-speaking and certain other regions of the world, North and South America are considered to be continents and their union is referred to as the supercontinent of the Americas.
south-america.travel-chronicle.com   (1531 words)

  
 South America Tour : Galapagos Tours - Amazon travel
South America tour and Adventure travel - Galapagos tours - Amazon travel - travel to Ecuador - Peru trips - Amazon and Galapagos cruises - Machu Picchu trips - wilderness adventures - rainforest lodges - tours for students - special interest travel by Latin Trails.
South America tour have been designed by Latin Trails for more than 20 years so you can: listen, see, feel, smell and taste the sub-continent as a destination.
South America tour in a diverse region and there are many travel opportunities, not everybody wants to do the same activities, we have developed many activities and orientations to each visitor site.
www.latintrails.com   (537 words)

  
 birding facts Birding Resources by the Fat Birder
South America is the continent with countries boasting the biggest lists of avifauna… and, in part, it is still wild enough to be turning up new species.
However, whilst South America has the most diverse avifauna and an incredible range of habitat offering such a wealth of potential to any naturalist it is also a great cause for concern.
Destination South America is part of the Steppes Travel Group of tour operators which comprises Discovery Initiatives, Art of Travel and Steppes East, providing tailor-made holidays to all corners of the globe.
www.fatbirder.com /links_geo/america_south   (1524 words)

  
 South America - EnchantedLearning.com
Draw and color South America according to simple directions, such as, "Color Peru red." Or go to the answers.
An outline map of South America (with country markings) to print.
An outline map of South America (with no country markings) to print.
www.enchantedlearning.com /geography/samer   (277 words)

  
 Overland Tours in South America: Overland adventure travel with the Overland Club
South America has incomparable areas of natural beauty: from the Pacific Ocean to the Atlantic, from the towering Andes Mountains to the Chilean Lake District and from the Paracas National Park to the Glaciers in Patigonia.
South America is a big place and difficult to explore independently.
South America is as diverse in its people and cultures as it is with its geography.
www.overlandclub.com /southamerica.asp   (338 words)

  
 South America cruise vacations & South America cruises on Holland America Line
One of South America's most cosmopolitan cities, Buenos Aires boasts intense French influences in its architecture, Parisian-style cafés, beautiful parks and sweeping boulevards.
Holland America Line offers more South America sailings and itinerary choices than any other cruise line, as well as more scenic cruising and overnight stays in favorite ports.
Transit the Panama Canal, explore the exotic regions of South America and be among the few to experience dramatic scenic cruising in the great white continent of Antarctica; all without a single international flight.
www.hollandamerica.com /cruise-destinations/southamerica   (908 words)

  
 USDA ERS Browse - South America   (Site not responding. Last check: )
South America is an important source of agricultural products for world markets, especially soybeans and soy products, coffee, sugar, corn, wheat, beef, pork, fruit juices, and poultry meat.
South America is also an important market for U.S. products.
U.S. Agriculture and the Free Trade Area of the Americas—The Free Trade Area of the Americas (FTAA), under negotiation among the United States and 33 countries in the Western Hemisphere, will progressively liberalize trade and investment in the region.
www.ers.usda.gov /Browse/International/SouthAmerica.htm   (206 words)

  
 Travel South America | Travel Amazing South America
I had never been on a long distance flight when I decided one day to go and travel South America.
You'll find details on embarking on a tour, find the ski spot you were looking for, where to fish piranhas in the Amazon Basin or how to climb the highest active volcano of the world (yes, it's in South America).
Patagonia is a region of spectacular beauty in the south of Argentina and Chile.
www.travel-amazing-southamerica.com   (825 words)

  
 Adventure Tours & Hiking Tours in Peru, Ecuador, Galapagos Islands, Costa Rica & Patagonia with ACTIVE SOUTH ...
ACTIVE SOUTH AMERICA offers a variety of cultural and outdoor adventure-orientated, hiking, biking, and multi-activity guided adventure tours around Costa Rica, Peru, the Galapagos Islands, Ecuador and Patagonia.
Along with our regular tours in South America, we also run family adventures with fantastic activities and cultural experiences no matter what your age.
Hike up Sierra Negra Volcano on Isabela Island for stunning views of the archipelago, snorkel or dive Floreana Island and Kicker Rock with friendly sea lions and sea turtles, and cycle down to the beach from the highlands of Santa Cruz Island after visiting the Galapagos Giant tortoises in their natural habitat.
www.activesouthamerica.com   (1110 words)

  
 Tips for Travelers to Central & South America
If you plan to drive to Central or South America or arrive in a private plane or boat, contact the embassy or consulate of each country you plan to visit to learn what is required for entry and exit.
Some countries in Central and South America do not recognize acquisition of U.S. citizenship unless the naturalized U.S. citizen renounces his or her original nationality at an embassy or consulate of the country of origin.
Any citizen interested in adopting a child from a country in Central or South America is encouraged to contact either the U.S. embassy in the country, or, in the United States, the Department of State's Office of Children's Issues toll free at 1-888-407-4747 to obtain information on the adoption process in that country.
travel.state.gov /travel/tips/regional/regional_1172.html   (4399 words)

  
 South America - Facts, Information, and Encyclopedia Reference article
South America - Facts, Information, and Encyclopedia Reference article
With an area of 17,818,508 km²; and a population of 355,070,540, South America ranks fourth in each category, after Eurasia, Africa, and North America.
The South American nations that border the Caribbean Sea – including Colombia, Venezuela, Guyana, Suriname, and French Guiana – are also known as Caribbean South America.
www.startsurfing.com /encyclopedia/s/o/u/South_America_9663.html   (1816 words)

  
 Americas Maps - Perry-Castañeda Map Collection - UT Library Online
South America (Reference Map) 1999 (157K) Larger JPEG Image (267K)
South America (Reference Map) 2001 (774K) [pdf format]
South America (Reference Map) 2000 (704K) [pdf format]
www.lib.utexas.edu /maps/americas.html   (493 words)

  
 South & Central American Geography Web Games
Learn South & Central American Capitals by clicking on countries to find out their capitals.
Learn South & Central American Geography by clicking on countries to find out their names.
Drag and rotate and size each country onto the map - you must rotate and size the country to the proper orientation - name not given.
www.sheppardsoftware.com /South_and_Central_American_Geography.htm   (355 words)

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