The Facts

  • South America is made up of Argentina, Bolivia, Brazil, Chile, Colombia, Ecuador, Guyana, Paraguay, Peru, Suriname, Uruguay andVenezuel

  • Population: 422.5 million

  • Area: 17.84 million km²

  • In Brazil alone, around 150 different languages are spoken. However, the most widely spoken languages are Portuguese and Spanish

  • It is estimated that around 40% of the world’s plant and animal species are found in South America. This is despite it covering less than 12% of the earth’s total land surface.

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