South America is the fourth largest continent on planet Earth, and its inhabitants account for about six percent of the world's population. The Cordillera mountain ranges, known here as the Andes, continue along the eastern side of the Pacific coast between the northern and southern extremities of South America. Lowlands, including the huge Amazon basin and fertile Pampas plains, extend eastward from the foothills of the Andes. Much of northern South America has a tropical climate, while the southern latitudes are affected by the polar Antarctic climate. Between these extremes lie the cool and temperate Patagonian regions.
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South America was initially settled by Asians who crossed the Bering Strait approximately 4,000 to 5,000 years ago. They migrated southwards, reaching South America via the Isthmus of Panama.
Chocolate is a food made that is from the beans of cocoa trees. Learn about the two species of cocoa trees are native to Central America and the Amazon River basin in South America.
Cattleya orchids come in 113 different varieties; they are native to Costa Rica and the rain forests of South America. These orchids are easy to care for, but they require a lot of humidity and indirect sunlight.
An Argentine documentary, set for its premiere at Cannes on Saturday, is taking on the highly-charged topic of abortion, an issue that has polarized the South American nation and sparked mass protests by people on both sides of the debate.
Reuters. Thu, 16 May 2019 19:17:43 -0400.
Robert McGlashan became the first Canadian to swim across a portion of Lake Titicaca, the largest freshwater lake in South America and the highest navigable body of water in the world.
CBC News. Thu, 16 May 2019 19:12:10 EDT.
LONDON -- STR's pipeline data for the Central/South America region showed 168 hotel projects accounting for 23,324 rooms in construction as of April 2019. ...
Hsyndicate. Thu, 16 May 2019 10:41:53 +0200.
South America Bibliography
Heyerdahl, Thor. The Kon-Tiki Expedition. Chicago, IL. Rand McNally. 1968.