South America is inspirational. South America is made up of 12 countries and 3 dependencies. Most of it is located in the Southern Hemisphere and it is in the Western Hemisphere. To the west is the Pacific Ocean. To the northwest and north is North America and the Caribbean Sea. The Atlantic Ocean is to the east. Cape Horn is to the south.
South America is the fourth largest continent in size and is the fifth largest in population. Brazil is the largest country and the most populated. In South America people speak Portuguese, Spanish, English, French, Dutch, Quechua, and other native languages.
South America is a very biodiverse continent. The Amazon is there and its rainforests have high biodiversity with a major proportion of Earth’s species. The countries and territories are divided into The Andean States, the Guianas, the Souther Cone, and the large country of Brazil.
South America has a long history. It is thought to have been inhabited by people for at least 15,000 years. Evidence of human habitation dates back to 9000 BC. Communities had settled throughout the Andres and surrounding regions by 2000 BC. Societies were agrarian, fished, and developed irrigation systems. Many animals were domesticated, used for meat and wool, and used to transport goods. Many cultures have added to the history. In 1494, Portugal and Spain began their rule in the continent. Civil and international wars occurred. Politics have gone in different directions. The gap between rich and poor is larger than on many other continents.
Tourism is a major source of income for many South American countries. Some of the major tourist destinations are Iguazu Falls, Angel Falls, the Amazon rainforest, and Rio de Janeiro. Culture is extremely varied. Music, literature, and cuisine have had multiple influences and is rich in diversity. A wide range of sports are played as well.
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