Important countries and cities (Colombia (Nickname "Gateway to…
Important countries and cities
Largest Country in South America (SA), 5th Largest in the World
Famous for football
Largest city in Brazil
Rio de Janeiro -
2nd largest city in Brazil, on South Atlantic Coast
Famous for landscape, laidback beach culture and annual carnival
Harbour of Rio de Janeiro is 1 of the 7 natural wonders of the world surrounded by
Sugar Loaf Mountain
Corcovado Peak (Including Christ the Redeemer, One of the New 7 wonders of the world)
Hills of Tijuca
Capital city, known for its modern architecture
Located in Western South America
Home to ancient cultures, dating back to the Norte Chico civilisation (One of the oldest in the world)
Lima - Capital and Largest City
Cusco - Historical capital of Peru, Historic capital of the Inca empire and a UNESCO World Heritage site
8th Largest Country in the world
Famous for football team
Highest and Lowest points in South America
Capital and Largest city of Argentina
2nd Largest Metropolitan area in SA after Greater Sao Paulo
Top tourist destination
Known for European style architecture and rich cultural life
Maximum Theatres in the world.
Argentina gets its name from Argentum, because early explorers believed that there were silver deposits in the country.
Located on northern coast of South America.
Major oil producing country of the World
Angel Falls - Highest waterfalls in the world found in Venezuala
Capital city and largest city of Venezuala
One of the most cosmopolitan and modern cities in South America
Name of the country means "Little Venice" because the stilt houses reminded the explorer Amerigo Vespucci of Venice.
Venezuala's diverse landscape was an inspirationfor Sir Arthur Conan Doyle's "The Lost World"
It is sandwhiched between the Pacific Ocean and the Andes mountain range.
It is a long strip of land 4600 km in length and 430 km wide.
Atacama desert - Lies to North of Chile
Lies at foothills of the Andes with spectacular view of the mountains. It is a modern, progressive city.
Known as Republic of Ecuador
Named after Equator which passes through the country
Most of the country is in Southern Hemisphere.
Mt.Cotopaxi in the ANdes is the highest active volcano in the world.
Quito - Capital city of Ecuador, Ancient Incan city, lies on equator.
Nickname "Gateway to SA"
Located where SA connects with CA and NA
5th largest country of Latin America
2nd largest population of Spanish speaking people.
Famous for high quality coffee
Bogota - Cultaral centre of Colombia.
Even though it takes up less than 1% of the worlds land area but it has around 10% of all animal species.
2nd smallest country in SA
One of the Highest urbanization and literacy rates.
Montevideo is the capital and largest city in this country, 1 of the major ports of SA.