Ten fun facts about South America

Fact 1
La Paz, Bolivia is the highest capital city in the world.

Fact 2
Brazil is the fifth largest country in the world. Argentina is the eighth largest.

Fact 3
It is the fourth largest continent in the world.

Fact 4
Two of the five longest rivers in the world are in South America: the Amazon at 4,087 miles and the Parana at 3,032 miles. The Amazon is visible from space.

Fact 5
The Andes are the longest mountain range in the world, extending more than 4000 miles through seven countries down the western portion of South America.

Fact 6
The highest waterfall in the world is Angel Falls, Venezuela where water falls 3,281 feet from the top to the base in a series of steps.

Fact 7
For sheer volume of water, the Amazon is the Greatest River.

Fact 8
Iguazu Falls are shared by two countries: Argentina and Brazil.

Fact 9
The only still growing glacier is Perito Moreno.

Fact 10
Lake Titicaca is the highest navigable lake in the world.

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Short about South America
is a continent located in the Western Hemisphere, mostly in the Southern Hemisphere, with a relatively small portion in the Northern Hemisphere. It can also be considered as a subcontinent of the Americas.