South America

South America Trivia Quiz Fun Facts

If you're yet to visit countries on the South American continent, then you should. Until then, discover interesting trivia fun facts about this great continent.

It is home to so much more than its culture for famous dishes, dance styles (samba and tango), with 90% of the people as Christians. There's a lot more with our fun facts on South America.

South America Fun Facts

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South America takes up a lot of space in the Southern Hemisphere, and while many might believe it to hold more countries, there are only 13. These countries include Argentina, Bolivia, Brazil, Chile, Colombia, Ecuador, Guyana, Paraguay, Peru, Suriname, Uruguay, and Venezuela.
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The Andes are the longest chain of land mountains in the world. Spanning the western coast of the entire continent, they are over 4300 miles long.
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Brazil is so large that it spans most of the continent, sharing its border with 10 of the remaining 12 countries. It is more than half the size of the United States. The Atlantic Ocean borders three of Brazil's sides. But it's not bordering Ecuador and Chile.
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Brazil is the largest country on the continent. While Rio de Janeiro is easily its well-known city, Sao Paulo is its most populous. It boasts an extensive infrastructure and population, especially compared to other South American countries.
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Bolivia is one of the few countries in the world that has two official capitals: Sucre and La Paz.
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Millions of people travel to Machu Picchu each year to see the remaining ruins of the Inca civilization. Watch out for the altitude sickness! The site lies close to 8000 ft above sea level.
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Since South America is filled with Latin countries, you might think Spanish is the most common language. WRONG! Because the population of Brazil is so large, a country where they mostly speak Portuguese, this makes Portuguese the most common language of the continent.
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Many consider the Amazon River the longest in the world, so you might assume it runs through numerous countries. The river only runs through 3 of South America's countries: Brazil, Colombia, and Peru.
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There are five official languages spoken within the continent: Portuguese, Spanish, English, French, and Dutch, the last spoken in Suriname.
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Some would say Rio de Janeiro, the wild and raucous city of beaches, mountains, and a year-round carnival atmosphere is also the capital of Brazil. Well, you'd be wrong. Sure, a lot is going on in Rio. But Brasilia, located deep inland in the heart of the country, holds the title as capital.

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