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What is the size of South America? What are the main languages spoken in South America? What are South America's natural resources? What is the longest river in South America? Who were South America's Angel Falls named after? Discover the answers to these interesting questions and learn interesting fun facts and trivia. Out fact sheets are designed especially for kids and contain a fact file packed with information, images, pictures and photos, they are ideal for learning quick information and homework help for children, schools, teachers and kids of all ages! Each of our fun facts topics contains a funny kid's video to help make the learning process easy, funny and great fun! Why not watch the fun video together and enjoy learning about the State of South America the easy way!

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Did you know that South America is connected to North America by a narrow strip of land called Isthmus of Panama? Did you know that America was named after the Italian explorer Amerigo Vespucci? Read our fun facts sheet to discover more - our interesting facts about South America are amazing pieces of information and some are little known pieces of trivia!

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Earth is made of seven pieces of land called continents. The seven continents are: Europe, Asia, Australia, Africa, Antarctica, North American and South America. South America is the fourth largest continent; it covers about 12% of Earths land mass

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What is the size of South America? The land area of South America is 17,840,000 km2 or 6,890,000 square miles

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There are twelve independent countries and two small territories within South America. The twelve countries are: Argentina, Bolivia, Brazil, Chile, Colombia, Ecuador, Guyana, Paraguay, Peru, Suriname, Uruguay and Venezuela. The two small territories are the Falkland Islands and French Guiana

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The largest country in South America is Brazil. Brazil is the fifth largest country in the world. The capital city of Brazil is Brasília

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The main languages spoken in South America is Portuguese closely followed by Spanish. Other languages spoken in South American territories include Dutch, English and French

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The Portuguese influence on South America can be traced back to Portuguese explorer Pedro Álvares Cabral who was the first European to discover South America in 1500

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More than 30% of South America is covered by rainforests; the largest rainforest is the Amazon forest which is mainly enclosed within Brazil (60%)

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The Amazon rainforest accounts for more than 50% of the planet's remaining rainforests; it is one of the most bio diverse regions of tropical rainforest in the world

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Did you know that the Amazon rainforest in South America is the largest remaining natural resource in the world!

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South America is home to many interesting and unique species of animals including the llama, anaconda, anteater, agouti, armadillo and chinchilla

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What are South America's natural resources? South America has many key resources including gold, silver, copper, iron ore, tin and petroleum; these resources enables important industries including; producing cars, aircraft and textiles

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Surprising facts! Did you know that South America contains more than 40% of the world’s plant and animal species?

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What is the longest river in South America? The longest river in South America is the Amazon River. Measuring a distance of 6,439 km (4,001 miles) it is considered to be the second longest river in the world (to the Nile in north-east Africa)

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The Amazon River carries more water than any other river on Earth; it is so large it can be seen in outer space!

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The world's tallest uninterrupted waterfall is situated in Canaima National Park, Venezuela, South America. Angel Falls measure 979 m (3,212 ft) tall and were named after Jimmie Angel, an American aviator, who became the first person to fly over them

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