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Jewish communities are found across South America; the largest are in Sгo Paulo, Brazil and Buenos Aires, Argentina.

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Regions in South America include the Andean States, the Guianas, the Southern Cone, and Brazil.

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South America is a continent of the Americas, situated entirely in the western hemisphere and mostly in the southern hemisphere.

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South America has a land area of 17,840,000 square kilometers (6,890,000 sq mi), or almost 3.5 percent of the Earth's surface.

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The rise of agriculture and the subsequent appearance of permanent human settlements allowed for the multiple and overlapping beginnings of civilizations in South America.

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At least three South American indigenous languages (Quechua in Peru and Bolivia, Aymara also in Bolivia, and Guarani in Paraguay) are recognized along with Spanish as national languages.

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Due to histories of high inflation in nearly all South American countries interest-rates remain high, and thus investment remains low.

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The economic gap between the rich and poor in most South American nations is considered to be larger than in most other continents.

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Rice and beans is an extremely popular dish, considered a basic staple in many South American countries.

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The Union of South American Nations is a planned continent-wide free trade zone to unite two existing free-trade organizations—Mercosur and the Andean Community.

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South American cultures began domesticating llamass, vicuсas, guanacoss, and alpacas in the highlands of the Andes circa 3500 B.C.E.

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Beginning in the 1530s, the people and natural resources of South America were repeatedly exploited by foreign conquistadors, first from Spain and later from Portugal.

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Geopolitically, all of Panama—including the segment east of the Panama Canal in the isthmus—is often considered a part of North America alone and among the countries of Central America, not South America.

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South Americans are culturally enriched by the historic connection with Europe, especially Spain, and the impact of mass culture from the United States of America.

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South America is thought to have been first inhabited by people crossing the Bering Land Bridge, which is now the Bering Strait.

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Despite the tendency to move to the left of the political spectrum, most of South America's governments are in practical terms societies embracing free-market capitalism.

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The South American continent also includes various islands, many of which belong to countries on the continent.

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Many of the other South American nations have similar varied cuisines influenced by region.

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The islands of Aruba, Barbados, Trinidad and Tobago sit on the northerly South American continental shelf.

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The many resources of South America have brought high income to its countries especially in times of war or of rapid economic growth by industrialized countries elsewhere.

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South America comprises the major southern portion of the landmass generally referred to as the Western Hemisphere or the Americas.

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Geologically, almost all of mainland South America sits on the South American Plate.

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South America ranks fourth in area (after Asia, Africa, and North America) and fifth in population (after Asia, Africa, Europe, and North America).

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Spanish is the most widespread language of the continent, as Spanish is the official language of most South American nations.

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The Netherlands Antilles and the federal dependencies of Venezuela lie along the northerly South American.

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South America has a land area of 17,840,000 square kilometers (6,890,000 sq mi), or almost 3.5 percent of the Earth's surface.

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The Spanish colonies won their independence between 1804 and 1824 in the South American Wars of Independence.

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South America's major natural resources are gold, silver, copper, iron ore, tin, and oil.

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The cuisine of Argentina for example is distinctive in South America because of its strong resemblance to Italian, Spanish, French and other European cuisines rather than the other Latin American cuisines.

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The earliest known South American civilization was at Norte Chico, on the central Peruvian coast.

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South American nations have a rich variety of music.

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The inevitable fluctuation in the price of commodities in the international markets has led historically to major highs and lows in the economies of South American states, often also causing extreme political instability.

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The largest country in South America by far, in both area and population, is Brazil, followed by Argentina.

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South America is home to many interesting and unique species of animals including the llama, anaconda, piranha, jaguar, vicuсa, and tapir.

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The South American nations that border the Caribbean Sea—including Colombia, Venezuela, Guyana, Suriname, and French Guiana—are also known as Caribbean South America.

The Darien Gap, a roadless region of swamps and rainforests that stretches 90 miles to the tip of Colombia, makes it impossible to drive the entire distance to South America. So we shipped the car from Panama to Colombia and flew there to pick it up, then drove south, through Ecuador, Peru and Bolivia to Argentina.Mar 16, 2010

These include the native cultures of the peoples that inhabited the continents prior to the arrival of the Europeans; European cultures, brought mainly by the Spanish, the Portuguese and the French; African cultures, whose presence derives from a long history of New World slavery; and the United States, particularly ...

The Spanish first arrived in Latin America in 1492, when Christopher Columbus, who was bankrolled by Queen Isabella of Spain to find a new route to Asia's spice islands, accidentally bumped into the Caribbean islands. Meanwhile, the Portuguese navigator Vasco da Gama founded the new sea route to Asia.

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Midday meals vary, from lighter foods such as rice and beans with or without coconut milk, tamales, panades, (fried maize shells with beans or fish) and meat pies, escabeche (onion soup), chirmole (soup), stew chicken and garnaches (fried tortillas with beans, cheese, and sauce) to various constituted dinners featuring ...

Portuguese is the majority language of South America, by a small margin. Spanish, with slightly fewer speakers than Portuguese, is the second most spoken language on the continent. Other official and majority languages in specific countries are: Dutch in Suriname.

South America is one of the most linguistically diverse areas in the world with 37 language families, 448 languages of which over 70 are unclassified. Indigenous languages are used throughout the entire continent. They are spoken by over 11 million people alongside Spanish and Portuguese.Apr 1, 2013

Largest Cities In South America By PopulationRankLargest Cities In South AmericaEstimated Metro Population1Sao Paulo, Brazil20.9 million people2Buenos Aires, Argentina14.1 million people3Rio de Janeiro, Brazil12.1 million people4Lima, Peru9.8 million people11 more rows

In percentage, Honduras has the largest cheap labor in Central America, its economy is mainly agricultural, the main export products are rice, coffee, bananas, vegetables, and other products. Nicaragua: Is the least stable country in the region, and the second poorest in the hemisphere after Haiti.

South America is a geographical entity: the subcontinent or continent south of Central America. Latin America is a cultural entity: countries in the Americas where a Latin language is spoken (Spanish, Portuguese, French). The geographical notion is very clear: South America ranges from the Panama Isthmus to Cape Horn.

President Pro Tempore of the Union of South American NationsIncumbent Mauricio Macri since 21 April 2017Term length1 yearInaugural holderMichelle BacheletFormation20082 more rows