Interesting Facts Spanish Speaking Countries

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El Salvador

The Caribbean Sea does not touch the Central American Country of...

Spain

Ruled by the fascist dictator Francisco Franco after King Alfonso XIII was deposed

Guinea Ecuatorial

Africa's only spanish-speaking country

Nicaragua

Once concidered for an interoceanic canal via the Managua and Nicaragua lakes, and the Tipitapa and San José rivers

Guatemala

Has the largest proportion of Mayan Indian decendants in Central America

Paraguay

Landlocked by Bolivia, Brazil, and Argentina

Colombia

Has coastlines on both the Caribbean and the Pacific

Perú

The oldest university in South America, The National University of San Marcos, is located in...

Ecuador

Was liberated from Spain in 1822 by Antonic José de Sucre in the Battle of Pichincha

República Dominicana

Shares island Hispaniola with Haiti

Guinea Ecuatorial

Malabo is the capital of this country.

Puerto Rico

Ponce de León searched for the legendary "Fountain of Youth" in ...

Uruguay

This country's economy is based on the meat, wool, and hides of the cattle industry

México City

Largest city in the world

Bolivia

South America's largest lake, Titicaca, is found in ...

Argentina

The Puna desert is located in...

Costa Rica

Has the highest average annual income of $2,800 in Central America

Perú

This country's Incan Empire was conqured by Francisco Pizarro for Spain

Spain

Owns the Canary Islands

Paraguay

Fought Bolivia in the Chaco War to win the water rights of the Paraguay River to the Sea.

México

The modernest painters Diego Rivera and Frida Kahlo are from....

Panamá

The conquistador Vasco Núñez de Balboa discovered the Pacific Ocean on the other side of the Isthmus in ...

Colombia

Supplies 95% of the world's emeralds

El Salvador

The most densely populated country in South America.

Ecuador

Owns the Galapagos Islands

Puerto Rico

Ceded to the US after the Spanish-American war

Bolivia

Illegally trades in cocaine as a major source of foreign exchange.

Guinea Ecuatorial

It's capital, Malabo, was once a British base for the suppression of the slave trade.

Honduras

Bananas accound for over 50% of this country's export earnings

Costa Rica

Has no army

México

Has the "Pyramid of Niches" which has 365 niches, representing the days of the year

Chile

The world's largest open-pit copper mine, Chunquicamata, is found in....

Venezuela

Has petroleum as its largest export

República Dominicana

Has the tomb of Christopher Columbus in its Basilica Santa Maria la Menor

Panamá

Once a province of Colombia.

Cuba

Biggest island in the Caribbean

Uruguay

The second smallest country, after Suriname, in South America

Nicaragua

A marshy area called the Miskito Coast covers the entire Caribbean coastline of...

Chile

Easter Iland and the Strait of Magellan are found in ...

Venezuela

Enjoys the highest per capita income in Latin America

Guatemala

The highest point in Central America, Tajumulco Volcano, is in...

Honduras

The most mountainous country of Central America

Puerto Rico

The world's largest radio telescope is found at the Arecibo Observatory in ...

Cuba

The U.S. Naval Base, Guantánamo Bay, is located in Cuba

Argentina

The largest Spanish-speaking country in South America.

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