Brazil, Argentina, Paraguay, Uruguay
Countries that make up Atlantic South America
Rio de la Plata
largest estuary in the world
geographic landform that is partly enclosed with a mix of fresh and salt water
Ecuador, Peru, Chile, and Bolivia
Countries that make up Pacific South America
grassy plain that covers most of Argentina
Colombia, Venezuela, Guyana, Suriname, and French Guiana
Countries that make up Caribbean South America
one of the driest and hottest places on the earth. Located in Northern Chile
semi arid region in central South America
Paraguay & Bolivia
landlocked Countries in South America
The country in Caribbean South America that is the 6th leading exporter of oil is
Which country is a member of the Organization of Petroleum Exporting Countries (OPEC)?
Venezuela, Guyana & Suriname
Countries that include part of the Guiana Highlands
World's highest waterfall located in southern Venezuela
An important river in Venezuela which runs through the plains and Guiana highlands and eventually drains into the Atlantic Ocean
a grass land plains region in Caribbean South America located between the Guiana highlands and the Andes Mountains.
The rainforest in southern Columbia is part of the
rice, coffee, bananas, and sugarcane.
Crops grown in the Caribbean South America region include
The southernmost country in Atlantic South America
The World's largest River System.
the grassy plains of Argentina and Uruguay used for farming and cattle ranching
Largest country in South America.
The process of stripping the land of its trees. Has become an issue in the Amazon rain forest in recent years.
has a huge drainage area and hundreds of tributaries.
The Amazon River carries more water than any other river because it
River that drains much of central South America; flows into Rio de La Plata.
Amazon Rain Forest
the largest rain forest in the world, located in South America. (~1.5 millon square miles.), Has 90% of all animal and plant species
the capital city of Brazil located in the Brazilian Highlands.
between the Cordillera Real or Oriental on the east and the Cordillera Occidental on the west, the largest of the great Andean intermontane plateaus. (nothern part has lake titicaca)
The Galapagos Islands
Group of islands off the coast of South America in the Pacific Ocean. Controlled by Ecuador. Have wildlife found nowhere else in the world.
Landlocked country that has two capitals. Sucre and La Paz.
Tierra Del Fuego
the large island whose name means "Land of Fire". it is located near the southern tip of Chile.
a warming of the ocean water along the western coast of South America. Causes heavy rains and warming ocean currents.
Andean glaciers are the source of water that flows into
the lake between Bolivia and Peru; highest lake in the world on which ships can travel. Fed by rivers on the altiplano.
good agricultural land
What resources do countries in Pacific South America lack?
The trees in Colombia's rain forest form a ____________________ where the vegetation is so dense that sunlight rarely reaches the jungle floor.
a mountain system made up of roughly parallel ranges - Example Andes
aggressive, meat-eating fish which live in the Orinoco River
a condition in which soil has lost nutrients and becomes nearly useless for farming. Often caused by planting the same crops year after year.
Dams on some of the region's rivers are used to provide ____________________.
region in southern South America between the Andes and the South Atlantic. Has a cool, desert climate.
a narrow channel of the sea joining two larger bodies of water
Capital of Colombia.
A territory of France in South America.