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South America Physical Features

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Brazilian Highlands
Very large range of hills, plateaus, and mountain ranges that covers nearly half of Brazil
Amazon Rainforest
Moist broadleaf forest that covers most of the Amazon Basin
Pampas
Fertile lowland plain in central Argentina
Rio de la Plata
The estuary formed at the meeting point (confluence) of the Uruguay River and the Parana River
Patagonia
Sparsely populated region located at the southern end of South America
Strait of Magellan
A natural sea route separating mainland South America and Tierra de la Fuego
Atacama Desert
Driest non-polar desert
Tierra del Fuego
An archipelago at the far south of South America
Gran Chaco
Dry lowlands between the Andes and the Parana River
Altiplano
Plateau at the widest part of the Andes Mountains
Andes Mountains
World's longest continental mountain range
Lake Titicaca
A large mountain lake the border of Peru and Bolivia
Amazon River
Second longest river in the world
Guiana Highlands
A mountain range in the north of South America-Angel Falls (world's highest waterfall) located here
Llanos
Vast tropical grassland plain
Paraguay River
fifth largest River in South America
Parana River
Second longest river in South America that flows through Paraguay and Northern Argentina

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