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South America Geography Quiz

South American Geography Quiz Study Guide Map and Notes
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Colombia
Venezuela
Guyana
Suriname
French Guiana
Peru
Brazil
Bolivia
Ecuador
Chile
Paraguay
Uruguay
Argentina
Falkland Islands
4th
South America is the _______ largest continent
Angel Falls
the world's highest waterfall located in Venezuela
Amazon River
the largest river by volume of water in the world
Amazon Rainforest
the largest rain forest in the world- covers over 2 million square miles of land
4,500 Miles
The Length of the Andes Mountains
North to South
the longest mountain range in South America runs this direction
Volcanoes and Glaciers
some of the world's large __________________ are found in the Andes Mountains
Andes Mountains
the longest North to South Mountain range in the world , found running the entire length of South America
Andes Mountains
where the Atacama desert is found
Driest
The Atacama Desert is the ___________ place in the world.
.04 inches / 1 millimeter
the average amount of rainfall in the Atacama desert in one year
cold and dry
the climate of the Atacama desert
Strait of Magellan
first used by Ferdinand Magellan in the 1500s
Strait of Magellan
connects the Pacific and Atlantic Ocean
Strait of Magellan
was the fastest and safest connection between the oceans for hundreds of years
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