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Geography of South America
Physical Features of South America
Landforms and Bodies of Water of South America
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the 2nd longest river in the world, flowing primarily through Brazil in South America
The world's largest mountain range, forming a continuous chain along the western coast of South America. The range is 4400 miles long.
highlands covering most of the eastern, southern and central portions of Brazil, in all approximately half of the country's land area
the southernmost headland of the Tierra del Fuego archipelago of southern Chile, and is located on the small Hornos Island. It marks both the northern boundary of the Drake Passage and where the Atlantic and Pacific Oceans meet
a lowland plain of central South America divided among Paraguay, Bolivia, and Argentina. This arid plain is largely uninhabited
an archipelago of 778 islands with an area of (4,700 sq mi) located in the South Atlantic Ocean on a projection of the Patagonian Shelf. The two main islands, East Falkland and West Falkland, account for 91% of the land area.
a mountainous tableland in northern South America; extends from Venezuela into Guyana and northern Brazil.
Argentina's most densely populated area. Semiarid Patagonia and Tierra del Fuego are both south of this area.
a sparsely populated region at the southern end of South America, governed by Argentina and Chile. The region is made up of the southern section of the Andes Mountains, lakes, fjords, and glaciers in the west and deserts, tablelands and steppes to the east.
Rio de la Plata
an estuary on the southeastern coast of South America between Argentina and Uruguay, formed by the Uruguay and Paraná rivers, about 185 miles
a river in central South America, flowing from southern Brazil along the SE boundary of Paraguay and through east Argentina into the Río de la Plata. 2,050 miles long.
Strait of Magellan
a navigable sea route in southern Chile separating mainland South America to the north and Tierra del Fuego to the south. The strait is considered the most important natural passage between the Atlantic and Pacific oceans.
a cool, arid region in northern Chile, 600 to 700 miles long from north to south.
the sea that lies to the north of South America
the large body of water to the west of South America
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