Description: The Physical Map of South America showing major geographical features like elevations, mountain ranges, deserts, seas, lakes, plateaus, peninsulas, rivers, plains, landforms and other topographic features.
South America continent is located in the Southern
Hemisphere, with some portion in the Northern and
Western Hemispheres. It is surrounded in the west by
Pacific Ocean and in the north- east by the Atlantic
Ocean. The North America and the Caribbean Sea are
located to the northwest. The continent also includes
the ABC islands of the Netherlands.
The continent is considered to be delimited by the Darién watershed on the northwest along the Panama-Columbia border. Almost the entire mainland of South America sits atop the South American Plate.
This continent is also home to the highest and uninterrupted waterfall in the world: the Angel Falls in Venezuela. It also has the highest single-drop waterfall called the Kaieteur Falls in Guyana.
The continent’s largest river is the Amazon River.
The Andes is the longest mountain range in the region with the highest mountain Aconcagua.It also has the driest, non-polar region on earth known as the Atacama Desert.
The South America also consists of the largest rainforest: Amazon and the highest capital city of La Paz in Bolivia. Lake Titicaca is the highest navigable lake in the world which is used commercially. Covering around half of the continent's land, Brazil is the largest country in the whole continent.
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