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Geography Statistics of South America

  • Continent Size: 17,819,000 sq km, 6,879,000 sq miles
    It's the fourth-largest continent in area, following Asia, Africa and North America
  • Percent of Earth's Land: 12%
  • Highest Pt: Cerro Aconcagua, Andes Mtns, Argentina 22,833ft (6,959m) (see map)
  • Lowest Pt: Peninsula Valdes, Argentina -151 ft (-40m) below sea level
  • Geographic Center: Chapada dos Guimarães, in the State of Mato Grosso, Brazil; at 15° 27´ S 55° 44´ W. (see map)
  • Horizontal Width: From Lima, Peru, to Fortaleza, Brazil: 2,705 miles (4,353 km)
  • Vertical Length: From Cartagena, Colombia, south to Ushuaia, Argentina: 4,443 miles (7,149 km) (see map)

Note: Lengths and widths are point-to-point, straight-line measurements and will vary some using other map projections.

Largest South American Countries: (by land area)

  • Brazil: 8,514,877 sq km
  • Argentina: 2,766,890 sq km
  • Peru: 1,285,220 sq km
  • Colombia: 1,138,910 sq km
  • Bolivia: 1,098,580 sq km
  • Venezuela: 912,050 sq km
  • Chile: 756,950 sq km
  • Paraguay: 406,750 sq km
  • Ecuador: 283,560 sq km
  • Guyana: 214,999 sq km
  • Uruguay: 176,220 sq km
  • Suriname: 163,270 sq km

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This page was last modified on September 19, 2016.