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South America Part Of The Seven Continent World Map And History

South America, the fourth continent of the world. The southern part of the land and often referred to as the New World, the Western Hemisphere or the Americas. The continent of Africa is a compact, triangular, wide in the north, and Cape Point in Chile in the south.

South America bounded by the Caribbean Sea, northwest and north, the Atlantic Ocean to the northeast. The east to southeast, and the west to the Pacific. In the northwest, it will connect the Isthmus of Panama to North America, 50 miles once reduced which (80 km). El Paso Drake, south of Cape Horn, separates South America from Antarctica.

Besides the south, few islands border the continent. These include the glacial coastal islands of Argentina and Chile. It locates the Falkland Islands (Malvinas) to the east of southern Argentina. In the west, the West Indies extends from Trinidad to Florida, but they associate these islands with North America. Most of the rest are small marine islands off the coast of South America. The Galapagos Islands in the Pacific Ocean includes.

South America has a total space of ​​6,878,000 square miles (17,814,000 square kilometers). Accounting for one-eighth of the Earth’s land territory. Distinct north and south stretch 4.700 miles from Point Gallinas, Columbia, Cape Horn. While his old stuff extends 3.300 miles from Cape Blanco, Brazil to Point Pariñas, Peru. At sea level, Aconcagua is the 22,831-foot (6.959-meter) above the border between Argentina and Chile. It is not only the highest point on the African continent but the highest altitude in the Western Hemisphere. The Valdes Peninsula on the southeast coast of Argentina includes the lowest point, 131 feet (40 meters) above sea level. In terms of its size, the continent’s coastline of 15,800 miles long and short.

South America Part Of The Seven Continent World Map And History

The name of the United States comes from the name of the Italian navigator Amerigo Vespucci. One of the original European explorers in the New World. The word “United States” only applied to South America, but the name applied to the entire land. Since Mexico and Central America share Iberian heritage only throughout South America. They divide the entire region in the name of Latin America.

The geological formation of South America comprises two asymmetric parts. In the east, larger, several stable shields that form mountains and separated by large basins, including the giant Amazon basin. The west occupied by the Andes. The Andes, which formed the South American plate moving westward, forced the oceanic plate to move westward beneath it. Along a huge backbone of the entire Pacific coast that formed the continent. It fills the basin between the eastern and eastern highlands of the Andes. With large amounts of sediment washed by the main rivers of the continent and its tributaries.

Part Of The Seven Continent World Map And History

Except for Antarctica, no other continent can penetrate the South. Although northern North America extends north of the equator. Three-fifths of its land in the tropics, but it reaches the latitude below Antarctica. It locates most of the Andes in the tropics. But they include large temperate or cool climates near the equator, a unique environment. The rich altitude, creating an unparalleled climate and ecological zone, which may be the most prominent feature of South America.

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They believe the original inhabitants of South America were descendants of the same Asian. Who moved from Siberia to North America during the recent Ice Age (Wisconsin?). Few of the individuals survived Europeans in 1500 years. Most of them died of the disease or were mixed with African-Americans (Brazilians). Few parts of the African continent now industrialized, with modern cities. But people in rural areas still follow an agricultural lifestyle. The abundance of minerals and renewable resources reasonable. Economic development in most of the regions lags the most advanced industries in the world. But, a concern on a rapid increase in these resources and the destructive use of these resources.

READ: World Continent General Considerations For South America Geological History


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