21 Facts About South America

1. South America will be a new territory for The Poker Brat, though he's mixed it up with a couple of Brazil's best before.

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2. South America Distributed Antenna System market is controlled by these major players.

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3. South America is connected to North America by the Isthmus of Panama; it is washed on the N by the Caribbean Sea, on the E by the Atlantic Ocean, and on the W by the Pacific Ocean.

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4. South America is a continent composed of twelve countries and one French colony.

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5. South America is bordered by the Pacific ocean to the West and Atlantic ocean to the North and East.

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6. South America is the fourth largest continent in the world.

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7. South America has a total area of about 6,878,000 square miles, or roughly one-eighth of the land surface of Earth.

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8. South America is one of the most amazing continents on this planet.

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9. South America is home to many endangered animals such as the jaguar, the giant otter or the Amazonian manatee.

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10. South America was colonised from the late 15th century by foreign conquistadores mainly from Spain and Portugal, but from the Dutch, British and French.

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11. South America organized a fleet to reach Peru by sea, and sought the military support of various rebels from the Viceroyalty of Peru.

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12. South America has some fabulous festivals, from indigenous harvest festivals to music and dance performances to wild New Year parties.

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13. South America shares with Europe supremacy over the sport of football as all winners in FIFA World Cup history and all winning teams in the FIFA Club World Cup have come from these two continents.

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14. South America hosted its first Olympic Games in Rio de Janeiro, Brazil in 2016 and will host the Youth Olympic Games in Buenos Aires, Argentina in 2018.

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15. The Pacific coastal waters of South America are the most important for commercial fishing.

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16. South America is home to one of the largest populations of Africans.

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17. South America is thought to have been first inhabited by humans when people were crossing the Bering Land Bridge at least 15,000 years ago from the territory that is present-day Russia.

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18. South America is believed to have been joined with Africa from the late Paleozoic Era to the early Mesozoic Era, until the supercontinent Pangaea began to rift and break apart about 225 million years ago.

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19. South America is one of the most biodiverse continents on earth.

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20. South America has an area of 17,840,000 square kilometers.

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21. South America is a continent in the Western Hemisphere, mostly in the Southern Hemisphere, with a relatively small portion in the Northern Hemisphere.

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