South America

Ruins of ancient civilisations share South America with world-class metropolises, outstanding architecture, many of the world's biggest festivities, and genuine indigenous culture.

Popular Destinations

is the largest country in South America and the fifth largest in the world. Photo: Jjtkk, Public domain.

is a large country in the southern part of South America. Photo: Ulughmuztagh, CC BY-SA 3.0.

narrowly stretches along the southern half of the west coast of South America, between the and the Pacific Ocean. Photo: Nattfodd, CC BY-SA 3.0.

occupies the northwest corner of South America. Photo: jhoudayer, CC BY-SA 2.0.

Destinations

is without a doubt one of the most captivating countries in South America. Photo: Wikimedia, CC BY 3.0.

is a country in South America on the Caribbean Sea. Photo: Wikimedia, CC0.

is a beautiful, geographically rich, and multiethnic country in the heart of South America, visited for its stunning mountain landscapes and vibrant indigenous culture. Photo: S23678, CC BY-SA 3.0.

is a country on the Equator in northwestern South America. Photo: Wikimedia, CC0.

is the second-smallest country in South America, wedged between and . Photo: Wikimedia, CC0.

is a country of big rivers, green landscapes, folklore and a rich indigenous culture in central South America. Photo: Greg Schechter, CC BY 2.0.

South America

Latitude of center
-24° or 24° south
Longitude of center
-60.3° or 60° 18' west
Population
386,000,000
Open­Street­Map ID
node 36966069
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Also Known As

  • Abkhazian: Tamrikt n Wenẓul
  • Abkhazian: Аладатәи Америка
  • Achinese: Amirika Seulatan
  • Adyghe: Къыблэ Америкэ
  • Afar: Qubla Amerika
  • Afrikaans: Suid-Amerika
  • Albanian: Amerika Jugore
  • Amharic: ደቡብ አሜሪካ
  • Arabic: Salatan nga Amerika
  • Arabic: أمريكا الجنوبية
  • Aragonese: America d'o Sud
  • Armenian: Հարավային Ամերիկա
  • Arpitan: Amèrica du Sud
  • Assamese: দক্ষিণ আমেৰিকা
  • Asturian: América del Sur
  • Avaric: Geefa Amerika
  • Awadhi: दक्खिन अमेरिका
  • Azerbaijani: Cənubi Amerika
  • Balinese: Amérika Kelod
  • Banjar: Amirika Selatan
  • Bashkir: Көньяҡ Америка
  • Basque: América del Sur
  • Basque: Hego Amerika
  • Bavarian: Siadamerika
  • Bavarian: Siidamerika
  • Belarusian: Паўднёвая Амерыка
  • Belarusian: Паўднёвая Амэрыка
  • Bengali: দক্ষিণ আমেরিকা
  • Bhojpuri: दक्क्षिण अमेरिका
  • Bhojpuri: दक्खिन अमेरिका
  • Bhojpuri: दक्षिण अमेरिका
  • Bhojpuri: साऊथ अमेरिका
  • Bislama: Saot Amerika
  • Bosnian: Južna Amerika
  • Brahui: Soelí Amríká
  • Breton: Suamerika
  • Bulgarian: Южна Америка
  • Burmese: တောင်အမေရိက
  • Catalan: Amèrica del Sud
  • Catalan: Amèrica del sud
  • Catalan: Sud-Amèrica
  • Catalan: Sud-amèrica
  • Catalan: Sud Amèrica
  • Catalan: Sudamèrica
  • Cebuano: Habagatang Amerika
  • Central Bikol: Amerika nin Sur
  • Central Kurdish: ئەمریکای باشوور
  • Chechen: Къилба Америка
  • Cherokee: ᏧᎦᎾᏮ ᎠᎹᏰᏟ
  • Chinese: Lâm Bí-chiu
  • Chinese: 南美
  • Chinese: 南美洲
  • Church Slavic: Южьна Амєрїка
  • Chuvash: Кăнтăр Америка
  • Cornish: Amerika Dheghow
  • Corsican: America meridiunale
  • Crimean Tatar: Cenübiy Amerika
  • Croatian: Južna Amerika
  • Croatian: južnoamerički kontinent
  • Czech: Jižní Amerika
  • Danish: Sydamerika
  • Dimli (individual language): Amerika Veroci
  • Dotyali: दक्षिण अमेरिका
  • Dutch: Zuid-Amerika
  • Eastern Mari: Кечывалвел Америка
  • Egyptian Arabic: امريكا الجنوبيه
  • English: Venezuela
  • Erzya: Лембеёнксонь Америка
  • Esperanto: Sud-Ameriko
  • Esperanto: Sudameriko
  • Estonian: Lõuna-Ameerika manner
  • Extremaduran: América del Sul
  • Faroese: Suðuramerika
  • Fiji Hindi: South America
  • Fijian: Ceva Amerika
  • Fijian: Sudamerica
  • Finnish: Etelä-Amerikka
  • French: Amérique du Sud
  • French: Amérique méridionale
  • Friulian: Americhe dal Sud
  • Gagauz: Üülen Amerika
  • Galician: América do Sur
  • Galician: Sudamérica
  • Galician: نسا آمریکا
  • Gan Chinese: 南美洲
  • Ganda: South America
  • Georgian: სამხრეთი ამერიკა
  • German: Süd-Amerika
  • German: Südamerika
  • Gilaki: نسا آمریکا
  • Gothic: 𐍃𐌿𐌽𐌸𐍂𐌰 𐌰𐌼𐌴𐍂𐌹𐌺𐌰
  • Gothic: 𐍃𐌿𐌽𐌸𐍂𐌰 𐍅𐌴𐌹𐌽𐌰𐌻𐌰𐌽𐌳
  • Greek: Νότια Αμερική
  • Guarani: Ñemby Amérika
  • Guarani: Ñembyamérika
  • Guianese Creole French: Lanmérik di Sid
  • Gujarati: દક્ષિણ અમેરિકા
  • Haitian: Amerik disid
  • Hakka Chinese: Nàm-mî-chû
  • Hausa: Nàm Mî-chû
  • Hausa: ʻAmelika Hema
  • Hawaiian: ‘Amelika Hema
  • Hebrew: אמריקה הדרומית
  • Hebrew: דרום-אמריקה
  • Hebrew: דרום אמריקה
  • Hindi: दक्षिण अमेरिका
  • Hungarian: Dél-Amerika
  • Icelandic: Suður-Ameríka
  • Ido: Sud-Amerika
  • Igbo: South Amerika
  • Iloko: Abagatan nga Amerika
  • Inari Sami: Maadâ-Amerik
  • Indonesian: Amerika Selatan
  • Ingush: ЗIилбухера Америка
  • Interlingua (International Auxiliary Language Association): America del Sud
  • Interlingue: America del Sud
  • Inuktitut: ᐊᒥᐊᓕᑲ ᓂᒋᖅ
  • Irish: Meiriceá Theas
  • Italian: America del Sud
  • Italian: America meridionale
  • Italian: Sud America
  • Italian: Sudamerica
  • Jamaican Creole English: Sout Amerika
  • Jamaican Creole English: Sout Amoerka
  • Japanese: 南アメリカ
  • Japanese: 南米
  • Javanese: Amérika Kidul
  • Javanese: Amérikah Kidul
  • Kabardian: Ипшъэ Америкэ
  • Kabiyè: Amerika nɛ hadɛ tɛtʋ wandamm
  • Kabyle: Tamrikt n Wenẓul
  • Kalaallisut: Amerika Kujalleq
  • Kannada: ದಕ್ಷಿಣ ಅಮೇರಿಕ
  • Kannada: ಸೌಥ್ ಅಮೇರಿಕ
  • Kara-Kalpak: Qubla Amerika
  • Karachay-Balkar: Къыбыла Америка
  • Kashubian: Pôłniowô Amerika
  • Kazakh: Оңтүстік Америка
  • Khmer: អា​មេ​រិ​ច​ខាងត្បូង
  • Kikuyu: Amerika ya Kuthini
  • Kinyarwanda: Amerika y’Epfo
  • Kirghiz: Советтер Биримдиги
  • Kirghiz: Түштүк Америка
  • Komi-Permyak: Лунвыв Америка
  • Kongo: Amelika ya Sudi
  • Korean: 남미
  • Korean: 남아메리카
  • Kotava: Geefa Amerika
  • Kurdish: Amerîkaya Başûr
  • Ladin: America dl Sud
  • Ladino: Amerika del Sud
  • Lao: Abagatan nga Amerika
  • Lao: ທະວີບອາເມລິກາໃຕ້
  • Lao: ອະເມລິກາໃຕ້
  • Latin: America Australis
  • Latvian: Dienvidamerika
  • Lezghian: Кьиблепатан Америка
  • Ligurian: America do Sud
  • Ligurian: Stati de l'America do Sud
  • Limburgan: Zuud-Amerika
  • Lingua Franca Nova: America Sude
  • Lithuanian: Pietų Amerika
  • Livvi: Suvi-Amerikku
  • Lojban: ketytu'a
  • Lombard: America del Süd
  • Low German: Süüdamerika
  • Lower Sorbian: Pódpołdnjowa Amerika
  • Luxembourgish: Südamerika
  • Macedo-Romanian: America di Not
  • Macedonian: Јужна Америка
  • Maithili: दक्षिण अमेरिका
  • Malagasy: Amerika Atsimo
  • Malay: Amerika Selatan
  • Malayalam: തെക്കേ അമേരിക്ക
  • Maltese: Amerika t'Isfel
  • Maltese: Amerka t’Isfel
  • Maltese: L-Amerika t'Isfel
  • Maltese: L-Amerka t’Isfel
  • Manx: America Yiass
  • Maori: Amerika ki te Tonga
  • Marathi: दक्षिण अमेरिका
  • Mazanderani: آمریکای جنوب
  • Min Dong Chinese: Nàng Mī-ciŭ
  • Min Nan Chinese: Lâm-bí-chiu
  • Min Nan Chinese: Lâm-bí
  • Min Nan Chinese: Lâm America
  • Min Nan Chinese: Lâm Bí-chiu
  • Minangkabau: Amerika Selatan
  • Mingrelian: ობჟათე ამერიკა
  • Mirandese: América de l Sul
  • Mon: အမေရိကသမၠုင်ကျာ
  • Mongolian: Өмнөд Америк
  • Mongolian: အမေရိကသမၠုင်ကျာ
  • Narom: Améthique du Sud
  • Nepali: दक्षिण अमेरिका
  • Newari: दक्षिण अमेरिका
  • Northern Frisian: Süüd-Ameerikoo
  • Northern Luri: اْمریکا هارگٱ
  • Northern Sami: Lulli-Amerihkká
  • Northern Sami: Mátta-Amerihkká
  • Norwegian: Sør-Amerika
  • Norwegian Bokmål: Syd-Amerika
  • Norwegian Bokmål: Sør-Amerika
  • Norwegian Nynorsk: Syd-Amerika
  • Norwegian Nynorsk: Sør-Amerika
  • Novial: Sudi Amerika
  • Occitan (post 1500): America del Sud
  • Official Aramaic (700-300 BCE): ܐܡܪܝܩܐ ܬܝܡܢܝܬܐ
  • Old English (ca. 450-1100): Sūðamerica
  • Oriya: ଦକ୍ଷିଣ ଆମେରିକା
  • Oromo: Ameerikaa Kibbaa
  • Oromo: South America
  • Ossetian: Хуссар Америкæ
  • Pampanga: Mauling America
  • Pampanga: Mauling Amerika
  • Panjabi: South America
  • Panjabi: ਦੱਖਣੀ ਅਮਰੀਕਾ
  • Papiamento: Sur Amérika
  • Pedi: Amerika Borwa
  • Pennsylvania German: Saut Amerikaa
  • Pennsylvania German: Sudd-Amerikaa
  • Persian: آمریکای جنوبی
  • Piemontese: América Meridional
  • Pitcairn-Norfolk: Sowth Merika
  • Polish: Ameryka Południowa
  • Portuguese: América Latina
  • Portuguese: América do Sul
  • Portuguese: continente sul-americano
  • Pushto: جنوبي امریکا
  • Pushto: سوېلي امريکا
  • Quechua: Urin Awya Yala
  • Romanian: America de Sud
  • Romansh: America dal Sid
  • Russia Buriat: Урда Америка
  • Russia Buriat: Урда Америкэ
  • Russian: Южная Америка
  • Rusyn: Южна Америка
  • Samoan: Amerika i Saute
  • Samogitian: Pėitu Amerėka
  • Samogitian: Pėitū Amerika
  • Samogitian: Pėitū Amerėka
  • Sanskrit: दक्षिण अमेरिका
  • Sanskrit: दक्षिणामेरिका
  • Santali: ᱠᱚᱧᱮ ᱟᱢᱮᱨᱤᱠᱟ
  • Sardinian: Amèrica de su Sud
  • Saterfriesisch: Suud-Amerikoa
  • Scots: Sooth Americae
  • Scottish Gaelic: Aimearaga a Deas
  • Serbian: Јужна Америка
  • Serbian: Јужноамерички континент
  • Serbo-Croatian: Južna Amerika
  • Shona: South America
  • Sicilian: Amèrica dû Sud
  • Silesian: Połedńowo Amerika
  • Sindhi: ڏکڻ آمريڪا
  • Sinhala: දකුණු ඇමෙරිකාව
  • Skolt Sami: Saujj-Amerikk
  • Slovak: Južná Amerika
  • Slovenian: Južna Amerika
  • Somali: Ameerikada koonfureed
  • South Azerbaijani: جنوبی آمریکا
  • South Azerbaijani: گونئی آمریکا
  • Southern Sotho: Amerika Borwa
  • Spanish: América del Sur
  • Spanish: Sudamerica
  • Spanish: Sudamérica
  • Spanish: Suramérica
  • Spanish: sudamaricas
  • Sranan Tongo: Ondro Amrika
  • Sundanese: Amérika Kidul
  • Swahili: Amerika Kusini
  • Swahili: Amerika ya Kusini
  • Swedish: Sydamerika
  • Swiss German: Südamerika
  • Tagalog: Timog Amerika
  • Tajik: Америкаи Ҷанубӣ
  • Tajik: Амрикои Ҷанубӣ
  • Tamil: தென் அமெரிக்கா
  • Tamil: தென்னமெரிக்கா
  • Tatar: Könyak Amerika
  • Tatar: Көньяк Америка
  • Telugu: దక్షిణ అమెరికా
  • Telugu: దక్షిణమెరికా
  • Thai: ทวีปอเมริกาใต้
  • Thai: อเมริกาใต้
  • Tigrinya: ደቡብ ኣመሪካ
  • Tok Pisin: Saut Amerika
  • Tornedalen Finnish: América do Sul
  • Tosk Albanian: Südamerika
  • Tsonga: Amerikha ya le Dzongeni
  • Tulu: ದಕ್ಷಿಣ ಅಮೇರಿಕ
  • Turkish: Güney Amerika
  • Turkish: Güney Amerika kıtası
  • Turkmen: Günorta Amerika
  • Udmurt: Лымшор Америка
  • Uighur: جەنۇبىي ئامېرىكا
  • Ukrainian: Південна Америка
  • Upper Sorbian: Južna Amerika
  • Urdu: جنوبی امریکا
  • Uzbek: Janubiy Amerika
  • Venetian: Merica de soto
  • Venetian: Mèrica del Sud
  • Veps: Suviamerik
  • Vietnamese: Nam Mỹ
  • Vlaams: Zuud-Amerika
  • Vlax Romani: Sudutni Amerika
  • Volapük: Sulüda-Merop
  • Võro: Lõuna-Ameeriga
  • Võro: Lõunõ-Ameeriga
  • Walloon: Amerike nonnrece
  • Waray (Philippines): Salatan nga Amerika
  • Welsh: De America
  • Western Frisian: Súd-Amearika
  • Western Panjabi: دکھنی امریکہ
  • Western Panjabi: لما امریکا
  • Wolof: Bëj-saalumu Aamerig
  • Wu Chinese: 南美洲
  • Xhosa: UmZantsi Melika
  • Yakut: Соҕуруу Америка
  • Yiddish: דרום אמעריקע
  • Yoruba: Gúúsù Amẹ́ríkà
  • Yue Chinese: 南美
  • Yue Chinese: 南美洲
  • Yue Chinese: 南阿美利加洲
  • Zeeuws: Zuud-Amerika
  • Zhuang: Nanzmeijcouh
  • Zulu: IMelika Eningizimu
  • Americhe d'u Sud
  • Americhe meridionale
  • Amerikay Veroci
  • Ixachitlān Huitztlāmpa
  • Sud Americhe
  • Ипшэ Америкэ
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