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

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is the capital of . The name means fair winds, or literally good airs, in Spanish.
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Rio was founded in 1565 by the Portuguese as a fortification against French privateers who trafficked wood and goods from Brazil.
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is the largest city in , with a municipality population of 12.1 million, and about 21.3 million in its metropolitan region - the second most populous of the Southern Hemisphere.
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In addition, the , a Overseas Territory, are claimed by as the Islas Malvinas, but as they are not ruled by , they are covered in their own article.
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Sometimes referred to as the of South America, is one of the most "remote" countries …
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is the fifth largest country on earth. It is divided into five regions, mainly drawn around state lines, but they also more or less follow natural, economic and cultural borderlines.
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The festivities in correspond to religious celebrations and commemorations civilians.
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is the only country in with coastlines on both the North Pacific Ocean and Caribbean Sea, and it has the second-most biodiversity in the world.
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The "Republic of the Ecuador" was one of three countries that emerged from the collapse of Gran Colombia in 1830.
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Not often regarded as a major travel destination, has been experiencing a steady increase of visitors in recent times.
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is without a doubt one of the most captivating countries in . Famously home of the epic lost Inca citadel of , 's unique past awakens the adventurer in travelers of all sorts.
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The name means river of the colorful birds.
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's currency is the Bolivar Fuerte, which replaced the old bolivar on January 1, 2008 at the rate of BsF 1 to 1000 old bolivars.
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