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13 - There are 13 counties and 3 dependencies.How many countries are in South America?

Ecuador - These are a group of volcanic islands located in the Pacific Ocean.Which country claims the Galapagos Islands?

La Paz - Bolivia is a landlocked nation. The population of this nation is about 10 million as of 2010.What is the capital city of Bolivia?

Chile - The equator is the imaginary line which circles the middle of the globe. It is an equal distance from the north and south poles. Which of these South American countries is not on the equator?

       a. Chile
       b. Brazil
       c. Ecuador
       d. Colombia

Venezuela - Lake Maracaibo is not an actual lake, it is a bay. Millions of years ago, it would have been a lake, but it is now directly connected to the ocean. Lake Maracaibo is located in which South American country?

Brazil - The national language of Brail is Portuguese. It is the only nation in South America to have Portuguese as a national language.Which of these South American countries does not speak Spanish?

       a. Chile
       b. Brazil
       c. Peru
       d. Paraguay

Brazil - Brazil is on the East coast of the continent.What is the largest country in South America?

Suriname - Suriname used to be called Dutch Guiana. The official language of this small nation is still Dutch.What is the smallest country in South America?

Titicaca - Lake Maracaibo is larger, but it has joined to the ocean and is now a bay rather than an actual lake.What is the name of the largest lake in South America?

The Andes - The Andes Mountains are the longest range of continental mountains. They range about 7000 km (4,300 miles from north to south.What range of mountains runs almost the entire the length of the continent of South America?

Aconcagua - Aconcagua is located in Argentina. This peak is 6,959 m (22, 841 feet).What is the highest mountain in South America?

The Amazon - This is the second largest river in the world. It empties into the Atlantic Ocean.What is the longest river in South America?

Lima - Lima is referred to as the City of Kings. It is also the largest city in the country.Which South American capital is on the Pacific coast?

       a. Lima
       b. Caracas
       c. Quito
       d. La Paz

Ubinas - Ubinas is a strato volcano. It had not erupted for over forty years. In 2006, which volcano erupted in Peru?

       a. Yate
       b. Romeral
       c. Ubinas
       d. Putana

England - The country of Argentina and the UK went to war over the Islands in 1982. Although Argentina withdrew, it is still trying to get control over this area.The Falkland Islands are off the coast of South America. However, they remain loyal to which European country?

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