Learning about South America
South America is a vast continent of natural resources and great beauty. It is made up of 13 countries, with Brazil being the largest and Uruguay being the smallest. This continent is unique in that it is located in both the Northern and Southern Hemispheres. The Amazon rainforest is one of the greatest in the world containing plants and animals that are only found in South America. The largest river in the world, in terms of amount of water, is the Amazon River. The people of South America are as different in culture from each other as the countries that make up this great continent.