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La Paz. Sucre is the judicial capital.
Montevideo. Other Uruguay facts: Currency: Uruguayan new peso. Official name: Oriental Republic of Uruguay. Language: Spanish.
Buenos Aires. Other Argentina facts: Currency: Argentine peso. Official name: Argentine Republic. Language: Spanish.
Santiago. Other Chile facts: Currency: Chilean peso. Official name: Republic of Chile. Language: Spanish.
Asuncion. Other Paraguay facts: Currency: guarani. Official name: Republic of Paraguay. Language: Spanish.
La Paz. Sucre is the legal capital. Other Bolivia facts: Currency: boliviano. Official name: Republic of Bolivia. Language: Spanish.
Brasilia. Other Brazil facts: Official name: Federative Republic of Brazil. Language: Portuguese.
Lima. Other Peru facts: Currency: nuevo sol. Official name: Republic of Peru. Language: Spanish.
Quito. Other Ecuador facts: Currency:sucre. Official name: Republic of Ecuador. Language: Spanish,
Caracas. Other Venezuela facts: Currency: Bolivar. Official name: Republic of Venezuela. Language: Spanish
Bogota. Other Colombia facts: Currency: Colombian peso. Official name: Republic of Colombia. Language: Spanish.
oil. Maracaibo sits above one of the world's largest oil fields, and today the lake's surface is a thicket of oil derricks. Wealth frowm oil exportation has helped to make Venezuela one of the richest countries in Latin America.
|What South American country is the second longest distance measured from the north to south?||Facts on South America
Brazil. The length is 2,647 miles.
Chile. Chile measures 2,880 miles (4,684 km) north to south.
Charles Darwin . He visited the island during his 1831-1836 expedition on the HMS, Beagle. His observations of how various animal species had adapted to life on the islands contributed to his ground-breaking theory of evolution.
Ushuaia. It is in Argentina on the island of Tierra del Fuego.
three. Bolivia named after Simon Bolivar (reformer to help to liberate much of northern South America from Spanish ruler), Colombia named after Christopher Columbus. The third one is Venezuela (Spanish for 'little Venice').
|Where in South America could you find places in which no rainfall has ever been recorded?||Facts on South America
North Chile. The Atacama desert in northern Chile. This barren land of sand, rocks, borax lakes and saline deposits is one of the driest regions in the world.
none. South America's continental divide runs along the crest of the Andes at the continent's western edge. In most places the divide lies within 200 miles of the Pasific coast. Rivers originating west of the divide have only a short distance to travel before reaching the Pacific. Rivers flowing east from the divide have nearly the whole expanse of the continent to cross before emptying into the Atlantic.
Easter Island. it is situated 2300 miles west of Chile in the PAcific Ocean. This small volcanic island was discovered on Easter Sunday in 1722, and was annexed by Chile in 1888. Although it belongs to Chile, geographically Easter island is considered part of Oceania, not South America.
Venezuela. It is a major oil-producing area.