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Quiz about Find Me in South America
Quiz about Find Me in South America

Find Me in South America Trivia Quiz

Latin America is an extremely diverse area of the world with numerous attractions. In this quiz, we will remember some attractions from some South America countries. Play the quiz and have fun.

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1. The tallest waterfall in the world  
2. The highest capital in the world  
3. The tallest mountain in South America  
4. The only English-speaking nation in South America  
5. Its currency is the American dollar  
6. Its currency is the Euro  
7. Zipaquirá Salt Cathedral  
French Guiana
8. The smallest country in South America and where Dutch is the official language  
9. The Lost City of Choquequirao  
10. The world's largest salt flat  

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1. The tallest waterfall in the world

Answer: Venezuela

The Bolivarian Republic of Venezuela is a country located on the northern coast of South America. Its capital is Caracas and the official language is Spanish. Venezuela has a population of 28 million, an area of about 917,000 km2 (one part on the mainland and the other on the Caribbean Sea) and its currency is the Bolivar and the Petro, a cryptocurrency, adopted on August, 2018.

The Angel Falls is a top tourist attraction in Venezuela. It is the world's tallest uninterrupted waterfall with a height of 979 meters and a plunge of 807 meters. It is located over the edge of the Auyán-tepui mountain inside the Canaima National Park, in the Bolivar State. Angel Falls was named after the American aviator Jimmie Angel, who first flew over it.
2. The highest capital in the world

Answer: Bolivia

The Plurinational State of Bolivia is a landlocked country, located in western-central South America, with two capitals, Sucre and La Paz. The largest city in the country is Santa Cruz de la Sierra. Bolivia has about 1.099 million km2 and a multiethnic population of 11 million. Its currency is the Boliviano (BOB) and the official and most widely spoken language is Spanish, although 36 indigenous languages ​​are also considered official.

La Paz, also known as Nuestra Señora de La Paz (Our Lady of Peace), is the seat of government and the legislative and executive capital of Bolivia. It is the highest capital in the world, with an elevation of roughly 3650 meters above the sea level. It is surrounded by peaks, always snow-covered, that can be seen from almost all over the city. It was founded in 1548 and is just 68 km southeast of Lake Titicaca.
3. The tallest mountain in South America

Answer: Argentina

The Argentine Republic is located in the southern part of South America. Its capital, Buenos Aires, is located on the shore of the River de La Plata. Argentina is the second-largest country in SA with an area of 2.78 million km2, population of 46 million; the official language is Spanish and its currency is the Argentine Peso (ARS). It is the largest Spanish-speaking country in the world.

Aconcagua is the highest mountain outside of Asia and is 6961 meters high. It is located in the Andes Mountains, in the province of Mendoza, just 15 kilometers from the international border with Chile. Aconcagua is included in the list of the seven highest summits in the world.
4. The only English-speaking nation in South America

Answer: Guyana

The Co-operative Republic of Guyana is a country located in the northern mainland of South America. It is bordered by Brazil, Venezuela, Suriname, and Atlantic Ocean. Its area is 215,000 km2 and its population is around 786,000, which makes it one of the least densely populated country in the world. The area, then named British Guyana, was under British rule from 1814 until 1966 when Guyana gained independence. In 1970, it became a republic within the Commonwealth of Nations. Guyana's capital (and largest city) is Georgetown. Until recently its economy was based on agriculture, mining, and fishing. The discovery of a major crude reserve off the Atlantic coast and its subsequent exploration has already had a positive impact on national income.

Guyana is the only country in South America whose official language is English, although the majority of the population speaks Guyanese Creole as a first language. It is a country that has stronger cultural, historical, and political ties with Caribbean countries than with South American countries.
5. Its currency is the American dollar

Answer: Ecuador

The Republic of Ecuador is located in the northwestern South America and is bordered by Colombia, Peru and the Pacific Ocean. Ecuador has a population of about 17 million inhabitants, and an area of ​​283,560 km2 including the Galapagos Islands that are more than 1000 km from the coast. It is a country with very different geographical regions: the Amazon, the coast, the Sierra and the insular region. Its capital (and largest city) is Quito; south of Quito is Cotopaxi, one of the highest and most active volcanoes in the world. It is a developing country, with an economy based on oil and agriculture.

From 1884 to early 2000, the Ecuadorian currency was the Sucre. The coin received this name in honor of the Latin American revolutionary Antonio Jose de Sucre Alcala. Serious economic problems in the late 1990s caused the Sucre to collapse so badly that the population began to exchange its assets for US dollars. On March 9, 2000, the Ecuadorian President Gustavo Noboa with congressional approval passed a law replacing the Sucre by the US Dollar. In March 13, 2000 the dollar became the official currency of Ecuador and the use of Sucre banknotes was no longer legal by September, 2000. The country issues its own cent coins while dollar bills are bought in United States.
6. Its currency is the Euro

Answer: French Guiana

French Guiana is located on the northeast coast of South America. Its capital is Cayenne, and it has an area of about 83,000 km2, a population of about 295.000 inhabitants and 98% of the area is covered by tropical forest. French Guiana borders Suriname, Brazil and the Atlantic Ocean.

French Guiana is an overseas department of France, constituting the largest European landmass outside of Europe. As part of the French Republic, the French Guiana is also part of the European Union; its official language is French and official currency is the Euro, since 2002.
7. Zipaquirá Salt Cathedral

Answer: Colombia

The Republic of Colombia is a transcontinental country located between South and Central America. It is bordered by the Caribbean Sea, Venezuela, Brazil, Peru, Panama and the Pacific Ocean. It has a population of 51 million and an area of ​​1.142 million km2. Its area comprises Amazon rainforest, highlands, grasslands and deserts, being the only country in South America with coastline and islands in the Atlantic Ocean and Pacific Ocean. The capital and largest city of the country is Bogota, the political, economic, administrative and industrial center of the country. Bogota was founded in 1538 by the Spanish conquerors.

The Salt Cathedral of Zipaquirá is considered one of the most remarkable architectural sites in Colombia. It is a Roman Catholic church built through the tunnels of an old salt mine 200 meters underground excavated in a halite (salt mountain) mountain which is near the city of Zipaquirá. The cathedral has three sections, representing the birth, life and death of Jesus. The icons, embellishments and architectural details are carved in the halite rock. The cathedral, in addition to being a place of religious pilgrimage, is also a major tourist attraction in the country.
8. The smallest country in South America and where Dutch is the official language

Answer: Suriname

The Republic of Suriname is the smallest sovereign state in South America. It is located on the northeastern coast and bordered by French Guiana, Guyana, Brazil and Atlantic Ocean. It has a population of approximately 586,000, most of which live around Paramaribo, the capital and largest city. Situated slightly north of the Equator, it is dominated by rainforests. The Dutch came to control the region by the late 17th century. Their main source of income used to be the large sugar cane plantations, which used slave labor from Africa and which, after the abolition of slavery in 1863, began to receive labor from Asia. From 1954 to 1975, Suriname was one of the constituent countries of the Kingdom of the Netherlands. In November 1975, Suriname became an independent country, which maintains close cultural and economic ties with the Kingdom of the Netherlands.

Suriname is culturally linked to the countries of the Caribbean and is the only country outside of Europe where Dutch is the official language, being the first language of about 60% of the population. Dutch is the language used by government, economics, business and education.
9. The Lost City of Choquequirao

Answer: Peru

The Republic of Peru is located in the central western coast of South America, bordered by Ecuador, Colombia, Brazil, Bolivia, Chile and by the Pacific Ocean. It has an estimated population of 33 million and an area of ​​1.285 million km2. Its capital (and largest city) is Lima, established in 1535, the official language is Spanish and its currency is the Sol (PEN). The Andes mountain range runs parallel to the Pacific coast and defines the country's geographical regions: the coast, the highlands and the selva.

There are countless tourist and cultural attractions in Peru and among them, we can mention the Lost City of Choquequirao, which means "Cradle of Gold" in the Quechuan language. It is an ancient Inca urban city ruin surrounded by dense forest in the Andes Mountains. It is a difficult access site, in the Vilcabamba Mountain range, located at 3,050 meters above the sea level. Experts believe that it was built in the same period as Machu Picchu, at the height of the Inca empire in the late 15th century, and also never discovered by Spanish explorers. Due to its remote location and difficult access, excavation of the site only started in the 1970s, with much of it still covered by jungle. It is estimated that only 30 to 40% of the area occupied by Choquequirao has been excavated.
10. The world's largest salt flat

Answer: Bolivia

The Bolivia's Salar de Uyuni (also called Salar de Tunupa) is located near the city of Uyuni, in Potosi, southwest Bolivia, near the crest of the Andes, at an altitude of 3656 meters above the sea level. It has an area of ​​10,000 km2, being the world's largest salt flat or playa. It is estimated that there is a reserve of 10 billion tons of salt in the area, of which 25,000 ton are extracted annually; it is also estimated that 50 to 70% of the world's lithium reserves are located there. Several species of flamingos live in this area.

The whole area is flat and covered by a few meters of salt crust. When it rains, the thin layer of water transforms the area into the world's largest mirror. The Salar of Uyuni is the only bright natural spot that can be seen from space. It is said that when it was first seen by the Apollo 11 astronauts, who went to the moon in 1969, they thought it was a glacier.

The choice of date to visit the salt flats depends on the landscape you want to enjoy. From December to April, it is the rainy season and the incredible mirror effect on the salt flats can be observed. In the dry season there are other attractions including the flamingo populations that inhabit the region.
Source: Author masfon

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