A Few Fascinating Facts About South America03 December, 2020
South America truly is one of the coolest, most vast places to visit around the world. Besides being home to a massive population of around four hundred and twenty eight million people, the sub-region attracts around forty million tourists per year, generating an annual tourism revenue of thirty billion US dollars! But why is this country so sought after? Here’s a few interesting facts that show how unique South America is, and why it’s worth a visit!
Out of just four “almost untouched” plains of tropical forest that still remain around the whole world, South America is home to two; the Iwokrama Forest, which can be found in Guyana, and the more popular Amazon Rainforest. This makes South America one of the most biodiverse countries in the world, if not the most. IN fact, Brazil is the Earth’s champion, when it comes to biodiversity.
79 percent of the total land of south america is all-natural, virgin tropical land. Meaning 428 million people must live amongst around 36 million square kilometers of land. This means that around South America has a population density of around 125 people per square kilometer.
South America is home to around 450 casinos! Being home to the second largest gambling market growth rate on the planet, just beneath Asia, South America is home to over 50,000 gaming machines, 4,000 table games, and hundreds of online casinos, like on this site. This makes South America a must-visit destination for casino lovers and gambling enthusiasts.
South America is also home to numerous indigenous tribes that live a completely different lifestyle from ours, inhabiting the areas where modern civilization didn’t bother taking away. These tribes live deep inside the rainforests, and live a very interesting primitive lifestyle where they have no connection whatsoever with the “outside world”.
The Atacama Desert in Chile is the driest place in the world. The Amazon river is the largest river in the world, and the Andes mountain range, being the longest on the planet. In Guyana, one can find the highest “single drop” waterfall in the world, named Kaieteur Falls. In Venezuela, one can find the world’s highest uninterrupted waterfall, Angel Falls. Seems like South America likes being first in the world, and mother nature says, go big or go home!
The Italian explorer Amerigo Vespucci was the first to discover South America, and between the 15th and 16th centuries, he spent several years roaming the continent’s eastern coast.
South America is home to five of the world’s 50 biggest cities, and starting from the largest, they are São Paulo, Lima, Bogotá, Rio, and Santiago.
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