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South America The Continent Series

South America The Continent Series

VMS Library 2008-2009

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Satellite View

Satellite View

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Longitude / Latitude

Longitude / Latitude

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Unique Features

Unique Features

▄ Columbia supplies 90% of the

world production of Emeralds►

▄ Driest place on earth is the Atacama Desert in Argentina

▄ Venezuela has the highest uninterrupted water fall, Angel Falls at 3211 feet ►

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South Americas Size

South Americas Size

▄4th largest continent

▄ 6,879,000 sq miles

▄ 12% of the earths land

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Bodies of Water

Bodies of Water

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Amazon River

Amazon River

▄ 4,300 miles long

▄ Flows through 6 countries

▄ No bridges cross it

▄ Satellite View

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Climate

Climate

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Deserts

Deserts

▄ Atacama Desert is the worlds driest

▄ Patagonian Desert►

Largest in Americas/5th in the world

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Pampas - Grassland

Pampas - Grassland

▄ Just below Buenos Aires

▄ Average temperature is 18c

▄ Dry season is summer (December)

◄Ombu is tree like plant

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Deciduous Forest

Deciduous Forest

▄ Southern Chile

▄ Middle East coast of Paraguay

▄ Four distinct seasons

Fall ▼ Winter ▼ Summer ▼

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Rainforest

Rainforest

Half of the rainforest

in the world is in the

Amazon region

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Rainforest

Rainforest

◄Blue Poison Dart Frog

◄Blue/Gold

Macaw

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Savannah

Savannah

▄ The area between a rainforest and desert.

▄ 2.5 million sq kilometers {1/4 the size of Canada}

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Alpine Mountains

Alpine Mountains

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