What is the southernmost place in South America?

Ushuaia, the provincial capital, is located on the Beagle Channel and is the southernmost city in the world. Ushuaia harbour, Tierra del Fuego province, Argentina.

What is the southernmost part of South America called?

Southernmost point can be either: Águila Islet, Diego Ramírez Islands, Chile ( 56°32′16″S 68°43′10″W), or, if the South Sandwich Islands are included as part of South America: Cook Island, South Georgia and the South Sandwich Islands ( 59°29′20″S 27°8′40″W)

Is Chile or Argentina further south?

List of countries by southernmost point

Rank Country Latitude
1 Chile 56°32′S 53°53′S
2 Argentina 55°04′S 52°24′S
3 Australia 55°03′S 43°38′S 39°08′S
Bouvet Island 54°27′S

What is the major religion in South America?

Religion in South America has been a major influence on art, culture, philosophy and law. Christianity is the main religion, with Roman Catholics having the most adherents. Sizeable minorities of non-religious people and adherents of other religions are also present.

Which country has the biggest lake in South America?

The Largest Lakes in South America

Rank Lake Location
1 Titicaca Bolivia, Peru
2 Mar Chiquita Argentina
3 General Carrera Lake/ Lake Buenos Aires Argentina, Chile
4 Argentino Lake Argentina

Which country has the longest river in South America?

Rivers in South America by Length

Rank River Country/Countries
1 Amazon-Ucayali-Tambo-Ene-Apurimac Brazil, Peru, Bolivia, Colombia, Ecuador, Venezuela, Guyana
2 Parana-Rio de la Plata Brazil, Argentina, Paraguay, Bolivia, Uruguay
3 Tocantins-Araguaia Brazil
4 Madeira-Mamore-Grande-Caine-Rocha Brazil, Bolivia, Peru
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Why is it called South America?

The region consists of people who speak Spanish, Portuguese and French. These languages (together with Italian and Romanian) developed from Latin during the days of the Roman Empire and the Europeans who speak them are sometimes called ‘Latin’ people. Hence the term Latin America.