Latin America

Dominican Republic

This entire region is Latin America

Population: 371,000,00

  • Brazil is the largest country in Latin America, with an area of about 3.3 million square miles.
  • El Salvador is the smallest country in Latin America, with an area of about 8000 square miles.

Highest Mountain: Cerro Aconcagua (22,841 feet). Located in the Argentine Andes. (Climbing.About)
Longest River: Amazon (3,980 miles) (Social Studies for Kids)
Largest Lake: Lake Maracaibo (5,100 square miles) (Wikipedia)

All these great countries are not in the same Union. However, there is a Union of South American Nations(UNASUR). UNASUR is
Thismap shows the diffrent regions that form the Union of South AmericanNations
formed of the Andean Community of Nations (CAN), Mercosur Latin America Integrated Association (ALADI) and other countries joined together to form this union. ALADI also incorporates Mexico and Cuba. The Central American Union is separate, but incorporates the connecting countries between North and South America. Therefore, the exact number of countries in the "Latin America" Union is undetermined.

Bodies of Water:
As you can see in the map above there are a few different oceans as well as other bodies of water that shape Latin America into what it is. On the West side of South America, Mexico and Central America is the Pacific Ocean. To the East is the Atlantic Ocean. The Caribbean sea surrounds all the islands east of Mexico. The Gulf of Mexico is to on the east side of Mexico and the Gulf of Panama, south of panama, blends Central America with South America sharing a northern and western border. South America also has many gulfs; Gulf of Penas, San Jorge, San Matias, Paria, Guayaguil and the Drake Passage. There is also Lake Mrachibo in Venezuela and Lake Titicaca in Peru and Bolivia. There are many more gulfs and bodies of water that are smaller in both Central and South American. Click the link to take a closer look at either.

The areas speak a wide range of different languages. They speak Spanish, Portuguese, Arawak, Tupi, Carib, French, Ge Dutch and many more. For more details on which countries speak what and their official language of the country clink on the link below.
(Languages in South America)

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Latin America (orthographic projection).svg

21,069,501 km??
569 million[1]
Latin American, American
Spanish, Portuguese, French
Time Zones
UTC-2 external image 22px-Flag_of_Brazil.svg.png Brazil
UTC-8 external image 22px-Flag_of_Mexico.svg.png Mexico

Largest cities
1. Mexico City
2. S??o Paulo
3. Buenos Aires
4. Rio de Janeiro
5. Bogot??
6. Lima
7. Santiago
8. Belo Horizonte
9. Caracas
10. Guadalajara