List of All Countries in South America

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South America is one of seven continents around the globe which is located in the West-Hemisphere it also has relatively small piece located in the Northern Hemisphere. It is consisted of only thirteen countries and it is not so large in its area,  covering the total area of 17,840,000 km2 so it is also considered the subcontinent of America. From the west, it is bordered by the Pacific Ocean and from north and east side bordered by Caribbean Sea, Atlantic Ocean and North America. It is covering the area of 3.5% of world’s entire surface. In accordance to a recent survey, its population was accounted more than 385,742,554 people. Although it has not a long list of countries yet it is ranked as fourth in terms of area size on the earth. Similarly it is the fifth most populated continent in the world. Geographically there is a conflict between the South and North America near Isthmus of Panama but in reality Panama is considered the part of North America.We have prepared a list of south American countries and their capitals, area in square kilometer and official flags are also displayed.

List of the South American Sovereign States with Capitals

Rank Country Or Territory Capital Area
1.  Argentina  Buenos Aires  2,780,400  Argentina
 2.  Bolivia  Sucre (constitutional)
La Paz (administrative)
 1,098,581  Bolivia
 3.  Brazil  Brasília  8,514,877  Brazil
 4.  Chile  Santiago  756,102  Chile
 5.  Colombia  Bogotá / Santa Fe de Bogotá  1,138,910  Colombia
 6.  Ecuador  Quito  283,561  Ecuador
 7.  Guyana  Georgetown  214,969  Guyana
 8.  Paraguay  Asunción  406,752  Paraguay
 9.  Peru  Lima  1,285,216  Peru
 10.  Suriname  Paramaribo  163,820  Suriname
 11.  Uruguay  Montevideo 176,215  Uruguay
 12.  Venezuela  Caracas  912,050  Venezuela

List of Non-sovereign territories (Dependent Territories)


Rank Country or Territory Capital Area
13. Falkland Islands Stanley 12,173 Falkland_Islands
14. South Georgia and the South Sandwich Islands King Edward Point 3,903 South_Georgia_and_the_South_Sandwich_Islands

Integral territories of states outside of South America

Rank Country or Territory Capital Area
15 French Guiana Cayenne 83,534 France

Map of South America

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In South American Countries List, Brazil is the most admired and largest country by its area size. It is covering about half of the south American continent’s earth surface and it is the fifth largest country in the world. Along with the Atlantic Ocean, it has the enormous coastline of about 7500 km long. Brazil is bordering Argentina, Colombia, French Guiana, Bolivia, Peru, Paraguay, Guyana, Venezuela and Uruguay. So here the point that should be noted is Chile and Ecuador because these are only two south American nations that are not bordered by Brazil.

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