South America, as big as it looks, only occupies
about 3.5% of the Earth's surface. With an estimated 371 million people, it
ranks 5th on the population scale. Just like North America, it was named after
Quick facts about South America:
- The largest country in South America is Brazil.
- Angel Falls, the highest waterfall in the world, is located in Venezuela.
- Piranhas, the man-eating fish, are native to South American rivers.