South America fast facts:
12 countries: Argentina, Bolivia, Brazil, Chile, Colombia, Ecuador, Guyana, Paraguay, Peru, Suriname, Uruguay, and Venezuela.
3 dependent territories: Falkland Islands (UK), French Guiana (France) South Georgia, and the South Sandwich Islands (UK).
Spoken languages: more than 300
Total Population: +400 million people
Largest city: Istanbul (Turkey)
Highest Mountain: Aconcagua (6962 meters above the sea)
Longest River: Amazon River
Largest Lake: Lake Titicaca