List of basic South America topics

The following outline is provided as an overview of and topical guide to South America:

South America – southern continent of the two Americas, situated entirely in the Western Hemisphere and mostly (about 3/4) in the Southern Hemisphere. It lies between the Pacific and Atlantic oceans. The continent is culturally, ethnically and racially diverse, home to indigenous peoples and to descendants of settlers from Europe, Africa and Asia. Due to its history of colonialism most South Americans speak Spanish or Portuguese, and its societies and states are commonly modeled after Western traditions.

Contents

Geography of South America

Geography of South America

Geography by region

Geography of countries

Geography of dependencies and other territories

Regions of South America

Political divisions of South America

Countries of South America
Main article: List of South American countries
Dependencies and other territories

Directional regions

Natural regions

Natural regions

Regions, by country

Geographic features of South America

Demography of South America

Main article: Demographics of South America

Demographics by political division

Demographics of countries
Demographics of dependencies and other territories

Politics of South America

Politics by political division

Politics of countries

Politics of dependencies and other territories

Elections by political division

Elections in countries
Elections in dependencies and other territories

Human rights by political division

Human rights in countries
Human rights in dependencies and other territories

Law by political division

Law of countries
Law of dependencies and other territories

Law enforcement by political division

Law enforcement in countries
Law enforcement in dependencies and other territories

Governments of South America

History of South America

History of South America, by period

History of South America, by region

History of South America, by country

History of dependencies and other territories

History of South America, by subject

Culture of South America

Main article: Culture of South America

Culture in South America, by country

Culture of countries

Culture of dependencies and other territories

Architecture of South America

The Arts in South America

Cuisine of South America

Cuisine of South America

Languages of South America

Languages of South America

Languages of South America, by country

Languages of dependencies and other territories

Media of South America

Prostistution in South America

Prostitution in South America

Racism in South America

Racism in South America

Religion in South America

Religion in South America

Sport in South America

Sport in South America

Sport in South America, by country

Sport in dependencies and other territories

Economy and infrastructure of South America

Education in South America

South America lists

Main article: List of South America-related topics

See also

References

External links

News
  • (Spanish) Infolatam. Information and analysis of Latin America
  • (English) The Council on Hemispheric Affairs An independent source of Latin American news and opinion
Sports
  • (Spanish)/(Portuguese) CONMEBOL -- Confederación Sudamericana de Fútbol (The South American Football Confederation)

South America also has Rugby, Auto Racing, Golf, and Kayaking.

Music
Tourism
  • (English) SouthAmerica.travel - Tour operator for South America
Articles
  • "The failure of Latin America": an article by David Gallagher in the TLS, February 29, 2008


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