There are 23 countries that are considered to be part of latin america. If you need a blank map of latin america including central and south america feel free to download both maps.
The differences between latin america and south america.
Map of latin america and south america. Although guyana and suriname are firmly on mainland south america they are often excluded from the latin. Latin america is a cultural entity commonly defined as a group of countries in the americas where one of the latin based languages are spoken. Brazil is the world s fifth largest country by both area and population.
Most of the population of south america lives near the continent s western or eastern coasts while the interior and the far south are sparsely populated. Brazil and mexico dominate the map because of their large size and they dominate culturally as well because of their large populations and political influence in the region. Countries map quiz game.
To address this glitch all of mexico along with central and south american countries also may be grouped under the name latin america with the united states and canada being referred to as anglo america. Latin america also includes the islands of the caribbean whose inhabitants speak a romance language see list of countries in latin america. Pursued by brazil easily latin america s.
It is not well defined and there is always disagreement as to which countries are included under this term. Jan 17 2014 explore wasiq siddiqui s board south america map on pinterest. The andes mountain range dominates south america s landscape.
This is a free download of a vector map of south america that you can use freely for any project you may have. See more ideas about south america map south america map. South america is also home to the atacama desert the driest desert in the world.
South america encompasses the magnificent andes mountain chain the massive amazon rainforest and river the driest place in the world in the atacama desert several glaciers and many fantastic tourist destinations with peru at the top of the hit list amazon nazca desert spanish colonial cities inca relics kaleidoscopic local dress etc. Latin america has an area of approximately 21 069 500 km 2 7 880 000 sq mi almost 3 9 of the earth s surface or 14 1 of its land surface area. As of 2010 its population was estimated at more than 590 million and.
Latin americais a region of the americas where romance languages i e those derived from latin particularly spanish and portuguese and variably french are primarily spoken. A map showing the physical features of south america. Map of central and south america click to see large.
Map of south america. This map shows governmental boundaries of countries in central and south america. As the world s longest mountain range the andes stretch from the northern part of the continent where they begin in venezuela and colombia to the southern tip of chile and argentina.