South America (Location) (DC Comics)



South America (Spanish: América del Sur, Sudamérica, or Suramérica; Portuguese: América do Sul; Quechua and Aymara: Urin Awya Yala; Guarani: Ñembyamérika; Dutch: Zuid-Amerika; French: Amérique du Sud) is a continent located in the Western Hemisphere, mostly in the Southern Hemisphere, with a relatively small portion in the Northern Hemisphere. The continent is also considered a subcontinent of the Americas.It is bordered on the west by the Pacific Ocean and on the north and east by the Atlantic Ocean; North America and the Caribbean Sea lie to the northwest. It includes twelve independent countries—Argentina, Bolivia, Brazil, Chile, Colombia, Ecuador, Guyana, Paraguay, Peru, Suriname, Uruguay, and Venezuela—and French Guiana, which is an overseas region of France. The South American countries that border the Caribbean Sea—Colombia, Venezuela, Guyana, Suriname, and French Guiana—are also known as Caribbean South America.
South America has an area of 17,840,000 square kilometers (6,890,000 sq mi), which is slightly larger than Russia. Its population as of 2005 has been estimated at more than 371,090,000. South America ranks fourth in area (after Asia, Africa, and North America) and fifth in population (after Asia, Africa, Europe, and North America). The word America was coined in 1507 by cartographers Martin Waldseemüller and Matthias Ringmann, after Amerigo Vespucci, who was the first European to suggest that the lands newly discovered by Europeans were not India, but a New World unknown to Europeans.

Publication information

Publisher: DC Comics
First appearance: Detective Comics Vol 1 #2 (April, 1937)
Created by: Creig Flessel, Malcolm Wheeler-Nicholson

In story information

Official Name: South America
Type: Continent
Notable people: 
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Location Details

Universe: Earth-Two, Earth-One, New Earth, Earth-AD , Real World
Galaxy: Milky Way
Star System: Sol
Planet: Earth
Continent: South America

Characteristics

Dimensions

6,890,000 sq mi

Population

385,742,554

History

South America is the southern subcontinent of the Americas, situated entirely in the Western Hemisphere and mostly in the Southern Hemisphere, with a relatively small portion in the Northern Hemisphere. It is bordered on the west by the Pacific Ocean and on the north and east by the Atlantic Ocean; North America and the Caribbean Sea lie to the northwest.

Points of Interest


  • Amazon River
  • Argentina
  • Bolivia
  • Brazil
  • Chile
  • Columbia
  • Parador
  • Peru
  • Venezuela

Residents

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