South America is a continent in the Western Hemisphere, mostly in the Southern Hemisphere, with a relatively small portion in the Northern Hemisphere.It may also be considered a subcontinent of the Americas, which is how it is viewed in the Spanish and Portuguese-speaking regions of the Americas.
South America: Geographical treatment of South America, the fourth largest continent in the world, the southern portion of the landmass referred to as the Americas.
South America has an area of 17,840,000 km2 or almost 11.98% of Earth's total land area. By land area, South America is the world's fourth largest continent after Asia, Africa, and North America.
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