What is South America’s population? More than 300 million people live in South America! Which country has the biggest population? Which country has the smallest population?
What languages do people in South America speak? Spanish: 193,243,411 speakers Portuguese: 193,197,164 speakers Amerindian: these are the languages of the Native Americans, or first people, that live in South America Spanish is the official language in most countries. Portuguese is the official language in Brazil. Around 500 years ago, explorers came from Spain and Portugal to live in South America. That is why Spanish and Portuguese is spoken in South America.
Cities in South America Buenos Aires The capital and largest city in Argentina One of the top tourist destinations Famous for its architecture and culture La Boca, a barrio in Buenos Aires known for its colorful buildings. Many artists live here.
Rio de Janeiro Second largest city in Brazil Over 6 million people live here It is the busiest port in South America People visit to see its beaches and mountains
Rural Life The Uros people live in a village on Lake Titicaca It is built on a floating island made out of dried Totora reeds Their homes, boats, and furniture are also made from the reeds They fish and hunt birds for food They barter, or trade, totora reeds for other things they need in the city of Puno in Peru
Religion: over 80% of the people in South America are Roman Catholics Sports: Soccer is the most popular sport in South America. It is called futbol or futebol. Carnival: a celebration that lasts for several days. It takes place in February before Lent. There are parades, street parties, and people wear costumes.
Popular Foods: there are many different types of food eaten throughout South America! Here are a few: Hallacas: dumplings wrapped in banana leaves Arepas: bread made out of corn flour Empanadas: a stuffed bread that is baked or fried. The filling depends on the region. Alfajores: two cookies with dulce de leche Picarones: doughnuts made from pumpkin and sweet potato
Traditional Dances Samba: Brazilian dance and musical style Tango: started in Argentina and Uruguay Caporales: Bolivian dance