10 Facts About South America’s Andes and Amazon | Project Guide Included

Andes-Amazon Facts

    The Andes Mountains make up the longest mountain range in the world. Running from north to south, the range creates a mountainous spine along the western side of the South American continent. Seven countries play host to the Andes: Venezuela, Colombia, Ecuador, Peru, Bolivia, Chile and Argentina. The highest point measures 6,961 m (22,838 ft) above sea […]

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  El ecuador: The equator The equator runs right through the country of Ecuador.  To celebrate this circumstance of nature, the Ciudad Mitad del Mundo monument was built on the location where the equator supposedly lies.  Read more about the monument, and the place where you can stand in two hemispheres at the same time, by clicking […]

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  At only 21,041 sq km, El Salvador is the smallest country in all of Latin America.  Unlike several of its neighbours, it has just one coast.  The nation is so tiny that it could fit inside the US state of Massachusetts, which in only number 44 in a list of US states by size.  […]

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The Lluvia de Peces or Aguacero de Pescado is a festival that has been celebrated every year in Yoro since 1998.   The phenomenon of ‘raining’ animals (or even objects like coins and hazelnuts) is one that has occurred throughout history and has been explained as nuances of meteorology, marine activity or even migratory patterns.  Whatever […]

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  In 2018 tongues were set to wagging over the latest archeological discovery of more than 60,000 Maya structures, which included houses, fortifications, and causeways.  This discovery also indicates that Mayan cities were in fact inter-connected and not isolated units.  Read more about this discovery at smithsonian.com.

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Think you know potatoes???     Chile and Peru both battle it out to be known as the birthplace of the potato.  There is, however, scientific evidence that potatoes were domesticated as early as 10,000 years ago in the High Andes of southeastern Peru and northwestern Bolivia. Check out this link to Lima Easy to […]

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