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South America is a continent situated 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). It's population 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).


During the last two decades, South American countries have experienced significant economic growth, which can be seen in many of these countries with the construction of new skyscrapers like the Gran Costanera tower in Chile, and also transportations systems like the Bogota Metro. Currently undergoing massive growth are the economies of Argentina, Venezuela and Peru.  However, because of histories of high inflation in nearly all South American countries, interest rates remain high and investment remains low. Interest rates are usually twice that of the United States. For example, interest-rates are about 22% in Venezuela and 23% in Suriname. The exception is Chile, which has been implementing free market economic policies since establishing military dictatorship in 1973 and has been increasing its social spending since the return of democratic rule in the early 1990s. This has led to economic stability and interest rates in the low single digits.

South America relies heavily on the exporting of goods and natural resources. Major industries in South America are agriculture, which encompasses a vital part of the economy, and other important industries like fishing, natural resources, handicrafts etc. Trade is also an important part of the economy. On an exchange rate basis Brazil (the seventh largest economy in the world and the largest in South America) leads the way in total amount of exports at $201.9 billion dollars followed by Argentina at 68.01 billion and Chile with 64.28 billion.

The biggest individual economies in South America are those of Brazil, Argentina, Colombia and Chile.

The economic gap between the rich and poor in most South American nations is considered to be larger than in most other continents. In Venezuela, Paraguay, Bolivia and many other South American countries, the richest 20% may own over 60% of the nation's wealth, while the poorest 20% may own less than 5%. This wide gap can be seen in many large South American cities where makeshift shacks and slums lie adjacent to skyscrapers and upper-class luxury apartments







        * Buenos Aires Stock Exchange


        * Bolivian Stock Exchange (BBV)
        * Rio de Janeiro Stock Exchange

        * Sao Paulo Stock Exchange (BM&F

        * Santiago Stock Exchange
        * Santiago Electronic Stock Exchange

        * Bogota Stock Exchange
        * Occidente Stock Exchange (Bolsade

            Occidente SA)     

        * Guayaquil Stock Exchange (BVG)
        * Quito Stock Exchange (Bolsa de

           Valores de Quito CC)     
         * Guyana Stock Exchange

         * Asuncion Stock Exchange(BVPASA)
         * Lima stock exchange(BVL)
         * Uruguay Stock Exchange (BEVSA)
         * Caracas Stock Exchange (BVC)



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