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Geography of South America A-Z

Altiplano   A high plain in western South America. The altiplano is a level, semi-desert region surrounded by the Andes Mountains and grazed by llamas and vicunas

Amazon   The second longest river in the world, flowing about 6451 kilometres (4008 miles) from the Andes, through Peru and Brazil to the Atlantic Ocean. The River Amazon carries more than one fifth of the world’s freshwater.

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