LAND REGIONS

South American land regions are quite diverse and are comprised of Patagonia, The Llanos and Tierra del Fuego to name a few. Learn more about the South American land regions.

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The Llanos

Llanos, the Spanish word for “plains.” More specifically, the word refers to the vast plains covering about 225,000 square miles (583,000 km2) of the Orinoco River basin in Venezuela and Colombia.

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  • Gran Chaco
    Gran Chaco

    Gran Chaco, or Chaco, a low-lying plains region in south-central South America. It lies mainly in Paraguay and Argentina and extends into Bolivia and Brazil, covering 250,000 square miles (647,000 km2). See more »

  • Patagonia
    Patagonia

    , a region at the southern extremity of South America. It is divided between Argentina and Chile, but the term generally applies only to the Argentine portion. See more »

  • The Llanos
    The Llanos

    Llanos, the Spanish word for “plains.” More specifically, the word refers to the vast plains covering about 225,000 square miles (583,000 km2) of the Orinoco River basin in Venezuela and Colombia. See more »

  • The Pampas
    The Pampas

    Pampas, a grassy plains region of southern South America, covering parts of Argentina, Uruguay, and Brazil. See more »

  • Tierra del Fuego
    Tierra del Fuego

    Tierra del Fuego, an archipelago (group of islands) at the southern tip of South America, between the Strait of Magellan and Cape Horn. See more »

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