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The Chihuahuan Desert has an area of 362,600 km² (140,001 sq mi), but is not entirely located in Mexico
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World's longest continental mountain range
Andes
European country that holds most of the dependent Caribbean territories
United Kingdom
Often referred to as the best Latin American university
USP (Universidade de São Paulo)
Bolivian city that held the 16th century silver boom
Potosí
Highest active volcano in the world (6,893m/22,615 ft)
Ojos del Salado
Mexico's second most populous metropolitan area, host of the 2011 Pan American Games
Guadalajara
First country in the world to legalize the production, sale and use of marijuana
Uruguay
Easternmost city, "where the sun rises first"
João Pessoa
Oceanic tectonic plate in the eastern Pacific Ocean basin off the west coast of South America
Nazca Plate
Chilean island famous for its 887 extant monumental statues, called moai
Easter Island
Artificial 77 km (48 m) waterway that connects the Atlantic Ocean with the Pacific Ocean
Panama Canal
Executive mansion and office of the President of Argentina
Casa Rosada
Country with the highest HDI (Human Development Index)
Chile
Country with the lowest HDI (Human Development Index)
Haiti
Rio de Janeiro famous beach, popularized by Bossa Nova
Ipanema
Highest mountain
Aconcagua
Peninsula where a meteor collided 66 million years ago
Yucatán Peninsula
In 1982, Argentina engaged into conflict with UK regarding the control over this territory
Falkland Islands
Peruvian city, former capital of the Inca Empire
Cusco
Alongside with Chile, this is the only South American country that does not share a border with Brazil
Ecuador
World's largest salt flat (10,582 km²/4,086 sq mi)
Salar de Uyuni
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Most populous city
São Paulo
Most populous metropolitan area
Mexico City
15th-century Inca citadel situated on a mountain ridge 2,430 m (7,970 ft) above sea level.
Machu Picchu
Stadium declared by FIFA as the only historical monument of World Football
Estadio Centenario
Venezuela waterfall that inspired the setting of the Disney animation Up
Angel Falls
Biggest economy
Brazil
Cuban bay that houses a controversial American prison
Guantanamo
Argentinian city famous for the production of Malbecs and other red wines
Mendoza
World's largest river by discharge volume of water
Amazon River
Southern common market
Mercosur
Southern's largest lake by volume of water and by surface area
Lake Titicaca
Landlocked country named after a famous liberator
Bolivia
Dominican Republic capital, the oldest continuously inhabited European settlement in the Americas
Santo Domingo
Highest city in the world (5,100 m/16,700 ft)
La Rinconada
Brazilian city where the astronomical observation of a solar eclipse, in 1919, was offered as the first proof of Einstein's theory of general relativity
Sobral
Ecuadorian archipelago of volcanic islands visited by Darwin in the 19th century
Galápagos Islands
Largest desert (670,000 km²/258,688 sq mi)
Patagonian Desert
Largest non-polar desert (105,000 km²/40,541 sq mi)
Atacama Desert
Astronomical interferometer located at the above
ALMA (Atacama Large Millimeter/submillimeter Array)
Colombian city that harbored a famous cartel headed by Pablo Escobar
Medellín
Revenue from petroleum exports accounts for more than 50% of this country's GDP and roughly 95% of total exports
Venezuela
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Level 72
Jul 24, 2017
Very fun and diverse. Only thing that bothers me is that Jamaica and St. Kitts aren't part of Latin America. Jamaica is basically as Latin as Taiwan.
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Level 77
Jul 24, 2017
Absolutely right! Thanks for the remark, I'll fix it right away