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Topic Pages - Major Cities
City (1993 pop. 4,931,796), central Colombia, capital and largest city of Colombia, and capital of Cundinamarca dept. A picturesque, spacious...
City and federal district (1991 pop. 2,960,976; metropolitan area 11,255,618), the capital of Argentina, E Argentina, on the Río de la Plata..
The commercial, industrial, and cultural hub of the nation, Caracas is the capital and largest city of the country, near the Caribbean Sea.
Span. La Habana lä äväʹnä, city (1997 est. pop. 2,200,000), capital of both Cuba and of Ciudad de la Habana prov., W Cuba; largest city and...
Capital and largest city of Peru, on the River Rímac, population (2005) 7,553,400; one-third of the country's total population lives in the city or nearby. It is the main commercial, manufacturing, and cultural centre of the country.
Capital, industrial, and cultural centre of Mexico, 2,255 m/7,400 ft above sea level on the southern edge...
Rio de Janeiro
Port and resort in southeast Brazil; capital of Rio de Janeiro federal unit (state), and former...
Topic Pages - Natural Geography
River in South America, the second longest in the...
Mountain system, more than 5,000 mi (8,000 km) long, W South America. The ranges run generally parallel to the Pacific coast and extend from...
Wide, flat, grassy plains of temperate S South America, c.300,000 sq mi (777,000 sq km), particularly in Argentina and extending into Uruguay...
River of Venezuela, estimated to be from 1,500 to 1,700 mi (2,410–2,735 km) long. Rising near Mt. Delgado Chalbaud in the Guiana Highlands, S...
Arid region, c.600 mi (970 km) long, N Chile, extending south from the border of Peru. The desert itself, c.2,000 ft (610 m) above sea level, is...
Mountainous tableland, c.1,200 mi (1,930 km) long and from 200 to 600 mi (322–966 km) wide, N South America, bounded by the Orinoco and Amazon...
Region, c.300,000 sq mi (777,000 sq km), primarily in S Argentina, S of the Río Colorado and E of the Andes, but including extreme SE Chile and...
Situated between 10° and 26°N, and therefore almost entirely within the tropics, all the West Indian islands have a distinctly...
Tropical sea, c.970,000 sq mi (2,512,950 sq km), arm of the Atlantic Ocean, Central America. It is bordered on the N and E by the West Indies...
Archipelago, between North and South America, curving c.2,500 mi (4,020 km) from Florida to the coast of Venezuela and separating the Caribbean...