Geography of South America questions This is a list of recently added questions about geography of South America. Play geography of South America quiz and see all the questions. What is the most populous Spanish-speaking country in the world?Mexico. The total population of Mexico is 112M. The second largest Spanish-speaking country is Colombia with 47M. For reference, the Spanish-speaking population of the United States is 35M.Created by: globalquiz.orgaverage 62% MexicoMexico9800ArgentinaArgentina1856SpainSpain839BrazilBrazil3186geography of Mexico riddles » What is the largest (by area) Spanish-speaking country in the world?Argentina. The total area of Argentina is 2,766,880 km2. Mexico is 1,970,552 km2, Peru 1,285,216 km2 and Colombia 1,141,748 km2.Created by: globalquiz.orghard 55% MexicoMexico4256ColombiaColombia701ArgentinaArgentina6616PeruPeru248South America riddles » To which country islands known as Islas Malvinas belong?United Kingdom. Islas Malvinas is the name used in Argentina for Falkland Islands. The islands are controlled by United Kingdom, however Argentina has also claimed the soverignty over the islands since it gained independence in 1816.Created by: globalquiz.orghard 47% ArgentinaArgentina6124ChileChile1960United KingdomUnited Kingdom8724NobodyNobody1554Argentina riddles » Which large river flows through Rio de Janeiro? ("rio" is Portuguese for "river")None. Portuguese were the Europeans who encountered Guanabara Bay on January 1,1502. They took it for a large river, which they named "Rio de Janeiro" ("January River"). Later it was discovered, that the presumed river was in fact a gulf, but the name remained.Created by: globalquiz.orghard 47% JaneiroJaneiro6028La PlataLa Plata3101CorcovadoCorcovado1206NoneNone9532Age of Discovery riddles » Where are favelas?In Brazil. A favela is a slum in Brazil. The original favela was built in 1897 on the Morro da Providência in Rio de Janeiro by the families of soldiers returning from the war against the settlers of Canudos. Their formations were disbanded and soldiers were left with no work and place to live. Created by: globalquiz.orgvery easy 81% in Brazilin Brazil18563in South Africain South Africa1160in Philippinesin Philippines1411in Cubain Cuba1599geography of Brazil riddles » What is the farthest point on the Earth's surface from the Earth's center?Chimborazo, Ecuador, elevation 6,268 m (20,564 ft). Chimborazo location along the equatorial bulge makes its summit the farthest point on the Earth's surface from the Earth's center. Despite being 2,580 m (8,465 ft) lower in elevation above sea level than Mount Everest, it is 2,168 m (7,113 ft) farther from the Earth's center.Created by: Paul Caspackvery hard 34% Mount Everest, Nepal, elevation 8,848 m (29,029 ft)Mount Everest, Nepal, elevation 8,848 m (29,029 ft)2656Chimborazo, Ecuador, elevation 6,268 m (20,564 ft)Chimborazo, Ecuador, elevation 6,268 m (20,564 ft)2715Puncak Jaya, Indonesia, elevation 4,884 m (16,024 ft)Puncak Jaya, Indonesia, elevation 4,884 m (16,024 ft)1055Denali (Mount McKinley), USA, elevation 6,168 m (20,236 ft)Denali (Mount McKinley), USA, elevation 6,168 m (20,236 ft)1393mountains riddles » What is the second most populous country in South America?Colombia. The population of Colombia (47M) is larger than Argentina (41M), Peru (30M) and Venezuela (30M)Created by: globalquiz.orgvery hard 31% ArgentinaArgentina2885ColombiaColombia1956PeruPeru558VenezuelaVenezuela755demographics riddles » Which large lake is visible at this satellite image?Titicaca. Lake Titicaca is surrounded by the Andes. It is often called the highest navigable lake in the world, with a surface elevation of 3,812 metres (12,507 ft).Created by: globalquiz.orghard 42% TiticacaTiticaca5292HuronHuron1050BaikalBaikal3217VictoriaVictoria2828satellite photos riddles » This is one of the largest cities in the world. Which one?São Paulo is about 79 km (49 mi) from Santos, the busiest container port in Latin America - visible at the bottom of the photo.Created by: globalquiz.orgaverage 60% New YorkNew York3252São PauloSão Paulo17595LondonLondon2153TokyoTokyo6238satellite images riddles » On which continent is the main spaceport of the European Space Agency located?In South America. The Guiana Space Centre is a French and European spaceport near Kourou in French Guiana since 1968. The location was chosen as it fulfills the two major geographical requirements of such a site: it is quite close to the equator, so that the spinning earth can impart some extra velocity to the rockets for free when launched eastward, and it has open sea to the east, so that lower stages of rockets and debris from launch failures cannot fall on human habitations.Created by: globalquiz.orghard 50% in Europein Europe3882in Africain Africa2089in South Americain South America9404in Asiain Asia3326geography of France riddles » Play geography of South America quiz and see all the questions.