10 most difficult cities of South America riddlesSouth America quiz
What is the population of Lima?
approx. 350 000
approx. 800 000
approx. 2 million
over 7 million
Lima is one of the largest and the oldest colonial city in the Americas. It was founded by Spanish conquistador Francisco Pizarro on January 18, 1535. The National University of San Marcos, founded on May 12, 1551, is the oldest continuously functioning university in the Americas.
Which architect designed the famous cathedral in Brasilia?
Sir Christopher Wren
In 1956, Juscelino Kubitschek, newly elected Brazilian president, visited Niemeyer: ‘I am going to build a new capital for this country and I want you to help me’. Niemeyer organized a competition for the lay-out of Brasília, the new capital, and the winner was the project of his old master and great friend, Lúcio Costa. Niemeyer would design the buildings, Lucio the plan of the city.
What is the capital city of Paraguay?
Asuncion is the capital and largest city of Paraguay. The full city name is “Nuestra Señora Santa María de la Asunción”, meaning “Our Lady Saint Mary of the Assumption”
What is the most populous city in Brazil?
Rio de Janeiro
São Paulo with its 11 Million inhabitants (up to 27M in Greater São Paulo) is the largest city not only in Brazil, but also the largest in the southern hemisphere and the Americas.
Which capital is that?
Santiago de Chile
The city is flanked by the main chain of the Andes to the east and the Chilean Coastal Range to the west. The mountains around Santiago are quite tall; the tallest is the Tupungato volcano at 6,570 m (21,555 ft).
What was the capital of Brazil, before Brasília took its place?
Rio de Janeiro
Rio was the capital of Brazil from 1763 to 1960, both during the Portuguese colonial era and as an independent nation. With the population of 6.3 million, it is the second largest city in Brazil, after São Paulo (11M).
What is the capital city of Chile?
Santiago is located between the Andes and the Pacific Ocean.
Where are favelas found?
in South Africa
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.