Northern South America

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Northern South America
Largest
urban
agglomerations
(2005)
Colombia Bogotá
Peru Lima
Venezuela Caracas
Brazil Fortaleza
Ecuador Quito

Northern South America is a region in the continent South America. This region has a rich range of natural resources exploited by European explorers over the past couple of centuries. Most of the most populous cities, such as Bogotá, are located temperate conditions of the Andes. Other major cities are often located on the coast of either the three main waterways bordering the region- the Pacific Ocean, the Atlantic Ocean, and the Caribbean Sea. The most spoken language is Spanish.

Countries of northern South America

The three Andean States of Colombia, Ecuador, and Venezuela are located in the northwestern part of the continent. Two independent states and a dependent state are located in the Guiana Highlands. Guyana, Suriname and French Guiana, respectively are located on the Atlantic Ocean.

See also