The Amazon Rainforest is a natural region and biome in northern South America that occupies the Amazon Basin, a drainage basin of the Amazon River and its tributaries in South America. Nine nations have some part of the Amazon region within their borders.
Landforms of South America
The Chilean Coastal Range is a mountain range that runs from north to south along the Pacific coast of South America and parallel to the Andes Mountains. The Chilean Central Valley is the depression between the Coastal Range and the Andes Mountains.
Chiloé Archipelago: Chiloé Island (Chile) The Editor Tue, 04/30/2019 - 17:00
Located in the Pacific Ocean, off the coast of the Los Lagos Region in southern Chile, Chiloé Island is the largest island of the Chiloé Archipelago. From pastoral landscapes to iconic wooden churches, Chiloé is known for its distinctive folklore, cuisine and architecture.
The Colca Canyon is a canyon of the Colca River in southern Peru, known for the soaring Andean Condors that can be seen throughout the year. The Colca Valley is a colorful Andean valley with pre-Inca roots and an area of astounding scenic beauty.
The Andean Natural Region is the most populated natural region of Colombia, containing most of the country's urban centers. The Colombian Andes consists of three parallel mountain chains: Cordillera Occidental, Cordillera Central and Cordillera Oriental.
The Continental Divide extends from the most northern reaches of North America to the most southern reaches of South America. It separates the watersheds that drain into the Pacific Ocean from those river systems that drain into the Atlantic Ocean.
The Cordillera Blanca is a mountain range in Peru that is part of the larger Andes mountain system. It is located in the north-central part of the Cordillera Occidental (the westernmost part of the Peruvian Andes) and is the world's highest tropical mountain range.
Cordillera del Paine: Torres del Paine National Park and Biosphere Reserve (Chile) The Editor Mon, 10/22/2018 - 17:26
The Cordillera del Paine, a spectacular mountain range that includes the Torres del Paine peaks, lies between the Andes Mountains and the Patagonian steppe in southern Chile. It is an area of great scenic beauty, with many glaciers, waterfalls, rivers, lakes and lagoons.
The Cordillera Negra, is part of the Cordillera Occidental, one of three ranges in the Peruvian Andes system of west-central Peru. The range has rocky peaks with very little winter snowfall. The gullies of the range are gloomy, dark and mostly dry.
The Cordillera Occidental or Western Cordillera of Bolivia is a mountain range situated in extreme western Bolivia, forming a natural border with Chile. The range is part of the Andes Mountains system which, in turn, is part of the American Cordillera.
The Cordillera Oriental of Bolivia is part of the Andes Mountains system. It is the easternmost of Bolivia's two main ranges and separates the lowlands of the Amazon river basin to the east from the Altiplano to the west. The northern section of the range is known as the Cordillera Real.