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Närliggande bilder i Uruguay

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A: Colon Square, Tacuarembó, Uruguay

av Fernando da Rosa Morena, 2.1 km bort

The Plaza Colon is one of the main squares of Tacuarembo, Uruguay. Facing it is, among others, the Cl...

Colon Square, Tacuarembó, Uruguay

B: Balneario Iporá, Tacuarembó by Around Studio

av Gastón González Massini, 7.4 km bort

Balneario Iporá, Tacuarembó by Around Studio

C: Eden Valley train station

av Fernando da Rosa Morena, 20.9 km bort

The train station on "Valle Edén" is located a few kilometers from the city of Tacuarembó, entering b...

Eden Valley train station

D: Deep hole in the rocks

av Fernando da Rosa Morena, 25.3 km bort

The so-called "Pozo Hondo" is a rock formation located in the Eden Valley in the department of Tacuar...

Deep hole in the rocks

F: Mount, San Gregorio de Polanco Tacuarembo by Around Studio

av Gastón González Massini, 99.0 km bort

Mount, San Gregorio de Polanco Tacuarembo by Around Studio

H: Dam "Rincon del Bonete", Uruguay

av Fernando da Rosa Morena, 128.4 km bort

Dam "Rincon del Bonete", is a hydroelectric plant designed by an Uruguayan engineer and a German engi...

Dam "Rincon del Bonete", Uruguay

I: Termas De Arapey

av sebastian samurio, 170.2 km bort

Termas De Arapey

J: Dam "Palmar", Uruguay

av Fernando da Rosa Morena, 201.7 km bort

The Constitution Hydroelectric Dam known as "Represa de Palmar" was put into operation on 27 August 1...

Dam "Palmar", Uruguay

Det här panoramat togs i Uruguay, South America

Detta är en översikt av South America

South America makes up the southern half of the Americas and a large part of Latin America. It's home to the world's longest mountain range, biggest waterfall and largest river -- even these mammoths pale in comparison to the stunning variety of life forms thriving in the rainforest.

To the northwest, off the coast of Ecuador, lie the Galapagos Islands, which are unique for hosting species not found anywhere else on earth. These were the subject of study for Charles Darwin in his theory of evolution, which he himself said will require proof in every single case.

The main languages in South America are Spanish and Portugese, which basically tells you which European countries colonized the place. The South American wars of independence took place over two decades in the early 19th century, led by Simon Bolivar of Venezuela and Jose san Martin of Argentina.

Following liberation from Portugal and Spain, South America took off into its own development, capitalizing on the rich deposits of oil, gold, copper, silver and tango musicians.

Brazil is the largest country in South America and home to one of the world's best parties, Carnaval. Have you heard of samba music? How about bossa nova? Maybe dancing for three days straight?

I can't say enough good things about South America. All the world's continents have amazing secrets and treasures laying in wait for your discovery, but in South America... just have a look at our pictures while you're waiting for online confirmation of your plane tickets to hit your inbox.

Text by Steve Smith.

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