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Flags of South America

As far as region, Flags South America is the fourth biggest landmass on the planet. This is notwithstanding the way that the landmass houses underneath 12% of the number of inhabitants in the entire world.


The landmass is situated in the Western Hemisphere and most of the mainland lies in the Southern Hemisphere, with a littler part in the Northern Hemisphere.


The mainland is encircled by the Pacific Ocean toward the west, by the Atlantic Ocean toward the north and east, and by the Caribbean Sea and North America in the northwest. The mainland houses 12 countries and Brazil is the greatest among them.


The nations that share their limits with Caribbean Sea are Venezuela, Colombia, Suriname, Guyana, and French Guiana. It covers around 3.5% of the region of the earth. By territory, it is the fourth greatest landmass (following Asia, Africa, North America) and by number of occupants, it is the fifth greatest mainland (following Asia, Africa, Europe, and North America) on the planet. The Flags of South America address the mix of native and European societies in the various nations in its domain.


Area 6,890,000 sq miles

Population 385,742,554

Total No. of Countries 12

Time Zones UTC-2 to UTC-5


Flags of South America
Flags of South America


South American Flags and The Spanish Revolution


During the colonial period the Spanish Empire dominated South America however, a wave of revolutions began and the colonies gained independence during the 18th century. This revolutionary wave encouraged the adoption of many new flags. Some of these flags are in use however, most of the modern South American flags have their designs inspired from the flags of the revolutionary period.Most of the South American Flags are composed of three stripes which is an influence of the imagery of the French revolution. The flags of Uruguay and the flags of Chile are the notable exceptions of this trend. Stars usually indicate the individual states or provinces lying within a nation, this takes inspiration from the flag of the USA. Most of the South American flags resembled each other due to the shared influences along with the combination of tendency of South American nations to influence each other.


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