South America Facts, Population Count, Statistics & News (2022)

Last Updated on: July 24th, 2021

South America Statistics and Facts 2022

Here are a few of the most interesting South America facts and statistics I was able to dig up including population counts. As always, be sure to check back in the future as I will be updating this post as new and updated stats become available.

South America Facts

  • Geographical Location: Google Maps
  • Size: 6.9 million square miles (17.8 million kilometers)
  • Population Count: 429.2 billion (2018)
  • Top Languages Spoken: Spanish, English, Portuguese, French, Dutch
  • Number of Recognized Countries: 12

South America Time Zone(s):

Time zone Offset
Amazon Summer Time UTC – 3 hours
Amazon Time UTC – 4 hours
Argentina Time UTC – 3 hours
Bolivia Time UTC – 4 hours
Brasilia Summer Time UTC – 2 hours
Brasília time UTC – 3 hours
Chile Summer Time UTC – 3 hours
Chile Standard Time UTC – 4 hours
Colombia Time UTC – 5 hours
Ecuador Time UTC – 5 hours
Falkland Islands Summer Time UTC – 3 hours
Falkland Island Time UTC – 4 hours
Fernando de Noronha Time UTC – 2 hours
French Guiana Time UTC – 3 hours
Guyana Time UTC – 4 hours
Peru Time UTC – 5 hours
Paraguay Summer Time UTC – 3 hours
Paraguay Time UTC – 4 hours
Suriname Time UTC – 3 hours
Uruguay Summer Time UTC – 2 hours
Uruguay Time UTC – 3 hours
Venezuelan Standard Time UTC – 4:30 hours

Please note that some of these numbers are easier to find than others. A few of these South America stats come from their own reports, but some are based on news reports and not official company tallies. No information contained on DMR should be relied upon to make investment decisions. Basically, this is the best I can find and I don’t guarantee anything to be 100%.

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