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There are hundreds of airports in South America. Not all South America airports have regularly scheduled flights. There are many South American airlines. Other airlines from North America, Europe, and Australia also fly many flights to South American airports. AirGorilla provides flights on several hundred airlines on any given day. In fact, for South America, AirGorilla has negotiated discount rates with over 15 of the airlines through direct deals as well as through wholesalers.

Some regional airports are only served by small "local" airlines, which do not make their fares available to major travel web sites. We list most of those airports but not all of them, since its not always possible for any travel web site to sell flights on some of these privately owned airlines.

South America is a continent situated entirely in the western hemisphere and mostly in the southern hemisphere, bordered on the west by the Pacific Ocean and on the north and east by the Atlantic Ocean; Central America and the Caribbean Sea lie to the northwest. Of the world's continents, South America ranks fourth in area (after Asia, Africa, and North America) and fifth in population (after Asia, Africa, Europe, and North America).

As part of the Americas like North America, South America is named after Amerigo Vespucci, who was the first European to suggest that the Americas were not the East Indies, but a New World unknown to Europeans.

South America is a continent constituted by the southern portion of the Americas, south and east of the Panama Canal transecting the Isthmus of Panama. The South American nations that border the Caribbean Sea including Colombia, Venezuela, Guyana, Suriname, and French Guiana are also known as Caribbean South America.

South America is home to the world's highest waterfall, Angel Falls in Venezuela, the largest river (by volume), the Amazon River, the longest mountain range, the Andes, the driest desert, Atacama Desert, the largest rainforest, the Amazon Rainforest, the highest railroad, Ticlio Peru, the highest capital city, La Paz, Bolivia, the highest commercially navigable lake in the world, Lake Titicaca, and the world's southernmost town, Puerto Toro, Chile.

South America's major natural resources are gold, silver, copper, iron ore, tin, and oil. The many resources of South America have brought high income to its countries especially in times of war or of rapid economic growth by industrialized countries elsewhere. However, the concentration in producing one major export commodity often has hindered the development of diversified economies. The inevitable fluctuation in the price of commodities in the international markets has led historically to major highs and lows in the economies of South American states, often also causing extreme political instability. This is leading to efforts to diversify their production to drive them away from staying as economies dedicated to one major export.

Roman Catholicism is the dominant religion. French Guiana also has a large number of Protestants. Guyana and Suriname are exceptions, with three major religions: Christianity in general, Hinduism, and Islam.

Other branches of Christianity like Protestantism have grown steadily in South America. Jewish communities are found across South America, the largest are Sao Paulo, Brazil and Buenos Aires, Argentina. There are significant numbers of Armenian, Greek and other Eastern Orthodox churches founded by immigrants from the Middle East. (airports)



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