Administrative unit

South America

Continent

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Preferred Name:
SOUTH AMERICA
Unit Type:
Continent
Date created:
 
Date abolished:
 
Unit ID:
10618484
Authorities:
Encyclopaedia Britannica Inc., Encyclopaedia Britannica 15th ed. (London: Encyclopaedia Britannica Inc. UK, 1986)

Notes:

Continent, Western Hemisphere. The world's fourth largest continent, it is bounded by the Caribbean Sea to the northwest, the Atlantic Ocean to the northeast, east, and southeast, and the Pacific Ocean to the west. It is separated from Antarctica by the Drake Passage and is joined to North America by the Isthmus of Panama (Encyclopædia Britannica).

Alternative names

The following alternative names exist:

Name Status Language Start End Authority
SOUTH AMERICA Preferred English     Encyclopaedia Britannica Inc., Encyclopaedia Britannica 15th ed. (London: Encyclopaedia Britannica Inc. UK, 1986)
AMEERIKA LÕUNAOSA Preferred Estonian     Aare Vesi, Estonian - English - Estonian Dictionary
SÖDERAMERIKA Preferred Swedish     Institute for Language and Folklore, Språkrådet Swedish-English Dictionary

Unit associations

We know of no associations with other units.

Unit history

This unit was part of the following units:

Name Type Start End Authority
WORLD Gazetteer root record     Encyclopaedia Britannica Inc., Encyclopaedia Britannica 15th ed. (London: Encyclopaedia Britannica Inc. UK, 1986)

Boundary changes

We know of no boundary changes affecting this unit.

Lower level units

This unit contained the following units:

Name Type Start End Authority
ARGENTINA Sov Country     United Nations, Statistical Division of the United Nations
BOLIVIA Sov Country     United Nations, Statistical Division of the United Nations
BRAZIL Sov Country     United Nations, Statistical Division of the United Nations
CHILE Sov Country     United Nations, Statistical Division of the United Nations
COLOMBIA Sov Country     United Nations, Statistical Division of the United Nations
ECUADOR Sov Country     United Nations, Statistical Division of the United Nations
FALKLAND ISLANDS Dep Country     United Nations, Statistical Division of the United Nations
FRENCH GUIANA Dep Country     United Nations, Statistical Division of the United Nations
GUYANA Sov Country     United Nations, Statistical Division of the United Nations
PARAGUAY Sov Country     United Nations, Statistical Division of the United Nations
PERU Sov Country     United Nations, Statistical Division of the United Nations
SURINAME Sov Country     United Nations, Statistical Division of the United Nations
URUGUAY Sov Country     United Nations, Statistical Division of the United Nations
VENEZUELA Sov Country     United Nations, Statistical Division of the United Nations
How to reference this page:

GB Historical GIS / University of Portsmouth, South America through time | Census tables with data for the Continent, A Vision of Britain through Time.

URL: http://www.visionofbritain.org.uk/unit/10618484

Date accessed: 02nd April 2020