Category Archives: South America

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Uruguay During Colonial Period

The arrival of the Europeans dates back to 1516, when the territory was discovered by the Spanish explorer Juan Díaz de Solís, who sailed on the La Plata River. However, attempts at European colonization were long discouraged by the Charruas. [5] In 1527 Sebastián Gaboto, under the orders of the Spanish monarchy, built a first fortified camp on… Read More »

How to Get to Paraguay

Paraguay arrival Airplane: the national airline in Paraguay is TAM – Mercosur. There are no direct flights to Paraguay from Germany, Austria or Switzerland. Iberia flies from Madrid to Paraguay (stopover in Sao Paulo, Brazil). VARIG flies from Munich, Frankfurt and Paris to the capital of Paraguay, Asunción (stopover in Rio de Janaeiro or Sao… Read More »

Peru Main Cities

(República del Perú). State of South America (1,285,216 km²). Capital: Lima. Administrative division: departments (25), constitutional province (1). Population: 20,475,144 (2013 estimate). Language: Aymará, Quechua and Spanish (official). Religion: Catholics 81.3%, Evangelicals 12.5%, non-religious / atheists 2.9%, others 3.3%. Monetary unit: new sol (100 cents). Human Development Index: 0.737 (82nd place). Borders: Colombia and Ecuador… Read More »

Places to Visit in Colombia

San Agustin San Agustin was once the settlement point of an ancient Indian culture from the 1st to the 8th centuries. It has been shown that the population was already trading with other peoples across the Amazon and the Pacific. Old stone statues and graves with gold gifts still bear witness to the culture of… Read More »

Los Glaciares National Park (World Heritage)

The 4500 km² national park in Patagonia encompasses a unique landscape with glaciers, mountains and rocks. The most famous glacier is the 30 km long Perito Moreno, where large blocks of ice break off at regular intervals from the 60 m high and 5 km wide glacier tongue. In contrast to glaciers in the northern… Read More »

Jesuit Missions of the Chiquitos (World Heritage)

In the 17th and 18th centuries the Jesuits founded numerous mission stations for the Bolivian woodland Indians in eastern Bolivia. The buildings of the so-called reductions represent a mixture of European-Christian tradition and local indigenous construction. Chiquitos Jesuit Missions: Facts Official title: Jesuit missions of the Chiquitos Cultural monument: almost undamaged baroque Jesuit missions and… Read More »

Jesuit Missions in Paraguay (World Heritage)

The former Jesuit reduction La Santisima Trinidad was founded in 1706 to proselytize the Indians. The settled Guaraní lived here until the expulsion of the Jesuits in 1767 in a protected area cared for by Christians. The reduction of Jesús de Tavarangue is about 10 km northwest of Trinidad. Both missions have churches and schools… Read More »

Nasca Lines and Pampas de Jumana (World Heritage)

According to zipcodesexplorer, the Nazca culture with its huge scratches on an area of ​​around 500 km² is one of the greatest archaeological puzzles in Latin America. It existed from about 350 BC. BC to AD 650 on the desert Pacific coast. Her pictures show geometric lines and patterns, people, animals and plants and probably… Read More »

Children Education in Colombia

Colombia is located in the northwesternmost corner of South America. Parts of the Amazon rainforest are found here and Colombia is one of the countries in the world with the greatest biodiversity. The country is affected by climate change, but no direct environmental considerations are taken into account, which has resulted in deforestation, soil erosion… Read More »