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South America is a continent in the Western Hemisphere, mostly in the Southern Hemisphere, with a relatively small portion in the Northern Hemisphere. It may also be considered a subcontinent of the Americas, which is how it is viewed in Spanish and Portuguese-speaking regions of the Americas. 

Area: 17.84 million km²

Languages: Spanish, Portuguese, Guaraní, English, French, Dutch, Quechua, Aymara, Chinese, other languages

Population: 422.5 million (2016)

Dependencies: 2 non-sovereign territories

GDP per capita: $8,560 (2019; 4th)