Extreme points of South America
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This is a list of the extreme points of South America, the points that are farther north, south, east or west than any other location on the continent. The continent's southernmost point is incorrectly often said to be Cape Horn, but Águila Islet of the Diego Ramirez Islands is actually the southernmost point.
Latitude and longitude
Geographic coordinates expressed in WGS 84.
- Northernmost point: Santa Catalina Island in San Andrés y Providencia Department, Colombia (13°24′03″N 81°22′14″W)
- Southernmost point can be either:
- Westernmost point can be either:
- Easternmost point can be either:
South America (mainland)
- Northernmost point: Punta Gallinas, Colombia ( )
- Southernmost point: Cape Froward, Chile ( )
- Westernmost point: Punta Pariñas, Peru ( )
- Easternmost point: Ponta do Seixas, Brazil ( )
- Highest point: Aconcagua, Mendoza, Argentina at 6961 m
- Lowest point: Laguna del Carbón, Santa Cruz, Argentina at −105 m
- Geography of South America
- Extreme points of the Earth
- Extreme points of Colombia
- The geology of Chile (p. 36)
- The summit of Aconcagua is the highest point of Andes, Argentina, South America, and all of the Americas. Mount Aconcagua is the second most prominent summit on Earth.
- "Aconcagua". Summits of the World. peakbagger.com. Retrieved September 8, 2012.
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