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    Fast Facts

    The Amazon River is visible from space.

    The Andes are the longest mountain range in the world, stretching more than 4,000 miles through seven countries.

    According to Brazilian tradition, cats have seven lives, not nine.

    Before the arrival of the Spanish, the Incan Empire covered 35,000 square miles, almost twice the size of California.

    The first settlers of Patagonia were Welsh.

    Peru’s Inca Indians were the first to cultivate potatoes, around 200 B.C.

    The native people of the Andes Mountains have 2 to 3 more quarts of blood in their bodies than people who live at lower elevations.

    The Amazon River basin is the largest contiguous tropical rain forest in the world.

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