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A blank map of South America is a perfect tool for studying or teaching the geographical details of the South American continent. Download your free South America outline map from this page as a PDF file, and print it out for yourself, your students, or your children. Get your blank South America map now!
Apart from the maps on this page, we offer several versions of a labeled South America map with countries. Additionally, we provide labeled and blank maps of many South American countries, such as Argentina and Brazil. Check them out, too!
South America Outline Map
Our first map is an empty map of South America that only shows the continent’s outline with its outer boundary. Scroll further down to find more detailed black-and-white maps of South America.
South America is a vast continent with a land area of 6,890,000 square miles (17,840,000 square kilometers). It borders with the Pacific Ocean, the Caribbean Sea, the Atlantic Ocean, and the Antarctic Ocean. From the world’s highest waterfall to long rivers and the driest place on earth, there is a lot to discover in this fantastic part of the world.
South America Map Outline
Here is an alternative and more detailed version of an outline map of South America. Besides the mainland, it shows islands like Isla Margarita, the Galapagos Islands, and the Falkland Islands (Islas Malvinas). You can download this and some other blank South America maps in two formats, A4 and A5.
South America is located in the western hemisphere and (for the greater part) the southern hemisphere of our planet, making up about 12% of its landmass. The continent is home to various landscapes, from the Amazon rainforest via the Atacama Desert to some of the world’s highest mountains, such as the Aconcagua in the Argentinian Andes.
Map of South America Unlabeled
Download, save, and print an empty South America map with or without country borders. You can have your students or kids add the names of the South American countries or even draw all borders by themselves.
Here is a blank South America map with a slight 3D effect:
Twelve sovereign countries share the mainland of South America. These are Argentina, Bolivia, Brazil, Chile, Colombia, Ecuador, Guyana, Paraguay, Peru, Suriname, Uruguay and Venezuela. French Guiana is an overseas department of France. The Falkland Islands, South Georgia, and the South Sandwich Islands are British Overseas Territories in the South Atlantic.
Blank Map of South America Printable
The Amazon River is one of the most famous features of South America. Next to the Nile, it is the longest river in the world and runs through Brazil, Peru, and Colombia. Also, large portions of South America are covered by rainforests and are home to a diverse array of plant and animal life.
The following map is a South America map with solid color.
Unlabeled Map of South America
The large majority of the population of South America lives along the continent’s eastern and western coasts. The far south and the interior are much less populated. The west of South America is dominated by the Andes mountains, the longest continental mountain range. The eastern part of the continent contains both vast lowlands and highland regions. This is also where the Amazon, Paraná, and Orinoco flow. A considerable portion of South America has a tropical climate.
Our following map is a blank political map of South America showing all the country borders. Please note that the Archipelago of San Andrés, Providencia, and Santa Catalina is omitted.
South America’s cultural and ethnic structure is based on the interaction of indigenous peoples with conquerors and immigrants from Europe as well as slaves from Africa. As a result of the long period of colonialism, the vast majority of the population of South America have Spanish or Portuguese as their mother tongue. Only Suriname (Dutch), French Guiana (French), and Guyana (English) have other official languages.
Printable Blank Map of South America
A printable map of South America is useful for many different purposes. Click on the link below the image of the desired map to download it as a free PDF file.
Here is a blank map of South America PDF showing all the countries and their capitals. For Bolivia, two capitals are marked on the map. The reason is that La Paz is the seat of government, but Sucre is the constitutional capital.
What are the Capitals of the Countries of South America?
Here is a list of all the capitals of the South American countries:
- Argentina – Buenos Aires
- Bolivia – La Paz / Sucre
- Brazil – Brasilia
- Chile – Santiago de Chile
- Colombia – Bogotá
- Ecuador – Quito
- French Guiana – Cayenne
- Guyana – Georgetown
- Paraguay – Asunción
- Peru – Lima
- Suriname – Paramaribo
- Uruguay – Montevideo
- Venezuela – Caracas
A printable map of South America is useful for many different purposes. Click on the link below the image of the desired map. You can download any South America maps on this page as a PDF file for free.
Blank South America Map – Transparent PNG
If you want the following map to be transparent, you need to download the image, not the PDF file.
All the maps on this page can be an excellent resource for learning about the geography of South America. A printed and colored map can decorate your classroom wall or be used in any other school project. Alternatively, you could use a printable map of South America without labels for professional purposes.
Blank Map of South America for Practice Worksheet
Here is another South America map without labels that can be used for map worksheets. It is slightly less detailed than the similar one further above.
Teachers can use a map of South America for practice worksheets to create exercises for their geography class. You can also utilize blank maps for geography quizzes or homework assignments. Pupils can complete the printed map with country names, cities, and rivers. A worksheet with a blank printable map can help school children and other learners memorize countries and other geographical characteristics.
More Free Maps to Download and Print
Below, you’ll find a collection of links to other blank maps that you might be interested in. They all can be great tools to learn and teach about geography, history, politics, and social studies. You can also download world maps or continent maps, and we also offer timeline maps of the EU. All printable maps on this website are available as PDF files.
Blank Country Maps
- Argentina Blank Map
- Map of Argentina with Provinces
- Blank Map of Brazil
- Uruguay Blank Map
- Blank Map of Bolivia
- Colombia Blank Map
- Blank Map of Venezuela
- Panama Blank Map
- United States Blank Map
- Blank Map of Canada
- UK Map Blank
- Blank Map of France
- Germany Blank Map
- Italy Outline Map
- World Map With Continents
- Blank Map of the World
- World Map for Kids
- Political World Map
- World Map with Longitudes and Latitudes
- Physical World Map
- World Map with Oceans
- World Map Poster
- Labeled Map of Europe
- Blank Map of Europe
- Map of North America with Labels
- Blank Printable Map of North America
- Labeled Map of Asia
- Map of South America with Labels
- Labeled Map of Africa
- Map of Antarctica with Labels
- Labeled Map of Australia