South American Cone
In South America, the Southern Andes creates a border between Chile and Argentina; the Uruguay River separates Argentina and Uruguay; while the Paraná River divides southeastern Paraguay from Argentina.
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The Southern Cone
Capital: Buenos Aires
Explore Places of the Southern Cone
Regions + Cities
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Argentina is the second-largest country in South America, occupying most of the continent’s southern tip. Its capital is Buenos Aires across the Rio de la Plata from Uruguay.
See the official Argentina Tourism pages.
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The second-smallest country in South America, Uruguay is tucked between Argentina and Brazil. Its capital is Montevideo, a 3-hour ferry ride from Bueno Aires, Argentina. Colonia del Sacramento is a UNESCO World Heritage Site just across the Rio de la Plata from Bueno Aires.
See the official Uruguay Tourism pages.