- Andean states
The Andean States are nations in
South Americathat contain portions of—or border—the Andes mountain range. Politically speaking, Argentinais usually not considered part of the Andean States as it is part of the Southern Coneand it is not a member of the Andean Community of Nations(which Venezuelais in the process of leaving and Chilewill soon be rejoining). The Andes occupy the western part of South America, and are associated with the following countries:
North - Bordering the
Caribbean SeaThis region haver parts of is semi-tropical climate.
VenezuelaWest - Bordering the Pacific Ocean
PeruCentral - Landlocked
Other regions in South America include the Guyana Highlands,
Southern Coneand Eastern South America.
When grouped as "the Andean states", the emphasis is, of course, on the mountainous regions of these countries. For example, the Argentine "
pampas" are not part of the Andean region, but western Argentina is part of the Andean region, and has cultural continuities with its Andean neighbors. Venezuela, Colombia, Peru, Ecuador and Bolivia are part of the Andean Community (a trade grouping), and each contains Amazon Rainforestand Amazonian indigenous people as well as Andean mountains.
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