ThorWorks / SealMaster Territories in South America (about

ThorWorks / SealMaster Territories in South America (about 59) Colombia. ​
Colombia is ​
1,141,748 km2 and ​
the 26th largest country by area and the fourth largest in South America after Brazil, Argentina, and Peru. With over 46 million people, Colombia is the 27th largest country in the world by population and has, after Mexico, the second largest population of any Spanish­speaking country in the world. It is divided into 32 departments and one federal district containing the capital of Bogota. (See map below.) We find that Colombia can be divided into approximately 6 territories. Starting from the North, we can carve out the following territories (with approximate size in km2/population in millions in parenthesis of each department): 1. La Guajira (20/.5), Cesar (23/1), Norte de Santander (21/1.5), Santander (31/2.1), and Boyacá​
(23/1.4) 2. Magdalena (23/1.4), Atlantico (3/2.4) ​
Bolívar (26/2.2), Sucre (11/.9), Cordoba (25/1.4), and San Andrés y Providencia ​
(.1/.1). 3. Antioquia (63/5.8), ​
(47/.4), Risaralda (4/1), and Caldas(8/1.2) 4. Cundinamarca (24/2.4), Distrito Capital (1.6/7.1), Tolima (24/1.3), ​
Quindío (2/.6), Huila (20/1), and Meta (86/.8). 5. Valle del Cauca (22/4.5), Cauca (29/1.4), ​
(33/1.8), and Putumayo (24/.4) 6. The vast expanses West of the Andes have a relatively small population and lag in development. These are, therefore, not ideal SealMaster territories. Still, by combining most of these Departments into one large territory, the right sales team should have sufficient demand to operate profitably. This would include the following Departments: Amazonas(110/.1), ​
Vaupés (54/.1), ​
Guainía (72/.1), Vichada (100/.1), Casanare (44/.1), Arauca (23/.1), Guaviare (53/.1), and ​
Caquetá (89/.5). With development and population growth, this could become a great territory. Venezuela. ​
Venezuela is ​
916,445 square kilometres ​
and has a population of about 29 million. It is divided into 10 regions as seen in the map and table below. Administrative regions
Name Subregions Andean Barinas ​
, Mérida ​
, Táchira ​
, Trujillo 7/.7​
, Páez Municipality of Apure Capital Miranda ​
, Vargas ​
, Capital District .4/2.1 Central Aragua ​
, Carabobo ​
, Cojedes ​
15/.3 Central­Western Falcón ​
, Lara ​
, Portuguesa ​
, Yaracuy 7/.6 Guayana Bolívar ​
, Amazonas ​
, Delta Amacuro 40/.2 Insular Nueva Esparta ​
, Federal Dependencies Llanos Apure ​
(excluding Paez Municipality), Guárico 65/.8 North­Eastern Anzoátegui ​
Monagas ​
, Sucre ​
12/1 Zulian Zulia ​
63/4 Zona en Reclamación Guayana Esequiba (Numbers show approximate size in km2/population in millions) We find that Venezuela can be divided into approximately 4 territories, as follows: 1. The Zulian and Andean regions would be one territory. 2. The Central and Central­Western would be another. 3. The Capital and Llanos regions are the next one, and could also serve the Insular region. 4. The fourth would be the North­Eastern and Guayana regions. Venezuela also claims the Guayana Esequiba territory which comprises six districts in the independent nation of Guyana, but that is not included here. Brazil. ​
The Brazilian economy is the world's fifth largest by nominal GDP and the sixth largest by purchasing power parity (2011). Brazil is one of the world's fastest growing major economies. It covers ​
8,515,767 km2 (5th largest in the world) and has ​
over 193 million people. Brazil's twenty­six states and the Federal District (Distrito Federal) are divided conventionally into five regions­­North (Norte), Northeast, Southeast (Sudeste), South, and Center­West (see fig. 4). Territories 1­3: The North is the country's largest region, covering 45.3 percent of the national territory. The largest population concentrations are in eastern Pará State and in Rondônia. The major cities are Belém and Santarém in Pará, and Manaus in Amazonas. Although all of the states in this region are large enough to be considered one or more distribution territories, some have rather small populations and lack of development. Rondônia, Acre, Amazonas, and Roraima will, therefore, be one territory for now, but with a provision to reconsider every 5­10 years. Part of Pará plus Amapá are the second; the other part of Pará plus Tocantins are the third; both with a provision to reconsider each 5­10 years. On 11 December 2011, a plebiscite was held in the state of Pará to consult the population about the possibility of creation of two other states in its territory. Depending of the results, two new states (Tapajós and Carajás), one of them, or neither will be created. If the referendum was favorable to the creation of both states, Pará's territory would be reduced to about 25% of its original size, the number of states will increase to twenty­eight, and we may want to revise the territory equation slightly Territories 4­11: The Northeast, with 1,561,178 square kilometers, covers 18.3 percent of the national territory. The population is densest along the coast, where eight of the nine state capitals are located, but is also spread throughout the interior. Rio Grande do Norte and Paraíba make up the fourth territory, Pernambuco, Alagoas, and Sergipe the fifth, Ceará is the sixth, Piauí and Maranhão are the seventh and eighth, although either or both may be subdivided into two territories, Bahia could be 3 more territories. Territories 12­16: The Southeast region combines the highest living standards in Brazil with pockets of urban poverty. The region has most of Brazil's industrial production. The state of São Paulo alone accounts for half of the country's industries. Agriculture, also very strong, has diversified and now uses modern ranching and charcoal making. Espírito Santo and Rio de Janeiro is one territory (12). Minas Gerais, large but poorer, could be two more territories, for now (13­14). São Paulo would be two more (15­16). Territories 17­19: The three states in the temperate South­­Paraná ​
, Rio Grande do Sul ​
, and Santa Catarina 9​
­­cover 577,214 square kilometers, or 6.8 percent of the national territory. The region is almost as densely settled as the Southeast, but the population is more concentrated along the coast. The major cities are Curitiba and Porto Alegre. The inhabitants of the South enjoy relatively high living standards. Each of these states would be a territory (17­19). Territories 20­23: The Center­West has 1,612,077 square kilometers and covers 18.9 percent of the national territory. The average population density is low, with concentrations in and around the cities of Brasília, Goiânia, Campo Grande, and Cuiabá. Living standards are below the national average, except in the Federal District. Goiás should be divided into two territories, with the Federal District being part of one of them (20­21). The huge state of Mato Grosso will be considered one territory for now, but could be divided in the future (22). Same for Mato Grosso do Sul (23). In all, therefore, Brazil could have 23 or more territories, but it would be prudent to start out with about one territory in each of the five traditional regions and require development of the other territories according to a set schedule. Rest of South America South America has an area of 17,840,000 square kilometers. Its population as of 2005 has been estimated at more than 371,090,000. Most of the population lives near the Western or Eastern coasts of the continents while the interior and the far South area sparsely populated. Having already discussed the Northern parts and Brazil, remain the countries shown in the following table: Country or territory Area
Population (July 2009 est.) Capital Argentina 2,766,890 km​
2 40,482,000 Buenos Aires Bolivia 1,098,580 km​
2 9,863,000 La Paz and Sucre Chile 756,950 km​
2 16,928,873 Santiago Ecuador 283,560 km​
2 14,573,101 Quito Falkland Islands (United 12,173 km​
2 Kingdom) 3,140 Port Stanley French Guiana​
(France) 91,000 km​
2 221,500 Cayenne​
(Préfecture) Guyana 214,999 km​
2 772,298 Georgetown Paraguay 406,750 km​
2 6,831,306 Asunción Peru 1,285,220 km​
2 29,132,013 Lima South Georgia and 2 South Sandwich Islands 3,093 km​
(United Kingdom) 20 Grytviken Suriname 163,270 km​
2 472,000 Paramaribo Trinidad and Tobago 262.7 km​
2 1,252,800 Port of Spain Uruguay 176,220 km​
2 3,477,780 Montevideo These should include approximately the following number of territories: Argentina 10, Bolivia 4, Chile 4, Ecuador 1, French Guyana, Guyana, and Suriname 1, Paraguay 2, Peru 3, and Uruguay 1. The rest would have to be combined with some other territory. Let us take a closer look at some of these countries. Argentina. ​
The country is a federation of 23 provinces and the autonomous city of Buenos Aires, its capital and largest city. (See map below.) It is the eighth­largest country in the world by land area, but much of it is sparsely populated or developed. Based on that map and other descriptions of each province, the follow territories are envisaged for Argentina (numbers in parentheses referring to size in km2 and population in million of each): 1. Jujuy (53/.7) and Salta (155/1.2) 2. Formosa (72/.5) and Chaco (99/1.1) 3. Misiones (30/1.1) and Corrientes (88/1) 4 Catamarca (103/.4), Tucumán (23/1.5), and Santiago del Estero (136/.9) 5 Santa Fe (133/3.2) and Entre Ríos (79/1.2) 6 La Rioja (90/.3), San Juan (90/.7), Mendoza (149/1.7), and San Luis (77/.4) 7 Córdoba (165/3.3) and La Pampa (143/.3) 8 Buenos Aires (307/15.6) 9 Neuquén (94/.6) and Río Negro (302/.6) 10 Chubut (225/.5), Santa Cruz (244/.3), and Tierra del Fuego (21/.1) Bolivia. ​
The Bolivian population, estimated at 10 million, is multiethnic​
. ​
Bolivia is ​
1,098,581 km2 and ​
divided into nine departments. (See map below.) Based on a review of each department, the following 4 territories are suggested: 1 Pando and La Paz, 2 Beni and Cochabamba, 3 Oruro, Potosi, Chuquisaca, and Tarija, and 4 Santa Cruz. Chile. ​
This is a ​
756,096.3 km2 country with 17 million people. ​
In 2006, Chile became the country with the highest nominal GDP per capita in Latin America​
. Over the last several years, Chile has signed free trade agreements with the European Union, South Korea, New Zealand, Singapore, Brunei, China, Japan and several other countries. ​
Chile is divided into 15 regions. (See map and table below.) Key Name (English/Spanis
h) XV Arica y Parinacota I Tarapacá II Antofagasta III Atacama IV Coquimbo V Valparaíso VI Libertador General Rancagua Bernardo O'Higgins Región de Arica y Parinacota
Región de Tarapacá
Región de Antofagasta
Región de Atacama
Región de Coquimbo
Región de Valparaíso
Capital Area (km​
) Population Arica 16,898.6 189,644 Iquique 41,799.5 238,950 Antofagasta 126,049.1 493,984 Copiapó 75,176.2 254,336 La Serena 40,579.9 603,210 Valparaíso 16,396.1 1,539,852 16,387 780,627 Región del Libertador General Bernardo O'Higgins
VII Maule VIII Bío Bío IX La Araucanía XIV Los Ríos X Los Lagos XI Aysén del General Carlos Ibáñez del Coihaique Campo Región del Maule
Región del Bío Bío
Región de la Araucanía
Región de Los Ríos
Región de Los Lagos
Talca 30,296.1 908,097 Concepción 37,062.6 1,861,562 Temuco 31,842.3 869,535 Valdivia 18,429.5 356,396 Puerto Montt 48,584.5 716,739 108,494.4 91,492 132,297.2 150,826 15,403.2 6,061,185 Región Aisén del General Carlos Ibáñez del Campo
XII Magallanes y la Antártica Chilena Punta Arenas Región de Magallanes y de la Antártica Chilena
RM Santiago Metropolitan Región Metropolitana de Santiago
Santiago Referring to the numerals in the map and table above, the following 4 territories are envisaged for Chile: Territory1: XV, I, II, and III Territory 2: IV, V, VI, and RM Territory 3: VII, VIII, and IX Territory 4: X, XI, XII Ecuador. ​
This country ​
has an area of 258,238 km2 and a population of about 16 million. The following table shows its 23 administrative divisions: Administrativ
e divisions of Ecuador Province Surface (km²) Population (2010) Capital 1 Azuay 8,639 702,893 Cuenca 2 Bolivar 3,254 182,744 Guaranda 3 Cañar 3,908 223,463 Azogues 4 Carchi 3,699 165,659 Tulcan 5 Chimborazo 5,287 452,352 Riobamba 6 Cotopaxi 6,569 406,798 Latacunga 7 El Oro 5,988 588,546 Machala 8 Esmeraldas 15,216 520,711 Esmeraldas 9 Galápagos 8,010 22,770 Puerto Baquerizo Moreno 10 Guayas 17,139 3,573,003 Guayaquil 11 Imbabura 4,599 400,359 Ibarra 12 Loja 11,027 446,743 Loja 13 Los Rios 6,254 765,274 Babahoyo 14 Manabi 18,400 1,345,779 Portoviejo 15 Morona Santiago 25,690 147,886 Macas 16 Napo 13,271 104,047 Tena 17 Orellana 20,773 137,848 Puerto Francisco de Orellana 18 Pastaza 29,520 84,329 Puyo 19 Pichincha 9,494 2,570,201 Quito 20 Santa Elena 3,763 301,168 Santa Elena 21 Santo Domingo de 3,857 los Tsachilas 365,965 Santo Domingo 22 Sucumbios 18,612 174,522 Nueva Loja 23 Tungurahua 3,334 500,775 Ambato 24 Zamora Chinchipe 10,556 91,219 Zamora In Ecuador, there are 7 regions or zones, each shaped by the following province: ● Region 1 (42,126 km²): Esmeraldas, Carchi, Imbabura y Sucumbios. Administrative city: Ibarra. ● Region 2 (43,498 km²): Pichincha, Napo y Orellana. Administrative city: Tena. ● Region 3 (44,710 km²): Chimborazo, Tungurahua, Pastaza y Cotopaxi. Administrative city: Riobamba. ● Region 4 (22,257 km²): Manabí y Santo Domingo de los Tsachilas. Administrative city: Ciudad Alfaro. ● Region 5 (38,420): Santa Elena, Guayas, Los Ríos, Galápagos y Bolívar. Administrative city: Milagro. ● Region 6 (38,237 km²): Cañar, Azuay y Morona Santiago. Administrative city: Cuenca. ● Region 7 (27,571 km²): El Oro, Loja y Zamora Chinchipe. Administrative city: Loja Quito and Guayaquil are Metropolitans Districts. Galápagos despite being included within the Region 4 also runs a special scheme. Hence, Ecuador will be divided into two roughly equal territories, one covering regions 1­3 and Quito; the other covering regions 4­7 and Guayaquil. French Guiana, Guyana, and Suriname​
. The first is an overseas region of France on the North Atlantic coast of South America. Its 83,534 km2 area has a very low population density, with half of its 236,250 people in 2011 living in the metropolitan area of Cayenne, its capital. This area would not be a separate territory, but might be combined with either Guyana or Suriname or with both. At 215,000 square kilometres, Guyana is the third­smallest independent state on the mainland of South America after Uruguay and Suriname. Its population is approximately 770,000, which is also low for a SealMaster territory. At just under 165,000 km2, Suriname is the smallest sovereign state in South America. Suriname has a population of approximately 560,000, most of whom live on the country's North coast, where the capital Paramaribo is located. This population may also too small for a separate territory. The three should probably be combined into one territory. (Possibly, this area may later be divided into two territories.) Paraguay. ​
As of 2009, Paraguay's population was estimated to be at around 6.5 million, most of whom are concentrated in the Southeast of the country. The capital and largest city is Asunción, whose metropolitan area is home to nearly a third of the population. Paraguay has long been one of the region's poorest, least­developed, and most isolated countries. In 2010, the economy grew by 14.5%, the largest economic expansion in Latin America, and the third fastest in the world (after Qatar and Singapore). By 2011, economic growth had slowed to 6.4%, still far higher than the global average. With ​
406,752 km2, the country could eventually support 2 territories, but, for now, about half of the area (the most populated Southeast area) will be made exclusive, with an option to add the other half later. Peru. ​
Peru covers 1,285,216 km2 and is divided into 25 regions and the province of Lima. The economy of Peru is classified as ​
upper middle income by the World Bank and is the 39th largest in the world. Peru is, as of 2011, one of the world's fastest­growing economies owing to the economic boom experienced during the 2000s. ​
Discounting the large and less developed Loreto​
, ​
, and ​
Madre de Dios regions with small populations, Peru may be divided into 5 territories, each with over 100,000 km2 and each with about 4­5 regions, thus: 1. Lima, Pasco, and Junín regions could be one of those territories, and probably the first to be developed for SealMaster. It includes the capital, Lima, with almost 8 million population. The sparsely populated Ucayali region may also be added to this territory. The rest of the territories would also run from the coast and inland, probably two territories North of Lima and two South, thus: 2. Tumbes (4/.2), Piura (36/1.6), Lambayeque (14/1.1), Cajamarca (33/1.4), Amazonas (39/.4), and Loreto. 3. La Libertad (26/1.5), San Martin (51/.7), Ancash (36/1), and Huánuco (37/.7). 4. Ica, Huancavelica, Ayacucho, Apurímac, Cusco, and Madre de Dios. 5. Arequipa (63/1.1), Moquegua (16/.2), Tacna (16/.3), and Puno (67/1.3). Uruguay. ​
With an area of approximately 176,000 square kilometres, Uruguay is the second­smallest nation in South America by area, after Suriname. It is home to 3.3 million people, of whom 1.8 million live in the capital Montevideo and its metropolitan area. An estimated 88% of the population is of European descent. This would be one territory. The remaining areas of South America should simply be allocated to the most appropriate other territory, or could remain non­exclusive.