• Desert climate
  • Savannah climate
  • Tundra
  • Eisklima

The ecoregion Pampa (often used in the plural form Pampas ) is a grassland in south-eastern South America, on the Río de la Plata.


In the West Pampa is bounded by the Andes, to the east by the Atlantic Ocean. North of the thorn bush savannah of the Chaco joins. The use of the term can be compared removed with the Australian Outback, the South African High Veld or the New Zealand High Country.

The countries of Argentina, Uruguay and Brazil share in the boonies.

It forms the agricultural heartland of Argentina, in the dominated mainly cattle, that is, the Pampa is a growing and cattle breeding area in Argentina and Uruguay.


A distinction is made between the humid pampas in the east, which receives regular rainfall throughout the year, and the dry Pampa in the west, which merges into the shrub steppe of the Monte. The mountains of the Sierras Pampeanas are in this transition area. Typical of the Pampa is the large deposits of loess, which has contributed significantly to the fertile soils of the pampa.

The climate of the pampas is temperate. In the east, the temperature differences between summer and winter are relatively low because of the sea, in the west takes the character continental with hot summers and relatively cold, very dry winters.


In the middle of nowhere only a sparse number of domestic animals is to be found. However, this is supplemented by species from different adjacent zones ( Chaco, steppe ). Among the inhabitants of the pampas are the guanaco, a Lamaurart and the Pampas deer than herbivores. The Viscacha, a rodent species, lives in underground passages and often divides the living room with the Pampas fox. The Mara, the Nandu and the burrowing owl are more Pampa residents. Among the better-known creatures that are located in the pampas, one of the guinea pig.