South America is a continent located in the western hemisphere, mostly in the southern hemisphere, with a relatively small portion in the northern hemisphere. In other linguistic communities, it is also considered a subcontinent of America the continent.
South America has been seldom referenced in Emmerdale, including times such as:
- In December 2002, Jedediah Dingle tells his son Zak on his deathbed that their family has a lost fortune in the South American country of Chile. Following Jed's death, Zak leaves the village and his family behind in order to search for the Dingle fortune in Chile. He returns some time into 2003, his efforts all for naught.
- Rodney Blackstock and Danny Daggert visit South America in 2003.
- In 2007, Del Dingle steals £20,000 out of David Metcalfe's bank account and flees to South America.
- In February 2016, Kirin Kotecha flees to South America with the help of his father Rakesh after hitting and killing Tess Harris with his car while drunk.