List of South American countries by population

This is a list of South American countries by population based on the country population estimates published by the UN.[1]

South American population by country (top 8)

  Brazil (49.4%)
  Colombia (11.8%)
  Argentina (10.5%)
  Peru (7.6%)
  Venezuela (6.6%)
  Chile (4.4%)
  Ecuador (4.1%)
  Bolivia (2.7%)
  Other (2.9%)



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Country Population Pct of
total
Annual growth Doubling
time
(years)[a]
Rate Increment
 Brazil 211,844,094 49.4% 0.75% 1,588,831 93
 Colombia 50,682,108 11.8% 1.37% 694,345 51
 Argentina 44,991,926 10.5% 0.95% 427,423 73
 Peru 32,774,225 7.65% 1.63% 534,220 43
 Venezuela 28,331,978 6.61% -1.29% -365,483 -53
 Chile 19,064,470 4.45% 1.19% 226,867 59
 Ecuador 17,520,146 4.09% 1.69% 296,090 41
 Bolivia 11,593,922 2.70% 1.41% 163,474 50
 Paraguay 7,089,343 1.65% 1.27% 90,035 55
 Uruguay 3,467,975 0.809% 0.36% 12,485 193
 Guyana 784,653 0.183% 0.48% 3,766 145
 Suriname 584,082 0.136% 0.93% 5,432 75
 French Guiana 286,307 0.0668% 2.55% 7,301 28
 Falkland Islands 3,451 0.000805% 4.42% 153 16
 Total 429,018,680 100.0%
  1. ^ At the current growth rate (halving time for negative numbers).
  1. ^ "Total Population - Both Sexes" (EXCEL). World Population Prospects, the 2019 Revision. United Nations Department of Economic and Social Affairs, Population Division, Population Estimates and Projections Section. June 2019. Retrieved 17 June 2019.