List of South American countries by population

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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 10)

  Brazil (49.4%)
  Colombia (11.8%)
  Argentina (10.5%)
  Peru (7.6%)
  Venezuela (6.7%)
  Chile (4.4%)
  Ecuador (4.1%)
  Bolivia (2.7%)
  Paraguay (1.6%)
  Uruguay (0.8%)
  Other (0.4%)
CountryProjected population
(27 November 2021)
Pct of
Annual growth[a]Doubling time
 French Guiana275,7130.07%7,0182.55%28
 Falkland Islands3,2340.00%1434.42%16
  1. ^ Population growth calculation from UN estimates for 2019 and 2020.[1]
  2. ^ At the current growth rate (halving time for negative numbers).


  1. ^ a b "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.