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 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
(30 November 2022)
Pct of
Annual growth[a]Doubling time
 French Guiana308,0820.07%7,0182.55%28
 Falkland Islands3,9150.00%1434.42%16
  1. ^ Population growth calculation from UN estimates for 2018 and 2019.[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.