South America - Top 100+ Cities by Population

Population data by city is the population of the city itself, not the metro area (for specific metro area data, see our ranking by metro area). Data is as of 2011 estimates.

Rank CityCountryPopulation
101. Huancayo Peru 376,657
102. São José do Rio Preto Brazil 374,699
103. Puerto La Cruz Venezuela 370,000
104. Olinda Brazil 366,754
105. Petare Venezuela 364,684
106. Carapicuíba Brazil 361,112
107. Manizales Colombia 357,814
108. Santiago del Estero Argentina 354,692
109. Neiva Colombia 352,855
110. Campina Grande Brazil 348,936
111. Turmero Venezuela 344,700
112. Soledad Colombia 342,556
113. Piracicaba Brazil 342,209
114. Corrientes Argentina 339,067
115. Macapá Brazil 338,936
116. Ciudad Bolívar Venezuela 338,000
117. Itaquaquecetuba Brazil 336,679
118. Bauru Brazil 335,024
119. Montes Claros Brazil 332,379
120. Canoas Brazil 328,291
121. Mogi das Cruzes Brazil 325,746
122. Piura Peru 325,466
123. São Vicente Brazil 324,457
124. Villavicencio Colombia 321,717
125. Jundiaí Brazil 321,589
126. Pelotas Brazil 320,674
127. Morón Argentina 319,934
128. Anápolis Brazil 319,587
129. Chimbote Peru 316,966
130. Armenia Colombia 315,328
131. Soacha Colombia 313,945
132. Vitória Brazil 312,656
133. Cusco Peru 312,140
134. Posadas Argentina 312,060
135. Maringá Brazil 311,724
136. Pucallpa Peru 310,750
137. Guarujá Brazil 310,424
138. Antofagasta Chile 309,832
139. Valledupar Colombia 308,237
140. Porto Velho Brazil 306,180
141. San Salvador de Jujuy Argentina 305,891
142. Franca Brazil 305,041
143. Mérida Venezuela 300,000
144. Viña del Mar Chile 294,551
145. Blumenau Brazil 293,949
146. Foz do Iguaçu Brazil 293,523
147. Ponta Grossa Brazil 292,177
148. Paulista Brazil 289,971
149. Limeira Brazil 289,665
150. Viamão Brazil 285,269
151. Alto Barinas Venezuela 284,289
152. Suzano Brazil 283,314
153. Valparaíso Chile 282,448
154. Itagüí Colombia 281,853
155. Tacna Peru 280,098
156. Santa Teresa Venezuela 278,890
157. Cuenca Ecuador 276,964
158. Bahía Blanca Argentina 276,546
159. Caucaia Brazil 275,019
160. Petrópolis Brazil 272,691
161. Montería Colombia 272,420
162. Paraná Argentina 262,295
163. Sincelejo Colombia 261,187
164. Uberaba Brazil 260,843
165. Popayán Colombia 258,653
166. Cumaná Venezuela 257,783
167. Rio Branco Brazil 257,642
168. Cascavel Brazil 257,172
169. Novo Hamburgo Brazil 253,841
170. Vitória da Conquista Brazil 253,137
171. Talcahuano Chile 252,968
172. Floridablanca Colombia 252,267
173. Barueri Brazil 251,994
174. Taubaté Brazil 251,641
175. Governador Valadares Brazil 250,878
176. Praia Grande Brazil 250,027
177. San Bernardo Chile 249,858
178. Várzea Grande Brazil 249,752
179. Volta Redonda Brazil 249,580
180. Santa Maria Brazil 249,219
181. Palmira Colombia 247,986
182. Ica Peru 246,844
183. San Cristóbal Venezuela 246,583
184. Juliaca Peru 245,675
185. Baruta Venezuela 244,216
186. Santa Luzia Brazil 243,503
187. Neuquén Argentina 242,092
188. Buenaventura Colombia 240,387
189. Gravataí Brazil 238,778
190. Temuco Chile 238,129
191. Caruaru Brazil 235,371
192. Boa Vista Brazil 235,150
193. Georgetown Guyana 235,017
194. Disney Brazil 234,234
195. Ipatinga Brazil 228,746
196. Sumaré Brazil 227,977
197. San Lorenzo Paraguay 227,876
198. Iquique Chile 227,499
199. Juazeiro do Norte Brazil 225,230
200. Sucre Bolivia 224,838