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
1. Buenos Aires Argentina 13,076,300
2. São Paulo Brazil 10,021,295
3. Lima Peru 7,737,002
4. Bogotá Colombia 7,102,602
5. Rio de Janeiro Brazil 6,023,699
6. Santiago Chile 4,837,295
7. Caracas Venezuela 3,000,000
8. Salvador Brazil 2,711,840
9. Fortaleza Brazil 2,400,000
10. Cali Colombia 2,392,877
11. Belo Horizonte Brazil 2,373,224
12. Maracaibo Venezuela 2,225,000
13. Brasília Brazil 2,207,718
14. Medellín Colombia 1,999,979
15. Guayaquil Ecuador 1,952,029
16. Maracay Venezuela 1,754,256
17. Curitiba Brazil 1,718,421
18. Manaus Brazil 1,598,210
19. Asunción Paraguay 1,482,200
20. Recife Brazil 1,478,098
21. Córdoba Argentina 1,428,214
22. Belém Brazil 1,407,737
23. Quito Ecuador 1,399,814
24. Valencia Venezuela 1,385,083
25. Barranquilla Colombia 1,380,425
26. Porto Alegre Brazil 1,372,741
27. Santa Cruz de la Sierra Bolivia 1,364,389
28. Montevideo Uruguay 1,270,737
29. Rosario Argentina 1,173,533
30. Goiânia Brazil 1,171,195
31. Guarulhos Brazil 1,169,577
32. Campinas Brazil 1,031,554
33. Nova Iguaçu Brazil 1,002,118
34. Maceió Brazil 954,991
35. Cartagena Colombia 952,024
36. São Luís Brazil 917,237
37. Cochabamba Bolivia 900,414
38. Mendoza Argentina 876,884
39. Arequipa Peru 841,130
40. Duque de Caxias Brazil 818,329
41. Callao Peru 813,264
42. La Paz Bolivia 812,799
43. Barquisimeto Venezuela 809,490
44. San Miguel de Tucumán Argentina 781,023
45. Natal Brazil 763,043
46. Trujillo Peru 747,450
47. Ciudad Guayana Venezuela 746,535
48. Teresina Brazil 744,512
49. São Bernardo do Campo Brazil 743,372
50. Campo Grande Brazil 729,151
51. Cúcuta Colombia 721,398
52. Jaboatão Brazil 702,621
53. La Plata Argentina 694,167
54. Osasco Brazil 677,856
55. Santo André Brazil 662,373
56. João Pessoa Brazil 650,883
57. Jaboatão dos Guararapes Brazil 630,008
58. Contagem Brazil 627,123
59. São José dos Campos Brazil 613,764
60. Chiclayo Peru 577,375
61. Bucaramanga Colombia 571,820
62. Uberlândia Brazil 563,536
63. Sorocaba Brazil 558,862
64. Mar del Plata Argentina 553,935
65. Ribeirão Preto Brazil 551,267
66. Cuiabá Brazil 521,934
67. Quilmes Argentina 518,788
68. Salta Argentina 512,686
69. Aparecida de Goiânia Brazil 510,770
70. Puente Alto Chile 510,417
71. Aracaju Brazil 490,175
72. Santa Fe de la Vera Cruz Argentina 489,505
73. Feira de Santana Brazil 481,911
74. Londrina Brazil 471,832
75. Juiz de Fora Brazil 470,193
76. Belford Roxo Brazil 466,096
77. Joinville Brazil 461,304
78. Niterói Brazil 456,456
79. São João de Meriti Brazil 454,849
80. San Juan Argentina 447,048
81. Pereira Colombia 440,118
82. Iquitos Peru 437,620
83. Ananindeua Brazil 433,956
84. Santa Marta Colombia 431,781
85. Barcelona Venezuela 424,795
86. Ibagué Colombia 421,685
87. Florianópolis Brazil 412,724
88. Santos Brazil 411,403
89. Maturín Venezuela 410,972
90. Ribeirão das Neves Brazil 406,802
91. Vila Velha Brazil 394,930
92. Serra Brazil 394,153
93. Bello Colombia 392,939
94. Diadema Brazil 390,633
95. Campos Brazil 387,417
96. Resistencia Argentina 387,158
97. Mauá Brazil 386,069
98. Betim Brazil 384,000
99. Pasto Colombia 382,236
100. Caxias do Sul Brazil 381,270