List of South American countries by population

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This is a list of the countries of South American countries and dependent territories by population, which is sorted by the mid-year normalized demographic projections.


Table[edit]

Rank Country
(or dependent territory)
June 1, 2013
projection[1]
% of
pop.
Average
relative
annual
growth
(%)[2]
Average
absolute
annual
growth
[3]
Estimated
doubling
time
(Years)[4]
Alternative
figure
Date Source
1  Brazil 201,033,000 49.00 0.87 1,685,000 80 201,032,714 July 1, 2013 Official estimate
2  Colombia 47,130,000 11.81 1.17 544,000 60 47,774,000 September 25, 2014 Official population clock
3  Argentina 41,350,000 10.36 1.13 464,000 61 40,117,096 October 27, 2010 Final 2010 census result
4  Peru 30,476,000 7.63 1.12 339,000 62 30,475,144 June 30, 2013 Official estimate
5  Venezuela 29,760,000 7.45 1.67 490,000 42 28,946,101 October 30, 2011 Preliminary 2011 census result
6  Chile 16,841,000 4.22 1.01 168,000 69 16,634,603 April 9, 2012 Final 2012 census result
7  Ecuador 15,779,000 3.95 1.66 258,000 42 15,832,600 September 25, 2014 Official population clock
8  Bolivia 10,517,000 2.63 2.02 208,000 35 10,389,913 November 21, 2012 Preliminary 2012 census result
9  Paraguay 6,849,000 1.72 2.64 176,000 27 6,672,631 2012 Official estimate
10  Uruguay 3,297,000 0.83 0.18 6,000 381 3,286,314 September 30, 2011 Final 2011 census result
11  Guyana 798,000 0.20 0.50 4,000 138 784,894 2010 Official estimate
12  Suriname 539,000 0.14 0.94 5,000 74 534,189 August 13, 2012 Preliminary 2012 census result
13  French Guiana 259,000 0.06 3.60 9,000 20 229,040 January 1, 2010 Official estimate
14  Falkland Islands (UK)[5] 3,000 0.00 0.00 0 - 2,563 April 15, 2012 2012 census result
Total 404,630,715 100.00 1.10 4,356,000 63

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References[edit]

  1. ^ Calculated, when available, from the latest national censuses or most recent official estimates (many of which are cited in their respective column), using the [[exponential function|exponential]k] formula shown on the List of countries by past and future population article. This is done to normalize the different populations to a unique date, so that they are really comparable.
  2. ^ It corresponds to the following formula: projection2013/projection2012x100-100.
  3. ^ It corresponds to the calculation: projection2013*annual_growth/100.
  4. ^ It corresponds to the formula: LN(2)/LN(growth/100+1), which produces exactly the same result as LOG10(2)/LOG10(growth/100+1).
  5. ^ Islands claimed by Argentina. Possessed by the British from 5 January 1833, it was briefly captured by the Argentinian forces during the Falklands War (April 2-June 14, 1982)