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)
January 1, 2015
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 203,649,000 49.41 0.86 1,743,000 81 203,583,000 December 20, 2014 Official population clock
2  Colombia 47,942,000 11.63 1.16 552,000 60 47,919,000 December 20, 2014 Official population clock
3  Argentina 42,902,000 10.41 1.08 460,000 64 43,131,966 July 1, 2015 Official estimate
4  Peru 30,985,000 7.52 1.10 336,000 64 31,151,643 June 30, 2015 Official estimate
5  Venezuela 30,414,000 7.38 1.37 411,000 51 30,620,404 2015 Official estimate
6  Chile 17,913,000 4.35 1.05 186,000 66 18,006,407 2015 Official estimate
7  Ecuador 16,154,000 3.92 1.57 250,000 44 16,148,100 December 20, 2014 Official population clock
8  Bolivia 10,431,000 2.53 1.74 178,000 40 10,027,254 November 21, 2012 2012 census result
9  Paraguay 6,914,000 1.68 2.40 162,000 29 6,672,517 2013 Official estimate
10  Uruguay 3,307,000 0.80 0.18 6,000 382 3,404,189 June 30, 2014 Official estimate
11  Guyana 747,000 0.18 0.00 0 - 747,884 September 15, 2012 Preliminary 2012 census result
12  Suriname 557,000 0.14 1.09 6,000 64 541,638 August 13, 2012 Final 2012 census result
13  French Guiana 266,000 0.06 2.70 7,000 26 237,549 January 1, 2011 Official estimate
14  Falkland Islands (UK)[5] 3,000 0.00 0.00 0 - 2,563 April 15, 2012 Final 2012 census result
Total 412,184,000 100.00 1.05 4,297,000 66

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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 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: projection2015/projection2014x100-100.
  3. ^ It corresponds to the calculation: projection2015*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 recaptured by the Argentinian forces during the Falklands War (April 2-June 14, 1982)