List of cities in South America

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This is a list of cities in South America.

Largest cities[edit]

This list features the most populated cities in South America, considering the city proper only. See the article on each city for sources. Note: Lima is composed of 45 districts which themselves are considered "cities" or "districts", for sake of simplicity, Lima Province is taken as a single city.

Ranking Name Image Country Population Year (Census or Estimate)
1 São Paulo São Paulo city (Bela Vista).jpg  Brazil 11,895,893 2014E
2 Lima Lima, Peru Sunset Skyline & Cityscape.png  Peru 8,755,262 2014E
3 Bogotá Skyline downtown Bogota.jpg  Colombia 7,776,845 2014E
4 Rio de Janeiro Rio de Janeiro night.jpg  Brazil 6,453,682 2014E
5 Santiago Santiago Skyline.jpg  Chile 4,912,500 2012C
6 Salvador Salvador BA (cropped).jpg  Brazil 2,902,927 2014E
7 Buenos Aires Buenos-aires-skyline.jpg  Argentina 2,890,151 2010C
8 Brasília Esplanada dos Ministérios, Brasília DF 04 2006.jpg  Brazil 2,852,372 2014E
9 Fortaleza Beira-mar em Fortaleza.jpg  Brazil 2,571,896 2014E
10 Belo Horizonte Belo Horizonte Panorâmica.jpg  Brazil 2,491,109 2014E
11 Medellín Panoramica Centro De Medellin.jpg  Colombia 2,441,123 2014E
12 Cali North downtown.JPG  Colombia 2,344,734 2014E
13 Guayaquil Guayas from Santa Ana.JPG  Ecuador 2,278,691 2012C
14 Caracas Skyline Caracas.jpg  Venezuela 2,079,994 2014E
15 Manaus Manaus vista do Millenium.JPG  Brazil 2,020,301 2014E
16 Curitiba Curitiba From Barigui Park.jpg  Brazil 1,864,416 2014E
17 La Matanza [[]]  Argentina 1,775,816 2010C
18 Maracaibo Maracaibo bella vista.jpg  Venezuela 1,627,501 2014E
19 Recife Rio Capibaribe (2) - Recife - Pernambuco - Brasil.jpg  Brazil 1,608,488 2014E
20 Quito Quitopanoramica.jpg  Ecuador 1,607,734 2012C
21 Porto Alegre Cais Mauá Porto Alegre 2.jpg  Brazil 1,472,482 2014E
22 Santa Cruz de la Sierra Santa Cruz Equipetrol.jpg  Bolivia 1,442,396 2012C
23 Belém Belém city2.JPG  Brazil 1,432,844 2014E
24 Goiânia Goiânia Panorama.jpg  Brazil 1,412,364 2014E
25 Córdoba Panorama del centro de Córdoba desde Parque de las naciones 2011-02-06.jpg  Argentina 1,329,604 2010C
26 Guarulhos Vista da cidade de Guarulhos (SP).JPG  Brazil 1,312,197 2014E
27 Montevideo  Uruguay 1,303,182
28 Barranquilla  Colombia 1,212,943 2014E
29 Rosario Rosario desde el aire.jpeg  Argentina 1,193,605 2010C
30 Campinas Campinas - SP - Brasil.JPG  Brazil 1,154,617 2014E
31 Barquisimeto Barquisimeto de Noche.jpg  Venezuela 1,104,186 2014E
32 São Luís Avenida Colares Moreira - São Luís.jpg  Brazil 1,064,167 2014E
33 São Gonçalo Alcântara - São Gonçalo.jpg  Brazil 1,031,903 2014E
34 Maceió Maceio01.jpg  Brazil 1,005,319 2014E
35 Callao [[]]  Peru 996,455 2014E
36 Cartagena  Colombia 990,179 2014E
37 Valencia ValencianocheVen.JPG  Venezuela 892,530
38 Duque de Caxias [[]]  Brazil 878,402 2014E
39 Ciudad Guayana  Venezuela 862,720 2014E
40 Natal [[]]  Brazil 862,042 2014E
41 El Alto [[]]  Bolivia 846,880 2012C
42 Campo Grande [[]]  Brazil 843,120 2014E
43 Teresina [[]]  Brazil 840,600 2014E
44 São Bernardo do Campo [[]]  Brazil 811,489 2014E
45 Nova Iguaçu [[]]  Brazil 806,177 2014E
46 João Pessoa [[]]  Brazil 780,738 2014E
47 La Paz [[]]  Bolivia 758,845 2012C
48 Osasco [[]]  Brazil 693,271 2014E
49 São José dos Campos [[]]  Brazil 681,036 2014E
50 Jaboatão dos Guararapes [[]]  Brazil 680 943 2014E
51 Sucre [[]]  Venezuela 676,184 2014E
52 Ribeirão Preto [[]]  Brazil 658,059 2014E
53 Uberlândia [[]]  Brazil 654,681 2014E
54 La Plata [[]]  Argentina 654,324 2010C
55 Cúcuta [[]]  Colombia 643,666 2014E
56 Contagem [[]]  Brazil 643,476 2014E
57 Sorocaba [[]]  Brazil 637,187 2014E
58 Cochabamba [[]]  Bolivia 632,013 2012C
59 Aracaju [[]]  Brazil 623,766 2014E
60 Mar del Plata [[]]  Argentina 618,989 2010C
61 Lomas de Zamora [[]]  Argentina 616,279 2010C
62 Feira de Santana [[]]  Brazil 612,000 2014E

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