List of South American cities by elevation

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Ranked Town / City Country Height (m) Height (ft) Comments
1 La Rinconada  Peru 5101 16728 Highest city in the world, 30 000 inhabitants.[1]
2 Parinacota  Chile 4400 14435
3 Cerro de Pasco  Peru 4330 14232 Highest city of over 50,000 inhabitants (70,000).
4 El Alto  Bolivia 4150 13615
5 Potosí  Bolivia 4090 13420
6 Puno  Peru 3827 12438
7 Juliaca  Peru 3825 12421
8 La Oroya  Peru 3745 12287
9 Oruro  Bolivia 3706 12158
10 La Paz  Bolivia 3690 11975 Highest capital in the world
11 Apartaderos  Venezuela 3505 11502 Highest town in Venezuela.
12 Cuzco  Peru 3399 11151
13 Vetas  Colombia 3350 10990 Highest town in Colombia.
14 Papallacta  Ecuador 3300 10826 Highest town in Ecuador.
15 Guachucal  Colombia 3285 10777
16 Huancayo  Peru 3259 10013
17 Huaraz  Peru 3052 10006
18 Mucuchíes  Venezuela 3050 10006
19 Ipiales  Colombia 2900 9385
20 Quito  Ecuador 2850 9350
21 Tunja  Colombia 2820 9310
22 Ayacucho  Peru 2761 9058
23 Cajamarca  Peru 2750 9022
24 Sucre  Bolivia 2750 9022
25 Bogotá  Colombia 2640 8661
26 Cochabamba  Bolivia 2574 8445 Seat of the South American Parliament
27 San Juan de Pasto  Colombia 2527 8290
28 Arequipa  Peru 2335 7666
29 Calama  Chile 2260 7415
30 Manizales  Colombia 2150 7054
31 Mérida  Venezuela 1630 5348
32 Campos do Jordão  Brazil 1628 5341 Highest town in Brazil.
33 Medellín  Colombia  ‎1495 4905
34 San Salvador de Jujuy  Argentina 1259 4130
35 Brasília  Brazil 1172 3845
36 Salta  Argentina 1118 3667

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