List of South American countries by population

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This is a list of South American countries by population based on the country population estimates published by the UN.[1]

South American population by country (top 8)

  Brazil (49.4%)
  Colombia (11.8%)
  Argentina (10.5%)
  Peru (7.6%)
  Venezuela (6.6%)
  Chile (4.4%)
  Ecuador (4.1%)
  Bolivia (2.7%)
  Other (2.9%)



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Country Population Pct of
total
Annual growth Doubling
time
(years)[a]
Rate Increment
 Brazil 211,684,941 49.4% 0.75% 1,587,637 93
 Colombia 50,613,389 11.8% 1.37% 693,403 51
 Argentina 44,949,597 10.5% 0.95% 427,021 73
 Peru 32,721,300 7.63% 1.63% 533,357 43
 Venezuela 28,368,653 6.62% -1.29% -365,956 -53
 Chile 19,041,930 4.44% 1.19% 226,599 59
 Ecuador 17,490,751 4.08% 1.69% 295,594 41
 Bolivia 11,577,712 2.70% 1.41% 163,246 50
 Paraguay 7,080,379 1.65% 1.27% 89,921 55
 Uruguay 3,466,726 0.809% 0.36% 12,480 193
 Guyana 784,275 0.183% 0.48% 3,765 145
 Suriname 583,539 0.136% 0.93% 5,427 75
 French Guiana 285,588 0.0666% 2.55% 7,282 28
 Falkland Islands 3,436 0.000802% 4.42% 152 16
 Total 428,652,216 100.0%
  1. ^ At the current growth rate (halving time for negative numbers).
  1. ^ "Total Population - Both Sexes" (EXCEL). World Population Prospects, the 2019 Revision. United Nations Department of Economic and Social Affairs, Population Division, Population Estimates and Projections Section. June 2019. Retrieved 17 June 2019.