South America - Top 100+ Cities by Population

Population data by city is the population of the city itself, not the metro area (for specific metro area data, see our ranking by metro area). Data is as of 2011 estimates.

Rank CityCountryPopulation
201. Paramaribo Suriname 223,757
202. Embu Brazil 221,733
203. Formosa Argentina 221,383
204. Imperatriz Brazil 218,106
205. Colombo Brazil 217,000
206. Concepción Chile 215,413
207. Mucumpiz Venezuela 215,259
208. Taboão da Serra Brazil 214,523
209. Jacareí Brazil 213,110
210. Rancagua Chile 212,695
211. Marília Brazil 212,218
212. Presidente Prudente Brazil 209,502
213. São Leopoldo Brazil 209,229
214. Oruro Bolivia 208,684
215. Itabuna Brazil 205,660
216. São Carlos Brazil 205,035
217. Hortolândia Brazil 203,533
218. Mossoró Brazil 202,005
219. Itapevi Brazil 201,748
220. Sete Lagoas Brazil 201,334
221. La Pintana Chile 201,178
222. Cabimas Venezuela 200,818
223. Santo Domingo de los Colorados Ecuador 200,421
224. São José Brazil 200,000
225. Capiatá Paraguay 198,553
226. Machala Ecuador 198,123
227. Talca Chile 197,479
228. Palmas Brazil 196,272
229. Americana Brazil 196,022
230. Coro Venezuela 195,227
231. Petrolina Brazil 194,650
232. Divinópolis Brazil 193,832
233. Maracanaú Brazil 193,529
234. Guatire Venezuela 191,903
235. Barrancabermeja Colombia 191,403
236. Santarém Brazil 189,047
237. San Fernando del Valle de Catamarca Argentina 188,812
238. Camaçari Brazil 188,758
239. Santa Bárbara d'Oeste Brazil 188,000
240. Rio Grande Brazil 187,838
241. Cachoeiro de Itapemirim Brazil 187,019
242. Arica Chile 185,999
243. San Luis Argentina 183,982
244. Manta Ecuador 183,166
245. Cúa Venezuela 182,558
246. Itaboraí Brazil 182,498
247. Guarenas Venezuela 181,612
248. Rio Claro Brazil 180,147
249. Indaiatuba Brazil 179,911
250. Dos Quebradas Colombia 179,583
251. Passo Fundo Brazil 179,529
252. Cotia Brazil 174,828
253. Puerto Cabello Venezuela 174,000
254. Francisco Morato Brazil 171,790
255. Portoviejo Ecuador 170,326
256. Araçatuba Brazil 170,024
257. Araraquara Brazil 168,468
258. Ferraz de Vasconcelos Brazil 167,900
259. Durán Ecuador 167,784
260. Arapiraca Brazil 166,562
261. Ocumare del Tuy Venezuela 166,072
262. Tuluá Colombia 165,501
263. Lages Brazil 164,676
264. Barra Mansa Brazil 164,052
265. Nossa Senhora do Socorro Brazil 163,993
266. Envigado Colombia 163,007
267. La Rioja Argentina 162,620
268. Dourados Brazil 162,202
269. Criciúma Brazil 161,954
270. Coquimbo Chile 161,317
271. Sullana Peru 160,789
272. Chapecó Brazil 160,157
273. Puerto Montt Chile 160,054
274. Tarija Bolivia 159,269
275. Barreiras Brazil 158,292
276. Sobral Brazil 157,996
277. Itajaí Brazil 155,716
278. Ilhéus Brazil 155,499
279. La Serena Chile 154,521
280. Ambato Ecuador 154,369
281. Río Cuarto Argentina 153,757
282. Angra dos Reis Brazil 153,635
283. Nova Friburgo Brazil 153,361
284. Chincha Alta Peru 153,076
285. Rondonópolis Brazil 152,912
286. Guacara Venezuela 151,752
287. Itapecerica da Serra Brazil 151,605
288. El Tigre Venezuela 150,999
289. Guarapuava Brazil 150,850
290. Chillán Chile 150,396
291. Parnamirim Brazil 150,343
292. El Limón Venezuela 148,247
293. Huánuco Peru 147,959
294. Nilópolis Brazil 147,281
295. Poços de Caldas Brazil 146,588
296. Marabá Brazil 145,860
297. Concordia Argentina 145,210
298. Acarigua Venezuela 143,704
299. Luziânia Brazil 143,601
300. Cabo Brazil 143,105