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
71. Aracaju Brazil 490,175
70. Puente Alto Chile 510,417
69. Aparecida de Goiânia Brazil 510,770
68. Salta Argentina 512,686
67. Quilmes Argentina 518,788
66. Cuiabá Brazil 521,934
65. Ribeirão Preto Brazil 551,267
64. Mar del Plata Argentina 553,935
63. Sorocaba Brazil 558,862
62. Uberlândia Brazil 563,536
61. Bucaramanga Colombia 571,820
60. Chiclayo Peru 577,375
59. São José dos Campos Brazil 613,764
58. Contagem Brazil 627,123
57. Jaboatão dos Guararapes Brazil 630,008
56. João Pessoa Brazil 650,883
55. Santo André Brazil 662,373
54. Osasco Brazil 677,856
53. La Plata Argentina 694,167
52. Jaboatão Brazil 702,621
51. Cúcuta Colombia 721,398
50. Campo Grande Brazil 729,151
49. São Bernardo do Campo Brazil 743,372
48. Teresina Brazil 744,512
47. Ciudad Guayana Venezuela 746,535
46. Trujillo Peru 747,450
45. Natal Brazil 763,043
44. San Miguel de Tucumán Argentina 781,023
43. Barquisimeto Venezuela 809,490
42. La Paz Bolivia 812,799
41. Callao Peru 813,264
40. Duque de Caxias Brazil 818,329
39. Arequipa Peru 841,130
38. Mendoza Argentina 876,884
37. Cochabamba Bolivia 900,414
36. São Luís Brazil 917,237
35. Cartagena Colombia 952,024
34. Maceió Brazil 954,991
33. Nova Iguaçu Brazil 1,002,118
32. Campinas Brazil 1,031,554
31. Guarulhos Brazil 1,169,577
30. Goiânia Brazil 1,171,195
29. Rosario Argentina 1,173,533
28. Montevideo Uruguay 1,270,737
27. Santa Cruz de la Sierra Bolivia 1,364,389
26. Porto Alegre Brazil 1,372,741
25. Barranquilla Colombia 1,380,425
24. Valencia Venezuela 1,385,083
23. Quito Ecuador 1,399,814
22. Belém Brazil 1,407,737
21. Córdoba Argentina 1,428,214
20. Recife Brazil 1,478,098
19. Asunción Paraguay 1,482,200
18. Manaus Brazil 1,598,210
17. Curitiba Brazil 1,718,421
16. Maracay Venezuela 1,754,256
15. Guayaquil Ecuador 1,952,029
14. Medellín Colombia 1,999,979
13. Brasília Brazil 2,207,718
12. Maracaibo Venezuela 2,225,000
11. Belo Horizonte Brazil 2,373,224
10. Cali Colombia 2,392,877
9. Fortaleza Brazil 2,400,000
8. Salvador Brazil 2,711,840
7. Caracas Venezuela 3,000,000
6. Santiago Chile 4,837,295
5. Rio de Janeiro Brazil 6,023,699
4. Bogotá Colombia 7,102,602
3. Lima Peru 7,737,002
2. São Paulo Brazil 10,021,295
1. Buenos Aires Argentina 13,076,300