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
4,407. Montes Uruguay 1,687
4,430. Cebollatí Uruguay 1,624
4,455. La Paloma Uruguay 1,567
4,477. Aceguá Uruguay 1,501
4,490. Santiago Vázquez Uruguay 1,468
4,501. San Antonio Uruguay 1,453
4,537. Cerro Colorado Uruguay 1,354
4,542. Santa Bernardina Uruguay 1,340
4,543. Joanicó Uruguay 1,339
4,551. Puntas de Valdez Uruguay 1,312
4,561. Cardal Uruguay 1,291
4,566. Rafael Perazza Uruguay 1,274
4,589. Dieciocho de Julio Uruguay 1,202
4,596. Soriano Uruguay 1,195
4,597. Tupambaé Uruguay 1,189
4,602. Blanquillo Uruguay 1,170
4,605. San Félix Uruguay 1,161
4,622. Piedras Coloradas Uruguay 1,120
4,627. La Floresta Uruguay 1,107
4,629. Aguas Corrientes Uruguay 1,101
4,637. Velázquez Uruguay 1,090
4,643. Villa Sara Uruguay 1,071
4,644. Santa Catalina Uruguay 1,067
4,648. Porvenir Uruguay 1,055
4,651. Curtina Uruguay 1,053
4,657. Carlos Reyles Uruguay 1,036
201. Paramaribo Suriname 223,757
1,778. Lelydorp Suriname 18,223
2,288. Nieuw Nickerie Suriname 13,143
3,167. Moengo Suriname 7,074
3,545. Nieuw Amsterdam Suriname 4,935
3,664. Mariënburg Suriname 4,427
3,728. Wageningen Suriname 4,145
3,775. Albina Suriname 3,985
3,968. Groningen Suriname 3,216
4,094. Brownsweg Suriname 2,696
4,282. Onverwacht Suriname 2,105
4,408. Totness Suriname 1,685
3. Lima Peru 7,737,002
39. Arequipa Peru 841,130
41. Callao Peru 813,264
46. Trujillo Peru 747,450
60. Chiclayo Peru 577,375
82. Iquitos Peru 437,620
101. Huancayo Peru 376,657
122. Piura Peru 325,466
129. Chimbote Peru 316,966
133. Cusco Peru 312,140
136. Pucallpa Peru 310,750
155. Tacna Peru 280,098
182. Ica Peru 246,844
184. Juliaca Peru 245,675
271. Sullana Peru 160,789
284. Chincha Alta Peru 153,076
293. Huánuco Peru 147,959
308. Ayacucho Peru 140,033
315. Cajamarca Peru 135,000
363. Puno Peru 116,552
379. Tumbes Peru 109,223
414. Talara Peru 99,074
467. Chosica Peru 88,606
480. Huaraz Peru 86,934
519. Cerro de Pasco Peru 78,910
589. Chulucanas Peru 68,835
593. San Isidro Peru 68,309
638. Huaral Peru 62,174
644. Pisco Peru 61,869
684. Catacaos Peru 57,304
702. Paita Peru 56,151
717. Abancay Peru 55,111
724. Huacho Peru 54,545
726. Moquegua Peru 54,517
738. Ilo Peru 53,476
742. Tingo María Peru 53,177
750. Jaén Peru 52,493
767. Tarma Peru 51,350
838. Barranca Peru 46,290
871. Moyobamba Peru 44,276
884. Lambayeque Peru 43,710
885. Picsi Peru 43,610
903. Chepén Peru 41,992
909. Yurimaguas Peru 41,827
915. Huancavelica Peru 41,576
958. Zaña Peru 39,200
962. Tambopata Peru 38,966
986. Juanjuí Peru 37,715
987. Puerto Maldonado Peru 37,543
1,044. La Unión Peru 34,834
1,058. Ferreñafe Peru 34,357
1,086. Sicuani Peru 33,575
1,091. La Oroya Peru 33,345
1,115. Chocope Peru 32,370
1,119. Imperial Peru 32,344
1,118. Nuevo Imperial Peru 32,344
1,186. Tambo Grande Peru 30,033
1,195. La Rinconada Peru 29,678
1,210. Pacasmayo Peru 29,165
1,213. Tocache Nuevo Peru 29,029
1,216. Mollendo Peru 28,953
1,229. Chaupimarca Peru 28,666