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
226. Machala Ecuador 198,123
244. Manta Ecuador 183,166
255. Portoviejo Ecuador 170,326
259. Durán Ecuador 167,784
280. Ambato Ecuador 154,369
338. Riobamba Ecuador 124,478
350. Quevedo Ecuador 119,436
355. Loja Ecuador 117,796
382. Ibarra Ecuador 108,666
430. Propicia Ecuador 95,630
541. Babahoyo Ecuador 76,279
543. La Libertad Ecuador 75,881
760. Latacunga Ecuador 51,717
800. Velasco Ibarra Ecuador 48,754
833. Ventanas Ecuador 46,708
857. Pasaje Ecuador 44,860
863. Chone Ecuador 44,751
879. Salinas Ecuador 43,862
898. Santa Elena Ecuador 42,214
900. Rosa Zárate Ecuador 42,121
910. Santa Rosa Ecuador 41,816
945. Balzar Ecuador 40,115
953. Huaquillas Ecuador 39,757
996. Bahía de Caráquez Ecuador 37,056
1,010. La Troncal Ecuador 36,353
1,020. Jipijapa Ecuador 35,901
1,043. Azogues Ecuador 34,877
1,063. Naranjito Ecuador 34,206
1,110. Vinces Ecuador 32,497
1,120. Otavalo Ecuador 32,330
1,121. El Triunfo Ecuador 32,282
1,131. Naranjal Ecuador 32,045
1,172. Playas Ecuador 30,564
1,256. Yaguachi Ecuador 27,947
1,321. Cayambe Ecuador 26,582
1,353. Machachi Ecuador 25,742
1,391. Puyo Ecuador 24,881
1,425. Nueva Loja Ecuador 24,211
1,429. Samborondón Ecuador 24,118
1,447. Macas Ecuador 23,687
1,462. Pedro Carbo Ecuador 23,372
1,526. Guaranda Ecuador 22,199
1,623. Boca Suno Ecuador 20,313
1,627. San Lorenzo de Esmeraldas Ecuador 20,209
1,744. Catamayo Ecuador 18,565
1,764. Montecristi Ecuador 18,351
1,832. Atuntaqui Ecuador 17,456
1,847. Calceta Ecuador 17,286
1,860. Tena Ecuador 17,172
1,863. Gualaceo Ecuador 17,122
1,870. Piñas Ecuador 16,981
1,884. Cariamanga Ecuador 16,862
1,911. Pelileo Ecuador 16,572
1,919. La Maná Ecuador 16,450
1,952. Pujilí Ecuador 16,168
2,014. Montalvo Ecuador 15,547
2,035. Sucre Ecuador 15,286
2,036. Zamora Ecuador 15,276
2,055. San Gabriel Ecuador 15,112
2,101. Tosagua Ecuador 14,680
2,141. Alausí Ecuador 14,294
2,257. Muisne Ecuador 13,393
2,295. Macará Ecuador 13,035
2,317. Santa Ana Ecuador 12,833
2,345. Guano Ecuador 12,659
2,352. Alfredo Baquerizo Moreno Ecuador 12,617
2,362. San Miguel Ecuador 12,575
2,369. Santa Lucía Ecuador 12,523
2,373. Zaruma Ecuador 12,505
2,428. Baláo Ecuador 12,205
2,524. Valdez Ecuador 11,441
2,610. Catacocha Ecuador 10,872
2,615. San Miguel de Salcedo Ecuador 10,838
2,689. Rocafuerte Ecuador 10,274
2,737. Yantzaza Ecuador 9,970
2,746. Cañar Ecuador 9,900
2,773. Catarama Ecuador 9,723
2,777. Portovelo Ecuador 9,708
2,805. Baños Ecuador 9,501
2,820. Colimes Ecuador 9,384
2,822. Palestina Ecuador 9,364
2,855. Paján Ecuador 9,183
2,864. Junín Ecuador 9,128
2,876. Palenque Ecuador 9,083
2,890. Puerto Ayora Ecuador 8,996
2,981. Puerto Bolívar Ecuador 8,300
2,987. Cotacachi Ecuador 8,238
3,089. Lomas de Sargentillo Ecuador 7,542
3,103. Píllaro Ecuador 7,462
3,113. Sucúa Ecuador 7,413
3,115. Pimampiro Ecuador 7,408
3,132. Archidona Ecuador 7,309
3,135. Coronel Marcelino Maridueña Ecuador 7,303
3,261. Palora Ecuador 6,472
3,320. San Cristóbal Ecuador 6,164
3,346. Pedernales Ecuador 5,983
3,432. Celica Ecuador 5,499
3,506. Sangolquí Ecuador 5,114
3,624. Gualaquiza Ecuador 4,611
3,708. Puerto Baquerizo Moreno Ecuador 4,214