Countries in South America by population (2018)

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# Country (or dependency) Population
(2018)
Yearly
Change
Net
Change
Density
(P/Km²)
Land Area
(Km²)
Migrants
(net)
Fert.
Rate
Med.
Age
Urban
Pop %
World
Share
1 Brazil 210,867,954 0.75 % 1,579,676 25 8,358,140 3,185 1.8 31 84 % 2.76 %
2 Colombia 49,464,683 0.81 % 399,068 45 1,109,500 -29,000 1.9 30 79 % 0.65 %
3 Argentina 44,688,864 0.94 % 417,823 16 2,736,690 6,000 2.3 31 88 % 0.59 %
4 Peru 32,551,815 1.20 % 386,330 25 1,280,000 -48,000 2.5 27 78 % 0.43 %
5 Venezuela 32,381,221 1.26 % 404,156 37 882,050 -13,824 2.4 27 88 % 0.42 %
6 Chile 18,197,209 0.79 % 142,483 24 743,532 16,164 1.8 34 90 % 0.24 %
7 Ecuador 16,863,425 1.44 % 238,567 68 248,360 -7,600 2.6 27 64 % 0.22 %
8 Bolivia 11,215,674 1.48 % 164,074 10 1,083,300 -12,359 3.0 24 70 % 0.15 %
9 Paraguay 6,896,908 1.26 % 85,611 17 397,300 -17,340 2.6 25 63 % 0.09 %
10 Uruguay 3,469,551 0.37 % 12,801 20 175,020 -6,000 2.0 35 95 % 0.05 %
11 Guyana 782,225 0.56 % 4,366 4 196,850 -5,456 2.6 25 30 % 0.01 %
12 Suriname 568,301 0.87 % 4,899 4 156,000 -1,000 2.5 28 65 % 0.01 %
13 French Guiana 289,763 2.49 % 7,032 4 82,200 1,200 3.5 24 80 % 0.00 %
14 Falkland Islands 2,922 0.41 % 12 0 12,170 N.A. N.A. 81 % 0.00 %

Source: Worldometers (www.Worldometers.info)
Elaboration of data by United Nations, Department of Economic and Social Affairs, Population Division. World Population Prospects: The 2017 Revision. (Medium-fertility variant).
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