Countries in South America by population (2017)

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#Country (or dependency)Population
(2017)
Yearly
Change
Net
Change
Density
(P/Km²)
Land Area
(Km²)
Migrants
(net)
Fert.
Rate
Med.
Age
Urban
Pop %
World
Share
1 Brazil 211,243,220 0.8 % 1,675,300 25 8,349,534 3,185 1.82 31 83.5 % 2.8 %
2 Colombia 49,067,981 0.85 % 413,589 44 1,110,135 -29,000 1.93 30 78.4 % 0.7 %
3 Argentina 44,272,125 0.97 % 424,848 16 2,732,847 6,000 2.35 31 88.2 % 0.6 %
4 Peru 32,166,473 1.23 % 392,248 25 1,281,533 -48,000 2.5 28 77.4 % 0.4 %
5 Venezuela 31,925,705 1.29 % 406,850 36 881,926 -13,824 2.4 27 88.5 % 0.4 %
6 Chile 18,313,495 1 % 181,645 25 744,451 40,258 1.78 34 88.5 % 0.2 %
7 Ecuador 16,625,776 1.47 % 240,326 67 248,517 -7,600 2.59 27 63.4 % 0.2 %
8 Bolivia 11,052,864 1.51 % 164,462 10 1,083,614 -12,359 3.04 24 69.8 % 0.1 %
9 Paraguay 6,811,583 1.28 % 86,153 17 398,338 -17,340 2.6 25 62.9 % 0.1 %
10 Uruguay 3,456,877 0.37 % 12,806 20 174,590 -6,000 2.04 35 95 % 0 %
11 Guyana 774,407 0.49 % 3,797 4 198,566 -5,456 2.6 25 30 % 0 %
12 Suriname 552,112 0.82 % 4,502 4 157,746 -1,000 2.4 29 66.1 % 0 %
13 French Guiana 282,761 2.57 % 7,073 3 83,165 1,200 3.48 25 80.2 % 0 %
14 Falkland Islands 2,919 0.24 % 7 0 14,595 N.A. N.A. 80.5 % 0 %

Source: Worldometers (www.Worldometers.info)
Elaboration of data by United Nations, Department of Economic and Social Affairs, Population Division. World Population Prospects: The 2015 Revision. (Medium-fertility variant).
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