Countries in South America by population (2021)

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# Country (or dependency) Population
(2020)
Yearly
Change
Net
Change
Density
(P/Km²)
Land Area
(Km²)
Migrants
(net)
Fert.
Rate
Med.
Age
Urban
Pop %
World
Share
1 Brazil 212,559,417 0.72 % 1,509,890 25 8,358,140 21,200 1.7 33 88 % 2.73 %
2 Colombia 50,882,891 1.08 % 543,448 46 1,109,500 204,796 1.8 31 80 % 0.65 %
3 Argentina 45,195,774 0.93 % 415,097 17 2,736,690 4,800 2.3 32 93 % 0.58 %
4 Peru 32,971,854 1.42 % 461,401 26 1,280,000 99,069 2.3 31 79 % 0.42 %
5 Venezuela 28,435,940 -0.28 % -79,889 32 882,050 -653,249 2.3 30 N.A. 0.36 %
6 Chile 19,116,201 0.87 % 164,163 26 743,532 111,708 1.7 35 85 % 0.25 %
7 Ecuador 17,643,054 1.55 % 269,392 71 248,360 36,400 2.4 28 63 % 0.23 %
8 Bolivia 11,673,021 1.39 % 159,921 11 1,083,300 -9,504 2.8 26 69 % 0.15 %
9 Paraguay 7,132,538 1.25 % 87,902 18 397,300 -16,556 2.4 26 62 % 0.09 %
10 Uruguay 3,473,730 0.35 % 11,996 20 175,020 -3,000 2.0 36 96 % 0.04 %
11 Guyana 786,552 0.48 % 3,786 4 196,850 -6,000 2.5 27 27 % 0.01 %
12 Suriname 586,632 0.90 % 5,260 4 156,000 -1,000 2.4 29 65 % 0.01 %
13 French Guiana 298,682 2.70 % 7,850 4 82,200 1,200 3.4 25 87 % 0.00 %
14 Falkland Islands 3,480 3.05 % 103 0 12,170 N.A. N.A. 66 % 0.00 %

Source: Worldometer (www.Worldometers.info)
Elaboration of data by United Nations, Department of Economic and Social Affairs, Population Division. World Population Prospects: The 2019 Revision. (Medium-fertility variant).