List of South American countries by population

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This is a list of the countries of South American countries and dependent territories by population, which is sorted by the mid-year normalized demographic projections.

Table[edit]

RankCountry
(or dependent territory)
January 1, 2015
projection[1]
% of
pop.
Average
relative
annual
growth
(%)[2]
Average
absolute
annual
growth
[3]
Estimated
doubling
time
(Years)[4]
Alternative
figure
DateSource
1 Brazil203,649,00049.410.861,743,00081203,615,000December 27, 2014Official population clock
2 Colombia47,942,00011.631.16552,0006047,930,000December 27, 2014Official population clock
3 Argentina42,902,00010.411.08460,0006443,131,966July 1, 2015Official estimate
4 Peru30,985,0007.521.10336,0006431,151,643June 30, 2015Official estimate
5 Venezuela30,414,0007.381.37411,0005130,620,4042015Official estimate
6 Chile17,913,0004.351.05186,0006618,006,4072015Official estimate
7 Ecuador16,154,0003.921.57250,0004416,152,900December 27, 2014Official population clock
8 Bolivia10,431,0002.531.74178,0004010,027,254November 21, 20122012 census result
9 Paraguay6,914,0001.682.40162,000296,672,5172013Official estimate
10 Uruguay3,307,0000.800.186,0003823,404,189June 30, 2014Official estimate
11 Guyana747,0000.180.000-747,884September 15, 2012Preliminary 2012 census result
12 Suriname557,0000.141.096,00064541,638August 13, 2012Final 2012 census result
13 French Guiana266,0000.062.707,00026237,549January 1, 2011Official estimate
14 Falkland Islands (UK)[5]3,0000.000.000-2,563April 15, 2012Final 2012 census result
Total412,184,000100.001.054,297,00066

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References[edit]

  1. ^ Calculated, when available, from the latest national censuses or most recent official estimates (many of which are cited in their respective column), using the exponential formula shown on the List of countries by past and future population article. This is done to normalize the different populations to a unique date, so that they are really comparable.
  2. ^ It corresponds to the following formula: projection2015/projection2014x100-100.
  3. ^ It corresponds to the calculation: projection2015*annual_growth/100.
  4. ^ It corresponds to the formula: LN(2)/LN(growth/100+1), which produces exactly the same result as LOG10(2)/LOG10(growth/100+1).
  5. ^ Islands claimed by Argentina. Possessed by the British from 5 January 1833, it was briefly recaptured by the Argentinian forces during the Falklands War (April 2-June 14, 1982)