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)
June 1, 2013
projection[1]
% of
pop.
Average
relative
annual
growth
(%)[2]
Average
absolute
annual
growth
[3]
Estimated
doubling
time
(Years)[4]
Alternative
figure
DateSource
1 Brazil201,033,00049.000.871,685,00080201,032,714July 1, 2013Official estimate
2 Colombia47,130,00011.811.17544,0006047,689,000July 28, 2014Official population clock
3 Argentina41,350,00010.361.13464,0006140,117,096October 27, 2010Final 2010 census result
4 Peru30,476,0007.631.12339,0006230,475,144June 30, 2013Official estimate
5 Venezuela29,760,0007.451.67490,0004228,946,101October 30, 2011Preliminary 2011 census result
6 Chile16,841,0004.221.01168,0006916,634,603April 9, 2012Final 2012 census result
7 Ecuador15,779,0003.951.66258,0004215,791,600July 28, 2014Official population clock
8 Bolivia10,517,0002.632.02208,0003510,389,913November 21, 2012Preliminary 2012 census result
9 Paraguay6,849,0001.722.64176,000276,672,6312012Official estimate
10 Uruguay3,297,0000.830.186,0003813,286,314September 30, 2011Final 2011 census result
11 Guyana798,0000.200.504,000138784,8942010Official estimate
12 Suriname539,0000.140.945,00074534,189August 13, 2012Preliminary 2012 census result
13 French Guiana259,0000.063.609,00020229,040January 1, 2010Official estimate
14 Falkland Islands (UK)[5]3,0000.000.000-2,563April 15, 20122012 census result
Total404,630,715100.001.104,356,00063

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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 function|exponential]k] 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: projection2013/projection2012x100-100.
  3. ^ It corresponds to the calculation: projection2013*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 captured by the Argentinian forces during the Falklands War (April 2-June 14, 1982)