Facts and figures about South America at a glanceSouth America is one of the seven continents in the world. There are a total of 14 countries and territories in South America with a total population of 400,143,568 people. With an area of 17,840,000 sqkm South America has a population density of 22.4 people per sqkm.
|South America||SA||14||17,840,000 km2||400,143,568 people||22.4|
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Map of South America
Search countries in South America by nameEnter the name of the country you are looking for in South America in the search box and click on the button "Search". A few moments later, you will see all related search results of places in South America.
Search countries in South America by first letterIf you prefer you can search any country in South America by first letter. Just click on the respective first letter in the South America country index. All countries in South America starting with this letter will be listed. Also sometimes the full name of a certain country maybe unknown. Then this search option may also be usefull for searching such countries in South America.
Follow the hierarchy in South AmericaYou can click your way through the hierarchy starting from the continent South America, over a country in South America, a region in South America to a certain place or city in South America, as all continents, countries, places and cities in South America are linked hierarchically to each other. The actual hierarchy is always displayed in the breadcrumb navigation, so you can always see exactly where you are.
Start your journey around the world right away on this page. Simply click on the country in South America you wish to see information on.
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Largest cities in South AmericaThere are 13 cities in South America with a population of more than 2,000,000 people.
|Buenos Aires||1.||13,076,300 people||Argentina||South America|
|Sao Paulo||2.||10,021,295 people||Brazil||South America|
|Lima||3.||7,737,002 people||Peru||South America|
|Bogota||4.||7,674,366 people||Colombia||South America|
|Rio de Janeiro||5.||6,023,699 people||Brazil||South America|
|Santiago||6.||4,837,295 people||Chile||South America|
|Caracas||7.||3,000,000 people||Venezuela||South America|
|Salvador||8.||2,711,840 people||Brazil||South America|
|Fortaleza||9.||2,400,000 people||Brazil||South America|
|Cali||10.||2,392,877 people||Colombia||South America|
|Belo Horizonte||11.||2,373,224 people||Brazil||South America|
|Maracaibo||12.||2,225,000 people||Venezuela||South America|
|Brasilia||13.||2,207,718 people||Brazil||South America|
View the largest cities in South America with a population of more than 1,000,000 people.