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Places in South America

Find information on all countries in South America. Whether you are looking for information on countries and territories in South America or cities and places in a certain country in South America, this website is the right place in the web to start your search.

Facts and figures about South America at a glance

South 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.

Facts and figures about South America
ContinentCodeCountriesAreaPopulationP/km2
South AmericaSA1417,840,000 km2400,143,568 people22.4

Compare with other continents in the world.

Map of South America

Map of South America

Search countries in South America by name

Enter 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 letter

If 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 America

You 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.

List countries in South America

If you would rather have all countries in South America listed on one page please click here: All countries in South America.

Largest cities in South America

There are 13 cities in South America with a population of more than 2,000,000 people.
Largest cities in South America
CityNoPopulationCountryContinent
Buenos Aires1.13,076,300 peopleArgentinaSouth America
Sao Paulo2.10,021,295 peopleBrazilSouth America
Lima3.7,737,002 peoplePeruSouth America
Bogota4.7,674,366 peopleColombiaSouth America
Rio de Janeiro5.6,023,699 peopleBrazilSouth America
Santiago6.4,837,295 peopleChileSouth America
Caracas7.3,000,000 peopleVenezuelaSouth America
Salvador8.2,711,840 peopleBrazilSouth America
Fortaleza9.2,400,000 peopleBrazilSouth America
Cali10.2,392,877 peopleColombiaSouth America
Belo Horizonte11.2,373,224 peopleBrazilSouth America
Maracaibo12.2,225,000 peopleVenezuelaSouth America
Brasilia13.2,207,718 peopleBrazilSouth America

View the largest cities in South America with a population of more than 1,000,000 people.

External sources of information on South America

South America on Wikipedia