Cities with the highest population in South America

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South America is among the 7 continents of the world. The continent is the 4th largest continent of the world with an area of ‎17,840,000 km2 (6,890,000 sq mi).In addition, South America just have 12 sovereign countries and 2 dependencies. Among the countries are urban cities with large population.  This brings us to the topic of the post on Cities with the highest population.

Firstly, is is most noteworthy to know that South America is the 5th continent with the biggest population in the world following North America. In contrast, it has a population of 430,759,766 which was taken in 2020.

Secondly,bulk of the population of South America comes from Brazil having almost half of the population. Following brazil is Colombia,Argentina and Venezuela respectively.


Cities with the highest population in South America

The cities with the highest population in South America are;


1. Sao Paulo

Population: 12.18 million

This is the capital of Brazil, the most populated country in South America. This capital cities is among the world most populous cities and known as a financial centre. Sao Paulo has many cultural institutions and a rich architectural design and Tradition.

2. Bogota

Population: 8.091 million

Colombia appears on the list with Bogota been the second most populated city in South America. The city has a sprawling high altitude and it is the capital of the country. Bogota has colonial-era landmarks, museums and recreational parks.

3. Rio De Janeiro

Population: 6.689

One of the most beautiful places in the world is Rio De Janeiro. It is a seaside city in Brazil with lots of beaches like the Copacabana and Ipanema beaches. ANd also has the famous “Christ the Redeemer” Statue atop Mount Corcovado.

4. Santiago

Population: 6.31 million

Santiago isn’t just the 4th largest city in population in South America but also the largest city by area in the whole of America (both North America and South America).


5. Buenos Aires

Population: 2.89 million

This is the largest city in Argentina as well as the capital of the country. Buenos Aires boasts of been the nation’s centre for commerce and holds the biggest ports in

6. Quito

Population: 2.736 million

7. Guayaquil

Population: 2.689 million

8. Salvador

Population: 2.677 million

9. Fortaleza

Population: 2.643 Million

10. Brasilia

Population: 2.563 Million

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