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List: Top Ten Largest Cities in South America

Date: 2005

Source: Everybody World Atlas

Base: Data collated from various sources as 2005 estimates. Statistics include population living in the immediate urban areas surrounding the established border of the city.

Notes: Sáo Paulo in Brazil was the most populous city in South America in 1995 with an estimated 17.7 million people. It ranks 4th largest in world terms. Five of the top ten biggest cities were in Brazil.

City

Country

Population (m)

Sáo Paulo

Brazil

17.715

Buenos Aires

Argentina

12.435

Rio de Janeiro

Brazil

10.560

Lima

Peru

7.445

Bogotá

Colombia

6.835

Santiago

Chile

5.265

Belo Horizonte

Brazil

4.165

Medellin

Colombia

3.835

Porto Alegre

Brazil

3.700

Recife

Brazil

3.310


 

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