Population of Cities in Peru (2018)

1
Over 1 Million
21
100,000 to 1 Million
121
10,000 to 100,000
  • Lima
  • Arequipa
  • Callao
  • Trujillo
  • Chiclayo
  • Iquitos
  • Huancayo
  • Piura
  • Chimbote
  • Cusco
  • Pucallpa
  • Tacna
  • Santiago de Surco
  • Ica
  • Juliaca
  • Sullana
  • Chincha Alta
  • Huanuco
  • Ayacucho
  • Cajamarca
  • Puno
  • Tumbes
  • Talara
  • Chosica
  • Huaraz
  • Cerro de Pasco
  • Chulucanas
  • San Isidro
  • Huaral
  • Pisco
  • Catacaos
  • Paita
  • Abancay
  • Huacho
  • Moquegua
  • Ilo
  • Tingo Maria
  • Jaen
  • Tarma
  • Barranca
  • Moyobamba
  • Lambayeque
  • Picsi
  • Chepen
  • Yurimaguas
  • Huancavelica
  • Sana
  • Tambopata
  • Juanjui
  • Puerto Maldonado

Peru is one of South America's most populous countries, and when you break down the populations of the cities, it's easy to see why this country, which is the 20th largest in the world by area, is the 44th most populous in the world. The capital city, Lima, contributes a large portion to the population figures. It is the only city in the country that has surpassed the one million resident milestone, and in fact, with a population of over 7 million, it has surpassed many milestones and is by far Peru's largest city. The next most populous city has a much lower but still respectable population of over 800,000. In total, Peru has 21 cities that boast populations exceeding 100,000. There are also 121 cities that have minimum population counts of 10,000. These cities are spread across 25 different regions, with the expection of the Lima Province which stands alone.

Peru's cities are developing and expanding, and it's evidenced by the number of residents that reside in urban areas. In 1960, over half of the population lived in rural areas. In 2015, this number dropped to just 21% due to a combination of city expansion and development and more natives leaving rural areas to pursue opportunities and take advantage of all that the larger cities have to offer.

Peru has 1 cities with more than a million people, 21 cities with between 100,000 and 1 million people, and 121 cities with between 10,000 and 100,000 people. The largest city in Peru is Lima, with a population of 7,737,002 people.

Lima

Lima has been the capital and an important city since the 1500s

7,737,002

Arequipa

Arequipa is the 2nd most industrialized and commercialized city, as well as being a popular spot for tourism.

841,130

Callao

This city was founded in 1537, giving it a rich history that is still reflected throughout the city today.

813,264

Trujillo

This city's national and international cultural events has earned it the nickname of the Capital of Culture of Peru.

747,450

Chiclayo

This friendly city is known as the The Capital of Friendship.

577,375

Iquitos

This city, which is surrounded by rivers, can only be accessed by boat or airplane

437,620

Huancayo

This populous city is well-known for its festivals, events and its role as as a center of commerce.

376,657

Piura

This was the first Spanish city to be found in Peru.

325,466

Chimbote

This city has went through major growth, as it was just a fishing town with a population of 2,400 in 1940.

316,966

Cusco

Cusco is the site of what was once the capital of the Inca Empire.

312,140

Name 2018 Population Location
Lima7,737,002Map
Arequipa841,130Map
Callao813,264Map
Trujillo747,450Map
Chiclayo577,375Map
Iquitos437,620Map
Huancayo376,657Map
Piura325,466Map
Chimbote316,966Map
Cusco312,140Map
Pucallpa310,750Map
Tacna280,098Map
Santiago de Surco251,648Map
Ica246,844Map
Juliaca245,675Map
Sullana160,789Map
Chincha Alta153,076Map
Huanuco147,959Map
Ayacucho140,033Map
Cajamarca135,000Map
Puno116,552Map
Tumbes109,223Map
Talara99,074Map
Chosica88,606Map
Huaraz86,934Map
Cerro de Pasco78,910Map
Chulucanas68,835Map
San Isidro68,309Map
Huaral62,174Map
Pisco61,869Map
Catacaos57,304Map
Paita56,151Map
Abancay55,111Map
Huacho54,545Map
Moquegua54,517Map
Ilo53,476Map
Tingo Maria53,177Map
Jaen52,493Map
Tarma51,350Map
Barranca46,290Map
Moyobamba44,276Map
Lambayeque43,710Map
Picsi43,610Map
Chepen41,992Map
Yurimaguas41,827Map
Huancavelica41,576Map
Sana39,200Map
Tambopata38,966Map
Juanjui37,715Map
Puerto Maldonado37,543Map
La Union34,834Map
Ferrenafe34,357Map
Sicuani33,575Map
La Oroya33,345Map
Chocope32,370Map
Imperial32,344Map
Nuevo Imperial32,344Map
Tambo Grande30,033Map
La Rinconada29,678Map
Pacasmayo29,165Map
Tocache29,029Map
Mollendo28,953Map
Chaupimarca28,666Map
Paramonga27,631Map
La Peca27,045Map
Chancay26,958Map
Hualmay26,658Map
Monsefu25,707Map
Marcavelica25,645Map
San Vicente de Canete25,517Map
Querecotillo25,396Map
Guadalupe25,376Map
Santa Ana25,145Map
Rioja25,057Map
Laredo24,691Map
Nazca23,556Map
Yanacancha23,175Map
Sechura23,020Map
Moche22,581Map
Santiago de Cao21,982Map
Huamachuco21,768Map
Paijan21,128Map
Jauja21,057Map
Viru20,774Map
Huaura20,723Map
Bagua Grande20,382Map
Chachapoyas20,279Map
Ayaviri19,310Map
Huanta18,627Map
Uchiza17,742Map
La Breita17,693Map
Andahuaylas17,444Map
Mala17,260Map
Zarumilla16,907Map
Camana16,434Map
San Pedro de Lloc16,250Map
Huarmey16,172Map
Yunguyo16,140Map
Chongoyape16,061Map
Ilave16,033Map
San Clemente15,815Map
Pimentel15,552Map
Satipo15,532Map
Minas de Marcona15,478Map
Junin15,320Map
Bellavista15,231Map
Coishco15,083Map
Chicama14,915Map
Saposoa14,894Map
Santa Maria14,853Map
Tabalosos14,744Map
San Ramon14,708Map
Celendin14,660Map
Chota14,240Map
Salinera Colan14,210Map
Puerto Santa14,066Map
Ascope14,015Map
Contamana13,885Map
Supe13,719Map
Lamas13,693Map
Eten13,693Map
Motupe13,681Map
Pativilca13,583Map
Cajabamba13,486Map
Bambamarca13,351Map
Azangaro13,290Map
Vice12,915Map
Chilca12,884Map
Atuncolla12,654Map
Pueblo Nuevo12,471Map
Morropon12,307Map
Zorritos12,261Map
Oxapampa12,000Map
Puerto Supe11,450Map
Concepcion11,330Map
Villa Tupac Amaru11,159Map
Caras10,926Map
Soritor10,858Map
Santa Rosa10,625Map
Puquio10,491Map
Santiago10,449Map
Otuzco10,134Map
Salaverry10,066Map
Chupaca9,877Map
Reque9,808Map
Olmos9,800Map
Ilabaya9,492Map
Sisa9,477Map
Las Lomas9,450Map
El Alto9,303Map
Quiruvilca9,226Map
Lagunas9,197Map
Calca9,179Map
Carhuamayo9,122Map
Aguas Verdes9,106Map
Mancora9,101Map
Subtanjalla9,096Map
Yauya9,092Map
Campoverde8,945Map
San Luis8,862Map
Cocachacra8,799Map
San Jeronimo8,772Map
Pacanga8,750Map
Huancabamba8,553Map
La Huaca8,468Map
San Miguel8,400Map
Pilcomay8,169Map
Putina8,118Map
Chazuta8,029Map
Buenos Aires7,932Map
San Ignacio7,912Map
Morococha7,890Map
Los Aquijes7,848Map
Hacienda Huancane7,831Map
Pacocha7,588Map
Urubamba7,540Map
Mochumi7,460Map
Villa Rica7,448Map
San Jose7,434Map
Coracora7,420Map
Talavera7,381Map
Juli7,309Map
Cajaruro7,281Map
Jepelacio7,150Map
Torata7,054Map
Tucume7,043Map
San Juan Bautista6,871Map
Ambo6,865Map
Perene6,844Map
Sicaya6,842Map
Mazamari6,826Map
Acolla6,805Map
Santiago de Chuco6,759Map
Huicungo6,757Map
Picota6,697Map
Morrope6,662Map
Pangoa6,638Map
Quilmana6,442Map
Punta de Bombon6,336Map
Oyotun6,330Map
Bellavista6,320Map
Oyon6,276Map
Vegueta6,219Map
Sayan6,196Map
Jayanca6,126Map
Macusani6,044Map
San Agustin5,998Map
Lluta5,998Map
Yanahuanca5,992Map
Bernal5,916Map
Palpa5,883Map
Anta5,859Map
Huayucachi5,827Map
Asentamiento Humano Nicolas de Pierola5,800Map
Barranca5,779Map
Pueblo Nuevo5,766Map
San Pedro de Cajas5,758Map
San Bartolo5,733Map
Yura5,686Map
Orcopampa5,643Map
San Jeronimo5,609Map
Pampas5,521Map
Caleta de Carquin5,514Map
Ramon Castilla5,495Map
Papayal5,484Map
Urcos5,479Map
Salitral5,385Map
Desaguadero5,329Map
San Miguel de Cauri5,326Map
Ayabaca5,270Map
Yungay5,269Map
Huasahuasi5,146Map
Tinyahuarco5,066Map
Carhuaz5,044Map
Tambo5,032Map
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