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Largest Countries in South America 2024

What are the largest countries in South America? The total area of South America is 17,835,252 km² (6,886,229 mi²) split across 12 countries. Eight South American countries are among the ten largest countries in the Americas. The largest country in South America is Brazil, which spans over 8,515,767 km² (3,287,086 mi²). Brazil has a population of over 211 million people. Brazil is also the fifth largest country in the world, right behind the United States. Additionally, Brazil's capital, Brasilia, has the highest GDP per capita in South America. The smallest country in South America is Suriname, which spans over 163,820 km² (63,235 mi²). The population of Suriname is 582,205 people. Here is a list of the largest countries in square miles:

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Area (km²)
Area (mi²)
% of Earth's Area
Brazil8.5M8.5M5.74%South America, Latin America
Argentina2.8M2.8M1.87%South America, Latin America
Peru1.3M1.3M0.87%South America, Latin America
Colombia1.1M1.1M0.77%South America, Latin America
Bolivia1.1M1.1M0.74%South America, Latin America
Venezuela916.4K916.4K0.62%South America, Latin America
Chile756.1K756.1K0.51%South America, Latin America
Paraguay406.8K406.8K0.27%South America, Latin America
Ecuador276.8K276.8K0.19%South America, Latin America
Guyana215K215K0.14%South America, Latin America
Uruguay181K181K0.12%South America, Latin America
Suriname163.8K163.8K0.11%South America, Latin America
French Guiana83.5K83.5K< 0.1%South America, Latin America
Falkland Islands12.2K12.2K< 0.1%South America, Latin America

What are the three biggest countries in South America?

Brazil, Argentina and Peru are the biggest countries in South America.

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