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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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Country
Area (km²)
Area (mi²)
% of Earth's Area
Subregion
Brazil5.72%5.72%5.72%South America, Latin America
Argentina1.87%1.87%1.87%South America, Latin America
Peru0.86%0.86%0.86%South America, Latin America
Colombia0.77%0.77%0.77%South America, Latin America
Bolivia0.74%0.74%0.74%South America, Latin America
Venezuela0.62%0.62%0.62%South America, Latin America
Chile0.51%0.51%0.51%South America, Latin America
Paraguay0.27%0.27%0.27%South America, Latin America
Ecuador0.19%0.19%0.19%South America, Latin America
Guyana0.14%0.14%0.14%South America, Latin America
Uruguay0.12%0.12%0.12%South America, Latin America
Suriname0.11%0.11%0.11%South America, Latin America
French Guiana< 0.1%< 0.1%< 0.1%South America, Latin America
Falkland Islands< 0.1%< 0.1%< 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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