South America Facts, Population Count and Statistics (2021)



Here are a few of the most interesting South America facts and statistics I was able to dig up including population counts. As always, be sure to check back in the future as I will be updating this post as new and updated stats become available.

South America Facts

  • Geographical Location: Google Maps
  • Size: 6.9 million square miles (17.8 million kilometers)
  • Population Count: 429.2 billion (2018)
  • Top Languages Spoken: Spanish, English, Portuguese, French, Dutch
  • Number of Recognized Countries: 12

Countries in South America:

South America Time Zone(s):

Time zoneOffset
Amazon Summer TimeUTC – 3 hours
Amazon TimeUTC – 4 hours
Argentina TimeUTC – 3 hours
Bolivia TimeUTC – 4 hours
Brasilia Summer TimeUTC – 2 hours
Brasília timeUTC – 3 hours
Chile Summer TimeUTC – 3 hours
Chile Standard TimeUTC – 4 hours
Colombia TimeUTC – 5 hours
Ecuador TimeUTC – 5 hours
Falkland Islands Summer TimeUTC – 3 hours
Falkland Island TimeUTC – 4 hours
Fernando de Noronha TimeUTC – 2 hours
French Guiana TimeUTC – 3 hours
Guyana TimeUTC – 4 hours
Peru TimeUTC – 5 hours
Paraguay Summer TimeUTC – 3 hours
Paraguay TimeUTC – 4 hours
Suriname TimeUTC – 3 hours
Uruguay Summer TimeUTC – 2 hours
Uruguay TimeUTC – 3 hours
Venezuelan Standard TimeUTC – 4:30 hours
Please note that some of these numbers are easier to find than others. A few of these South America stats come from their own reports, but some are based on news reports and not official government tallies. No information contained on DMR should be relied upon to make investment decisions. Basically, this is the best I can find and I don’t guarantee anything to be 100%.