List of South American capitals

This region is characterized by substantial inequality in the economic development of countries. And the capital cities here often have higher standards of living compared to other towns. The best places to live in are Montevideo, Buenos Aires and Santiago.

The most visited by tourists is the Peruvian capital, Lima, as a main gate to the legendary Machu Picchu, followed by Buenos Aires and Montevideo.

Alphabetical list of capital cities in South America
CountryCapital city
A
ArgentinaBuenos Aires
B
BoliviaLa Paz (administrative), Sucre (judicial)
BrazilBrasilia
C
ChileSantiago
ColombiaBogotá
E
EcuadorQuito
G
GuyanaGeorgetown
CountryCapital city
P
ParaguayAsunción
PeruLima
S
SurinameParamaribo
U
UruguayMontevideo
V
VenezuelaCaracas