Capitals of South America...
A bird's view over the continent


The following list of capitals of South America may become handy at the time of organizing your journey to South America. Apart from maps of the country and the city itself, you will find other relevant info such as local time & weather forecast and even where to book accommodation.

If you need to find out about their respective flags, please visit Flags of South America.

Happy travels!...

Asunción:



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Nuestra Señora Santa Maria de la Asunción is the capital and largest city of the Republic of Paraguay. Map of Paraguay.

Latitud and Longitud: 25° 16' 0" S / 57° 40' 0" W.

Area: City: 117 km2 (45.2 sq mi), Metro: 1,000 km2 (400 sq mi).

Population: Approximately 540,000. Metropolitan Area: 2,329,061 (2009).

Time Zone: UTC/GMT -4 hours.

Local Time & Weather Forecast: Find it here.

Airport: Silvio Pettirossi International Airport (ASU).

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Bogota:



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Officially named Distrito Capital de Bogota (formerly Santa Fe de Bogota), it is the capital of the Republic of Colombia.

Map of Colombia.

Latitud and Longitud: 4° 36' 0" N / 74° 5' 0" W.

Area: City 384.40 km². Metropolitan area 3642 km².

Population:

Time Zone: UTC/GMT -5 hours.

Local Time & Weather Forecast: Find it here.

Airport: El Dorado International Airport (BOG).

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Brasilia:



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Also known as Federal District, Brasilia is the capital of the Federative Republic of Brazil.

Map of Brazil.

Latitud and Longitud: 15° 47' 0" S / 47° 55' 0" W.

Area: 5,802 km².

Population: 2.562,963 inhabitants (2010).

Time Zone: UTC/GMT -3 hours.

Local Time & Weather Forecast: Find it here.

Airport: Presidente Juscelino Kubitschek International Airport (BSB). See more Airports in Brazil.

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Buenos Aires:



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Also known as Ciudad Autónoma de Buenos Aires, Buenos Aires is the capital of the Republic of Argentina.

Map of Argentina.

Latitud and Longitud: 34° 36' 12" S / 58° 22' 54" W.

Area: 202 square km.

Population: Metropolitan area 12,925,000 (2010).

Time Zone: UTC/GMT -3 hours.

Local Time & Weather Forecast: Find it here.

Airport: Ministro Pistarini International Airport (EZE) plus Jorge Newbery Airport (AEP). See more Argentina Airports.

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Caracas:



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Caracas (Santiago León de Caracas) is the capital of the Bolivarian Republic of Venezuela.

Map of Venezuela.

Latitud and Longitud: 10° 30' 0" N / 66° 55' 0" W.

Area: 822.9 square kilometers.

Population: 5.905.463 (2009).

Time Zone: UTC/GMT -4:30 hours.

Local Time & Weather Forecast: Find it here.

Airport: Simon Bolivar International Airport (CCS). See more Venezuela Airports.

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Cayenne:



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Cayenne is the capital of French Guiana, under French administration since 1814.

Map of French Guiana

Latitud and Longitud: 4° 56' 0" N / 52° 20' 0" W.

Area: 206.9 km2 (79.9 sq mi) (2010).

Population: 102,089 (Jan. 2009).

Time Zone: UTC/GMT -3 hours.

Local Time & Weather Forecast: Find it here.

Airport: Félix Eboué (CAY), formerly Cayenne-Rochambeau.

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Georgetown:



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Georgetown is the capital of Guyana, named as such in 1812.

Map of Guyana.

Latitud and Longitud: 6° 48' 0" N / 58° 10' 0" W.

Area: Metropolitan 57 sq mi (150 square km).

Population: 354,964 (2009).

Time Zone: UTC/GMT -4 hours.

Local Time & Weather Forecast: Find it here.

Airport: Cheddi Jagan International Airport (GEO) plus Kaieteur International Airport ( KIA).

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Lima:



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Lima is the capital of the Republic of Peru, founded in 1535 under the name of "City of the Kings".Map of Peru.

Latitud and Longitud: 12° 3' 0" S / 77° 3' 0" W.

Area: Department of Lima 2664,67 km².

Population: 9,605,042 (2007).

Time Zone: UTC/GMT -5 hours.

Local Time & Weather Forecast: Find it here.

Airport: Jorge Chávez International Airport (LIM). See more Airports in Peru.

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Montevideo:



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Montevideo is the capital of the Oriental Republic of Uruguay (República Oriental del Uruguay, named as such for its location to the East of Uruguay river).

Map of Uruguay.

Latitud and Longitud: 34° 51' 29" S / 56° 10' 14" W.

Area: 200 km².

Population: 3,286,314 (2011).

Time Zone: UTC/GMT -3 hours.

Local Time & Weather Forecast: Find it here.

Airport: Carrasco International Airport (MVD). See more Uruguay Airports.

Find Accommodation in Montevideo.


Paramaribo:



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Paramaribo is the capital and largest city of Suriname.

Map of Suriname.

Latitud and Longitud: 5° 50' 0" N / 55° 10' 0" W.

Area: Paramaribo district 183 sq km (71 sq mi).

Population: 244,946 (2011).

Time Zone: UTC/GMT -3 hours.

Local Time & Weather Forecast: Find it here.

Airport: Johan Adolf Pengel International Airport (PBM).

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Quito:



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San Francisco de Quito is the capital of the Republic of Ecuador.

Map of Ecuador.

Latitud and Longitud: 0° 13' 0" S / 78° 30' 0" W.

Area: Metropolitan 352 km².

Population: 2.1 million (2008 estimate).

Time Zone: UTC/GMT -5 hours.

Local Time & Weather Forecast: Find it here.

Airport: Mariscal Sucre International Airport (UIO). See more Airports in Ecuador.

Find Accommodation in Quito.


Santiago:



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Santiago, also known as Santiago de Chile is the capital of the Republic of Chile.

Map of Chile.

Latitud and Longitud: 33° 27' 0" S / 70° 40' 0" W.

Area: 641,4 km².

Population: 5,428,590 (2002).

Time Zone: UTC/GMT -4 hours.

Local Time & Weather Forecast: Find it here.

Airport: Aeropuerto Internacional Comodoro Arturo Merino Benitez (SCL). See more Airports in Chile.

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Sucre:



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Historically known under different names such as "Charcas", "Chuquisaca", "La Plata" and others, Sucre is the constitutional capital of the Republic of Bolivia, while La Paz is the legislative and administrative capital.

Map of Bolivia.

Latitud and Longitud: 19° 2' 2" S / 65° 15' 45" W.

Elevation: 2,750 m (9,020 ft).

Population: 225,000 (2006).

Time Zone: UTC/GMT -4 hours.

Local Time & Weather Forecast: Find it here.

Airport: Mariscal Sucre International Airport (UIO). See more Airports in Bolivia.

Find Accommodation in Sucre.



Addendum:
Puerto Stanley is the capital of Islas Malvinas (a.k.a. Falkland Islands), annexed by England in 1833 and claimed by Argentina as part of its territory. This motivated a war conflict in 1982 and still is under international dispute at present time.


Acknowledgment:
Many thanks to Google Maps.com, Time and Date.com and Travel Maths.com for helping us to put all this info together.




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