Note: This is the 1997 edition of UNEP's Global Environment Outlook. If you are interested in more recent information, please see the 2000 and 2002 editions.

Table 2.9. Population Estimates, Projections, and Growth Rates for the Seven Largest Cities in Latin America and the Caribbean, 1995 and 2000

Population (millions) World rank
Agglomeration 1995 2000 Growth rate in size
Sao Paulo, Brazil 26.8 27.9 0.8 2
Mexico City, Mexico 15.6 16.4 0.9 4
Buenos Aires, Argentina 11 11.4 0.7 12
Rio de Janeiro, Brazil 9.9 10.2 0.7 16
Lima, Peru 7.5 8.4 2.4 25
Bogota, Colombia 5.6 6.3 2.4 32
Santiago, Chile 5.1 5.4 1.4 38

Source:
UN (1995).