While the cities of other continents are primates, for example London, Paris and Vienna in Europe, what distinguishes much of Latin America and the Caribbean is the degree of primacy. For example, Lima is ten times larger than mobile phone number list Peru's second largest city, Arequipa, Greater Buenos Aires is nine times larger than Córdoba, and the situation in Uruguay, Paraguay and parts of the Caribbean is even more extreme.
At the same time, not all Latin American countries have an urban distribution in which the majority of the population is concentrated in the country's mobile phone number list capital. Brazil has two giant cities and neither of them is its capital. Ecuador has two big cities, but Quito, the capital, is smaller than the port city of Guayaquil. Bolivia and Venezuela are no longer countries with primacy and Colombia, which was traditionally the country with the most balanced urban distribution, maintains that distinction, even as Bogotá's growth outpaced its main rival, Medellín.
In some cases, this primacy is associated mobile phone number list with the national economic power of cities, in which especially powerful cities stand out: for example, Buenos Aires, Montevideo or Santiago de Chile. As Daniel García Delgado points out, urban expansion is, in part, responsible for the enormous inequality in conurbations, with informal neighborhoods without services or drinking waterfifteen.