Countries That Drive On The Right 2019

If you live in the United States, it’s not uncommon to drive on the right side of the road. However, did you know that there are several nations that do not drive on the right side of the road? In fact, there are 78 countries and territories that observe LHT, or left-hand traffic. This means that all drivers drive on the left side of the road.

However, more nations and territories observe RHT – or right-hand traffic – which means that all drivers drive on the right side of the road. In fact, about 65% of people drive on the right. Approximately three-quarters of the roads in the world use RHT. A total of 163 countries and territories drive on the right.

This hasn’t always been true. In fact, in the early 1900s, the number of nations and territories that drove on the right was equal to the number of nations and territories that drove on the left. Beginning in 1919, more nations switched to RHT.

As of November 2018, there are 163 countries and nations that drive on the right side of the road. In alphabetical order, those nations are:

Rank Flag Name Population 2019 Area Area (mi²) % of Earth's Area Growth Rate Region Subregion
1China1,433,783,6869,706,961 km²3,746,887 mi²6.54%0.43%AsiaEastern Asia
2United States329,064,9179,372,610 km²3,617,827 mi²6.31%0.60%AmericasNorthern America
3Brazil211,049,5278,515,767 km²3,287,086 mi²5.74%0.75%AmericasSouth America
4Nigeria200,963,599923,768 km²356,574 mi²0.62%2.60%AfricaWestern Africa
5Russia145,872,25617,098,242 km²6,599,921 mi²11.52%0.09%EuropeEastern Europe
6Mexico127,575,5291,964,375 km²758,249 mi²1.32%1.10%AmericasCentral America
7Ethiopia112,078,7301,104,300 km²426,260 mi²0.74%2.61%AfricaEastern Africa
8Philippines108,116,615342,353 km²132,148 mi²0.23%1.37%AsiaSouth-Eastern Asia
9Egypt100,388,0731,002,450 km²386,946 mi²0.68%2.00%AfricaNorthern Africa
10Vietnam96,462,106331,212 km²127,848 mi²0.22%0.96%AsiaSouth-Eastern Asia
11Germany83,517,045357,114 km²137,846 mi²0.24%0.47%EuropeWestern Europe
12Turkey83,429,615783,562 km²302,455 mi²0.53%1.32%AsiaWestern Asia
13Iran82,913,9061,648,195 km²636,203 mi²1.11%1.36%AsiaSouthern Asia
14France65,129,728551,695 km²212,954 mi²0.37%0.21%EuropeWestern Europe
15Italy60,550,075301,336 km²116,316 mi²0.20%-0.13%EuropeSouthern Europe
16Myanmar54,045,420676,578 km²261,159 mi²0.46%0.63%AsiaSouth-Eastern Asia
17South Korea51,225,308100,210 km²38,681 mi²< 0.1%0.10%AsiaEastern Asia
18Colombia50,339,4431,141,748 km²440,715 mi²0.77%1.37%AmericasSouth America
19Spain46,736,776505,992 km²195,313 mi²0.34%0.09%EuropeSouthern Europe
20Argentina44,780,6772,780,400 km²1,073,234 mi²1.87%0.95%AmericasSouth America
21Ukraine43,993,638603,500 km²232,951 mi²0.41%-0.57%EuropeEastern Europe
22Algeria43,053,0542,381,741 km²919,352 mi²1.60%1.95%AfricaNorthern Africa
23Sudan42,813,2381,886,068 km²728,022 mi²1.27%2.42%AfricaNorthern Africa
24Iraq39,309,783438,317 km²169,190 mi²0.30%2.28%AsiaWestern Asia
25Afghanistan38,041,754652,230 km²251,761 mi²0.44%2.34%AsiaSouthern Asia
26Poland37,887,768312,679 km²120,694 mi²0.21%-0.09%EuropeEastern Europe
27Canada37,411,0479,984,670 km²3,854,083 mi²6.73%0.91%AmericasNorthern America
28Morocco36,471,769446,550 km²172,368 mi²0.30%1.23%AfricaNorthern Africa
29Saudi Arabia34,268,5282,149,690 km²829,780 mi²1.45%1.68%AsiaWestern Asia
30Uzbekistan32,981,716447,400 km²172,696 mi²0.30%1.56%AsiaCentral Asia
31Peru32,510,4531,285,216 km²496,093 mi²0.87%1.63%AmericasSouth America
32Angola31,825,2951,246,700 km²481,226 mi²0.84%3.30%AfricaMiddle Africa
33Ghana30,417,856238,533 km²92,074 mi²0.16%2.19%AfricaWestern Africa
34Yemen29,161,922527,968 km²203,796 mi²0.36%2.33%AsiaWestern Asia
35Venezuela28,515,829916,445 km²353,748 mi²0.62%-1.29%AmericasSouth America
36Madagascar26,969,307587,041 km²226,598 mi²0.40%2.69%AfricaEastern Africa
37Cameroon25,876,380475,442 km²183,521 mi²0.32%2.62%AfricaMiddle Africa
38North Korea25,666,161120,538 km²46,528 mi²< 0.1%0.46%AsiaEastern Asia
39Taiwan23,773,87636,193 km²13,970 mi²< 0.1%0.20%AsiaEastern Asia
40Niger23,310,7151,267,000 km²489,062 mi²0.85%3.87%AfricaWestern Africa
41Burkina Faso20,321,378272,967 km²105,365 mi²0.18%2.89%AfricaWestern Africa
42Mali19,658,0311,240,192 km²478,714 mi²0.84%3.04%AfricaWestern Africa
43Romania19,364,557238,391 km²92,019 mi²0.16%-0.73%EuropeEastern Europe
44Chile18,952,038756,102 km²291,855 mi²0.51%1.19%AmericasSouth America
45Kazakhstan18,551,4272,724,900 km²1,051,811 mi²1.84%1.27%AsiaCentral Asia
46Guatemala17,581,472108,889 km²42,031 mi²< 0.1%1.93%AmericasCentral America
47Ecuador17,373,662276,841 km²106,861 mi²0.19%1.69%AmericasSouth America
48Netherlands17,097,13041,850 km²16,154 mi²< 0.1%0.22%EuropeWestern Europe
49Syria17,070,135185,180 km²71,479 mi²0.12%0.74%AsiaWestern Asia
50Cambodia16,486,542181,035 km²69,880 mi²0.12%1.46%AsiaSouth-Eastern Asia
51Senegal16,296,364196,722 km²75,935 mi²0.13%2.79%AfricaWestern Africa
52Chad15,946,8761,284,000 km²495,624 mi²0.86%3.03%AfricaMiddle Africa
53Somalia15,442,905637,657 km²246,136 mi²0.43%2.90%AfricaEastern Africa
54Guinea12,771,246245,857 km²94,901 mi²0.17%2.88%AfricaWestern Africa
55Rwanda12,626,95026,338 km²10,166 mi²< 0.1%2.64%AfricaEastern Africa
56Benin11,801,151112,622 km²43,472 mi²< 0.1%2.75%AfricaWestern Africa
57Tunisia11,694,719163,610 km²63,153 mi²0.11%1.12%AfricaNorthern Africa
58Belgium11,539,32830,528 km²11,784 mi²< 0.1%0.50%EuropeWestern Europe
59Burundi11,530,58027,834 km²10,744 mi²< 0.1%3.18%AfricaEastern Africa
60Bolivia11,513,1001,098,581 km²424,052 mi²0.74%1.41%AmericasSouth America
61Cuba11,333,483109,884 km²42,415 mi²< 0.1%-0.04%AmericasCaribbean
62Haiti11,263,07727,750 km²10,712 mi²< 0.1%1.26%AmericasCaribbean
63South Sudan11,062,113619,745 km²239,222 mi²0.42%0.79%AfricaMiddle Africa
64Dominican Republic10,738,95848,671 km²18,787 mi²< 0.1%1.05%AmericasCaribbean
65Czech Republic10,689,20978,865 km²30,442 mi²< 0.1%0.22%EuropeEastern Europe
66Greece10,473,455131,990 km²50,948 mi²< 0.1%-0.46%EuropeSouthern Europe
67Portugal10,226,18792,090 km²35,547 mi²< 0.1%-0.29%EuropeSouthern Europe
68Jordan10,101,69489,342 km²34,486 mi²< 0.1%1.37%AsiaWestern Asia
69Azerbaijan10,047,71886,600 km²33,428 mi²< 0.1%0.99%AsiaWestern Asia
70Sweden10,036,379450,295 km²173,814 mi²0.30%0.65%EuropeNorthern Europe
71United Arab Emirates9,770,52983,600 km²32,270 mi²< 0.1%1.45%AsiaWestern Asia
72Honduras9,746,117112,492 km²43,422 mi²< 0.1%1.65%AmericasCentral America
73Hungary9,684,67993,028 km²35,909 mi²< 0.1%-0.24%EuropeEastern Europe
74Belarus9,452,411207,600 km²80,134 mi²0.14%-0.00%EuropeEastern Europe
75Tajikistan9,321,018143,100 km²55,237 mi²< 0.1%2.42%AsiaCentral Asia
76Austria8,955,10283,871 km²32,374 mi²< 0.1%0.72%EuropeWestern Europe
77Serbia8,772,23588,361 km²34,107 mi²< 0.1%-0.35%EuropeSouthern Europe
78Switzerland8,591,36541,284 km²15,936 mi²< 0.1%0.77%EuropeWestern Europe
79Israel8,519,37720,770 km²8,017 mi²< 0.1%1.64%AsiaWestern Asia
80Togo8,082,36656,785 km²21,919 mi²< 0.1%2.45%AfricaWestern Africa
81Sierra Leone7,813,21571,740 km²27,692 mi²< 0.1%2.13%AfricaWestern Africa
82Laos7,169,455236,800 km²91,405 mi²0.16%1.53%AsiaSouth-Eastern Asia
83Paraguay7,044,636406,752 km²157,006 mi²0.27%1.27%AmericasSouth America
84Bulgaria7,000,119110,879 km²42,799 mi²< 0.1%-0.73%EuropeEastern Europe
85Lebanon6,855,71310,452 km²4,034 mi²< 0.1%-0.05%AsiaWestern Asia
86Libya6,777,4521,759,540 km²679,182 mi²1.19%1.48%AfricaNorthern Africa
87Nicaragua6,545,502130,373 km²50,324 mi²< 0.1%1.24%AmericasCentral America
88El Salvador6,453,55321,041 km²8,122 mi²< 0.1%0.51%AmericasCentral America
89Kyrgyzstan6,415,850199,951 km²77,181 mi²0.13%1.77%AsiaCentral Asia
90Turkmenistan5,942,089488,100 km²188,407 mi²0.33%1.56%AsiaCentral Asia
91Denmark5,771,87643,094 km²16,634 mi²< 0.1%0.34%EuropeNorthern Europe
92Finland5,532,156338,424 km²130,632 mi²0.23%0.17%EuropeNorthern Europe
93Slovakia5,457,01349,037 km²18,928 mi²< 0.1%0.07%EuropeEastern Europe
94Norway5,378,857323,802 km²124,988 mi²0.22%0.77%EuropeNorthern Europe
95Costa Rica5,047,56151,100 km²19,725 mi²< 0.1%0.96%AmericasCentral America
96Palestine4,981,4206,220 km²2,401 mi²< 0.1%2.44%AsiaWestern Asia
97Oman4,974,986309,500 km²119,467 mi²0.21%3.01%AsiaWestern Asia
98Liberia4,937,374111,369 km²42,988 mi²< 0.1%2.46%AfricaWestern Africa
99Central African Republic4,745,185622,984 km²240,472 mi²0.42%1.69%AfricaMiddle Africa
100Mauritania4,525,6961,030,700 km²397,850 mi²0.69%2.78%AfricaWestern Africa
101Panama4,246,43975,417 km²29,111 mi²< 0.1%1.67%AmericasCentral America
102Kuwait4,207,08317,818 km²6,878 mi²< 0.1%1.69%AsiaWestern Asia
103Croatia4,130,30456,594 km²21,845 mi²< 0.1%-0.63%EuropeSouthern Europe
104Moldova4,043,26333,846 km²13,065 mi²< 0.1%-0.21%EuropeEastern Europe
105Georgia3,996,76569,700 km²26,904 mi²< 0.1%-0.15%AsiaWestern Asia
106Eritrea3,497,117117,600 km²45,394 mi²< 0.1%1.28%AfricaEastern Africa
107Uruguay3,461,734181,034 km²69,879 mi²0.12%0.36%AmericasSouth America
108Bosnia And Herzegovina3,301,00051,209 km²19,767 mi²< 0.1%-0.69%EuropeSouthern Europe
109Mongolia3,225,1671,564,110 km²603,746 mi²1.05%1.73%AsiaEastern Asia
110Armenia2,957,73129,743 km²11,481 mi²< 0.1%0.20%AsiaWestern Asia
111Albania2,880,91728,748 km²11,097 mi²< 0.1%-0.06%EuropeSouthern Europe
112Qatar2,832,06711,586 km²4,472 mi²< 0.1%1.81%AsiaWestern Asia
113Lithuania2,759,62765,300 km²25,206 mi²< 0.1%-1.49%EuropeNorthern Europe
114Gambia2,347,70610,689 km²4,126 mi²< 0.1%2.97%AfricaWestern Africa
115Gabon2,172,579267,668 km²103,320 mi²0.18%2.52%AfricaMiddle Africa
116Macedonia2,083,45925,713 km²9,925 mi²< 0.1%0.02%EuropeSouthern Europe
117Slovenia2,078,65420,273 km²7,825 mi²< 0.1%0.04%EuropeSouthern Europe
118Guinea Bissau1,920,92236,125 km²13,944 mi²< 0.1%2.49%AfricaWestern Africa
119Latvia1,906,74364,559 km²24,920 mi²< 0.1%-1.13%EuropeNorthern Europe
120Bahrain1,641,172765 km²295 mi²< 0.1%4.57%AsiaWestern Asia
121Equatorial Guinea1,355,98628,051 km²10,828 mi²< 0.1%3.59%AfricaMiddle Africa
122Estonia1,325,64845,227 km²17,458 mi²< 0.1%0.21%EuropeNorthern Europe
123Djibouti973,56023,200 km²8,955 mi²< 0.1%1.53%AfricaEastern Africa
124Comoros850,8861,862 km²719 mi²< 0.1%2.23%AfricaEastern Africa
125Montenegro627,98713,812 km²5,331 mi²< 0.1%0.03%EuropeSouthern Europe
126Luxembourg615,7292,586 km²998 mi²< 0.1%1.90%EuropeWestern Europe
127Cape Verde549,9354,033 km²1,557 mi²< 0.1%1.13%AfricaWestern Africa
128Belize390,35322,966 km²8,865 mi²< 0.1%1.90%AmericasCentral America
129Iceland339,031103,000 km²39,758 mi²< 0.1%0.69%EuropeNorthern Europe
130Vanuatu299,88212,189 km²4,705 mi²< 0.1%2.46%OceaniaMelanesia
131Sao Tome And Principe215,056964 km²372 mi²< 0.1%1.91%AfricaMiddle Africa
132Micronesia113,815702 km²271 mi²< 0.1%1.04%OceaniaMicronesia
133Andorra77,142468 km²181 mi²< 0.1%0.18%EuropeSouthern Europe
134Marshall Islands58,791181 km²70 mi²< 0.1%0.65%OceaniaMicronesia
135Monaco38,9642.02 km²1 mi²< 0.1%0.73%EuropeWestern Europe
136Liechtenstein38,019160 km²62 mi²< 0.1%0.29%EuropeWestern Europe
137San Marino33,86061 km²24 mi²< 0.1%0.22%EuropeSouthern Europe
138Palau18,008459 km²177 mi²< 0.1%0.56%OceaniaMicronesia