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:

Flag Name Area Population 2019 Growth Rate
China9,706,961 km²1,420,062,0220.35%
United States9,372,610 km²329,093,1100.71%
Brazil8,515,767 km²212,392,7170.72%
Nigeria923,768 km²200,962,4172.60%
Russia17,098,242 km²143,895,551-0.05%
Mexico1,964,375 km²132,328,0351.20%
Ethiopia1,104,300 km²110,135,6352.42%
Philippines342,353 km²108,106,3101.50%
Egypt1,002,450 km²101,168,7451.80%
Vietnam331,212 km²97,429,0610.97%
Turkey783,562 km²82,961,8051.28%
Iran1,648,195 km²82,820,7660.99%
Germany357,114 km²82,438,6390.18%
France551,695 km²65,480,7100.38%
Italy301,336 km²59,216,525-0.13%
Myanmar676,578 km²54,336,1380.89%
South Korea100,210 km²51,339,2380.34%
Colombia1,141,748 km²49,849,8180.78%
Spain505,992 km²46,441,0490.09%
Argentina2,780,400 km²45,101,7810.92%
Ukraine603,500 km²43,795,220-0.49%
Algeria2,381,741 km²42,679,0181.60%
Sudan1,886,068 km²42,514,0942.42%
Iraq438,317 km²40,412,2992.73%
Poland312,679 km²38,028,278-0.20%
Canada9,984,670 km²37,279,8110.88%
Afghanistan652,230 km²37,209,0072.30%
Morocco446,550 km²36,635,1561.23%
Saudi Arabia2,149,690 km²34,140,6621.75%
Peru1,285,216 km²32,933,8351.17%
Uzbekistan447,400 km²32,807,3681.37%
Venezuela916,445 km²32,779,8681.23%
Angola1,246,700 km²31,787,5663.29%
Ghana238,533 km²30,096,9702.15%
Yemen527,968 km²29,579,9862.30%
Madagascar587,041 km²26,969,6422.69%
North Korea120,538 km²25,727,4080.46%
Cameroon475,442 km²25,312,9932.57%
Taiwan36,193 km²23,758,2470.27%
Niger1,267,000 km²23,176,6913.88%
Burkina Faso272,967 km²20,321,5602.89%
Mali1,240,192 km²19,689,1403.04%
Romania238,391 km²19,483,360-0.50%
Kazakhstan2,724,900 km²18,592,9701.03%
Syria185,180 km²18,499,1811.17%
Chile756,102 km²18,336,6530.77%
Guatemala108,889 km²17,577,8421.93%
Netherlands41,850 km²17,132,9080.28%
Ecuador276,841 km²17,100,4441.41%
Senegal196,722 km²16,743,8592.76%
Cambodia181,035 km²16,482,6461.46%
Chad1,284,000 km²15,814,3453.00%
Somalia637,657 km²15,636,1712.99%
Guinea245,857 km²13,398,1802.65%
South Sudan619,745 km²13,263,1842.66%
Rwanda26,338 km²12,794,4122.35%
Benin112,622 km²11,801,5952.75%
Tunisia163,610 km²11,783,1681.06%
Burundi27,834 km²11,575,9643.21%
Belgium30,528 km²11,562,7840.56%
Cuba109,884 km²11,492,0460.03%
Bolivia1,098,581 km²11,379,8611.46%
Haiti27,750 km²11,242,8561.17%
Greece131,990 km²11,124,603-0.16%
Dominican Republic48,671 km²10,996,7741.05%
Czech Republic78,865 km²10,630,5890.05%
Portugal92,090 km²10,254,666-0.35%
Jordan89,342 km²10,069,7941.68%
Sweden450,295 km²10,053,1350.71%
Azerbaijan86,600 km²10,014,5750.91%
United Arab Emirates83,600 km²9,682,0881.47%
Hungary93,028 km²9,655,361-0.35%
Honduras112,492 km²9,568,6881.61%
Belarus207,600 km²9,433,874-0.19%
Tajikistan143,100 km²9,292,0002.03%
Austria83,871 km²8,766,2010.16%
Serbia88,361 km²8,733,407-0.33%
Switzerland41,284 km²8,608,2590.75%
Israel20,770 km²8,583,9161.55%
Togo56,785 km²8,186,3842.45%
Sierra Leone71,740 km²7,883,1232.12%
Laos236,800 km²7,064,2421.48%
Bulgaria110,879 km²6,988,739-0.68%
Paraguay406,752 km²6,981,9811.23%
Libya1,759,540 km²6,569,8641.53%
El Salvador21,041 km²6,445,4050.53%
Nicaragua130,373 km²6,351,1571.06%
Kyrgyzstan199,951 km²6,218,6161.40%
Lebanon10,452 km²6,065,922-0.45%
Turkmenistan488,100 km²5,942,5611.56%
Denmark43,094 km²5,775,2240.36%
Finland338,424 km²5,561,3890.34%
Slovakia49,037 km²5,450,9870.02%
Norway323,802 km²5,400,9160.89%
Eritrea117,600 km²5,309,6592.35%
Palestine6,220 km²5,186,7902.65%
Oman309,500 km²5,001,8753.56%
Costa Rica51,100 km²4,999,3840.93%
Liberia111,369 km²4,977,7202.56%
Central African Republic622,984 km²4,825,7111.86%
Mauritania1,030,700 km²4,661,1492.67%
Kuwait17,818 km²4,248,9741.24%
Panama75,417 km²4,226,1971.53%
Croatia56,594 km²4,140,148-0.59%
Moldova33,846 km²4,029,750-0.28%
Georgia69,700 km²3,904,204-0.07%
Bosnia And Herzegovina51,209 km²3,501,774-0.05%
Uruguay181,034 km²3,482,1560.36%
Mongolia1,564,110 km²3,166,2441.42%
Albania28,748 km²2,938,4280.14%
Armenia29,743 km²2,936,7060.09%
Lithuania65,300 km²2,864,459-0.42%
Qatar11,586 km²2,743,9011.82%
Gambia10,689 km²2,228,0752.97%
Gabon267,668 km²2,109,0992.01%
Macedonia25,713 km²2,086,7200.08%
Slovenia20,273 km²2,081,9000.03%
Guinea Bissau36,125 km²1,953,7232.44%
Latvia64,559 km²1,911,108-0.98%
Bahrain765 km²1,637,8964.52%
Equatorial Guinea28,051 km²1,360,1043.52%
Estonia45,227 km²1,303,798-0.23%
Djibouti23,200 km²985,6901.47%
Comoros1,862 km²850,9102.23%
Montenegro13,812 km²629,3550.02%
Luxembourg2,586 km²596,9921.13%
Cape Verde4,033 km²560,3491.27%
Belize22,966 km²390,2312.04%
Iceland103,000 km²340,5660.82%
Vanuatu12,189 km²288,0172.09%
Sao Tome And Principe964 km²213,3792.18%
Micronesia702 km²106,9830.71%
Andorra468 km²77,0720.15%
Marshall Islands181 km²53,2110.08%
Monaco2.02 km²39,1020.53%
Liechtenstein160 km²38,4040.65%
San Marino61 km²33,6830.38%
Palau459 km²22,2061.10%