Western Countries

When discussing “Western countries,” there are several different definitions. One of the most accepted definition of Western countries is countries that were shaped through Western Christianity. Today, these countries use the Latin alphabetic. Culture and ethics are similar across the nations.

The countries that fit this definition of “Western” are:

Under the political definition of “Western countries,” this refers to the Cold War West, or the countries that were against the Soviet Union. The main similarities of these countries were that they had democratic governments following World War II. Those nations include:

  • Andorra, Antigua and Barbuda, Argentina, Australia, Austria
  • Bahamas, Barbados, Belgium, Belize, Bolivia, Brazil
  • Canada, Chile, Colombia, Costa Rica, Croatia
  • Denmark, Dominica, Dominican Republic
  • Ecuador, El Salvador
  • Finland, France
  • Germany, Greece, Grenada, Guatemala
  • Haiti, Honduras
  • Iceland, Ireland, Italy
  • Jamaica
  • Liechtenstein, Luxembourg
  • Malta, Mexico, Monaco
  • Netherlands, New Zealand, Norway
  • Panama, Paraguay, Peru, Portugal
  • St. Kitts and Nevis, St. Lucia, St. Vincent, San Marino, Spain, Suriname, Sweden, Switzerland
  • Trinidad and Tobago
  • United Kingdom, United States, Uruguay
  • Vatican City, Venezuela

Another definition of Western countries is “The Rich West.” This includes European-settled nations with a high GDP. Many nations in South America and Central America are not on this list, while former communist nations are included based on their economic standing. These nations are:

  • Andorra, Antigua and Barbuda, Argentina, Australia, Austria
  • Bahamas, Barbados, Belgium
  • Canada, Chile, Costa Rica, Croatia, Cyprus, Czech Republic
  • Denmark
  • Estonia
  • Finland, France
  • Germany, Greece
  • Hungary
  • Iceland, Ireland, Italy
  • Latvia, Liechtenstein, Lithuania, Luxembourg
  • Malta, Monaco
  • Netherlands, New Zealand, Norway
  • Panama, Poland, Portugal
  • St. Kitts and Nevis, San Marino, Slovakia, Slovenia, Spain, Sweden, Switzerland
  • Trinidad and Tobago
  • United Kingdom, United States, Uruguay
  • Vatican City
Flag Name Area Population 2018 Growth Rate
United States9,372,610 km²326,766,7480.71%
Brazil8,515,767 km²210,867,9540.75%
Mexico1,964,375 km²130,759,0741.24%
Germany357,114 km²82,293,4570.22%
United Kingdom242,900 km²66,573,5040.59%
France551,695 km²65,233,2710.39%
Italy301,336 km²59,290,969-0.12%
Colombia1,141,748 km²49,464,6830.81%
Spain505,992 km²46,397,4520.09%
Argentina2,780,400 km²44,688,8640.94%
Poland312,679 km²38,104,832-0.17%
Canada9,984,670 km²36,953,7650.90%
Peru1,285,216 km²32,551,8151.20%
Venezuela916,445 km²32,381,2211.26%
Australia7,692,024 km²24,772,2471.32%
Chile756,102 km²18,197,2090.79%
Guatemala108,889 km²17,245,3461.96%
Netherlands41,850 km²17,084,4590.28%
Ecuador276,841 km²16,863,4251.44%
Belgium30,528 km²11,498,5190.61%
Cuba109,884 km²11,489,0820.04%
Bolivia1,098,581 km²11,215,6741.48%
Haiti27,750 km²11,112,9451.20%
Dominican Republic48,671 km²10,882,9961.08%
Czech Republic78,865 km²10,625,2500.07%
Portugal92,090 km²10,291,196-0.37%
Sweden450,295 km²9,982,7090.73%
Hungary93,028 km²9,688,847-0.34%
Honduras112,492 km²9,417,1671.64%
Austria83,871 km²8,751,8200.19%
Switzerland41,284 km²8,544,0340.80%
Paraguay406,752 km²6,896,9081.26%
El Salvador21,041 km²6,411,5580.53%
Nicaragua130,373 km²6,284,7571.08%
Denmark43,094 km²5,754,3560.36%
Finland338,424 km²5,542,5170.35%
Slovakia49,037 km²5,449,8160.04%
Norway323,802 km²5,353,3630.90%
Ireland70,273 km²4,803,7480.88%
New Zealand270,467 km²4,749,5980.93%
Croatia56,594 km²4,164,783-0.59%
Panama75,417 km²4,162,6181.56%
Uruguay181,034 km²3,469,5510.37%
Jamaica10,991 km²2,898,6770.29%
Lithuania65,300 km²2,876,475-0.48%
Slovenia20,273 km²2,081,2600.06%
Latvia64,559 km²1,929,938-1.01%
Trinidad And Tobago5,130 km²1,372,5980.25%
Estonia45,227 km²1,306,788-0.22%
Luxembourg2,586 km²590,3211.18%
Suriname163,820 km²568,3010.87%
Malta316 km²432,0890.29%
Bahamas13,943 km²399,2850.99%
Belize22,966 km²382,4442.07%
Iceland103,000 km²337,7800.82%
Barbados430 km²286,3880.23%
Grenada344 km²108,3390.48%
Antigua And Barbuda442 km²103,0501.02%
Andorra468 km²76,953-0.02%
Dominica751 km²74,3080.52%
Monaco2.02 km²38,8970.52%
Liechtenstein160 km²38,1550.61%
San Marino61 km²33,5570.47%
Vatican City0.44 km²8011.14%