Western Countries 2019

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 Population 2019 Area Growth Rate
United States329,093,1109,372,610 km²0.71%
Brazil212,392,7178,515,767 km²0.72%
Mexico132,328,0351,964,375 km²1.20%
Germany82,438,639357,114 km²0.18%
United Kingdom66,959,016242,900 km²0.58%
France65,480,710551,695 km²0.38%
Italy59,216,525301,336 km²-0.13%
Colombia49,849,8181,141,748 km²0.78%
Spain46,441,049505,992 km²0.09%
Argentina45,101,7812,780,400 km²0.92%
Poland38,028,278312,679 km²-0.20%
Canada37,279,8119,984,670 km²0.88%
Peru32,933,8351,285,216 km²1.17%
Venezuela32,779,868916,445 km²1.23%
Australia25,088,6367,692,024 km²1.28%
Chile18,336,653756,102 km²0.77%
Guatemala17,577,842108,889 km²1.93%
Netherlands17,132,90841,850 km²0.28%
Ecuador17,100,444276,841 km²1.41%
Belgium11,562,78430,528 km²0.56%
Cuba11,492,046109,884 km²0.03%
Bolivia11,379,8611,098,581 km²1.46%
Haiti11,242,85627,750 km²1.17%
Dominican Republic10,996,77448,671 km²1.05%
Czech Republic10,630,58978,865 km²0.05%
Portugal10,254,66692,090 km²-0.35%
Sweden10,053,135450,295 km²0.71%
Hungary9,655,36193,028 km²-0.35%
Honduras9,568,688112,492 km²1.61%
Austria8,766,20183,871 km²0.16%
Switzerland8,608,25941,284 km²0.75%
Paraguay6,981,981406,752 km²1.23%
El Salvador6,445,40521,041 km²0.53%
Nicaragua6,351,157130,373 km²1.06%
Denmark5,775,22443,094 km²0.36%
Finland5,561,389338,424 km²0.34%
Slovakia5,450,98749,037 km²0.02%
Norway5,400,916323,802 km²0.89%
Ireland4,847,13970,273 km²0.90%
New Zealand4,792,409270,467 km²0.90%
Panama4,226,19775,417 km²1.53%
Croatia4,140,14856,594 km²-0.59%
Uruguay3,482,156181,034 km²0.36%
Jamaica2,906,33910,991 km²0.26%
Lithuania2,864,45965,300 km²-0.42%
Slovenia2,081,90020,273 km²0.03%
Latvia1,911,10864,559 km²-0.98%
Trinidad And Tobago1,375,4435,130 km²0.21%
Estonia1,303,79845,227 km²-0.23%
Luxembourg596,9922,586 km²1.13%
Suriname573,085163,820 km²0.84%
Malta433,245316 km²0.27%
Bahamas403,09513,943 km²0.95%
Belize390,23122,966 km²2.04%
Iceland340,566103,000 km²0.82%
Barbados287,010430 km²0.22%
Grenada108,825344 km²0.45%
Antigua And Barbuda104,084442 km²1.00%
Andorra77,072468 km²0.15%
Dominica74,679751 km²0.50%
Monaco39,1022.02 km²0.53%
Liechtenstein38,404160 km²0.65%
San Marino33,68361 km²0.38%
Vatican City7990.44 km²-0.25%