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
Rank Flag Country Population 2019
6Andorra77,142
17Antigua And Barbuda97,118
19Argentina44,780,677
26Australia25,203,198
30Austria8,955,102
33Bahamas389,482
39Barbados287,025
43Belgium11,539,328
61Belize390,353
51Bolivia11,513,100
58Brazil211,049,527
1Canada37,411,047
2Chile18,952,038
3Colombia50,339,443
4Croatia4,130,304
5Cuba11,333,483
7Czech Republic10,689,209
8Denmark5,771,876
9Dominica71,808
10Dominican Republic10,738,958
11Ecuador17,373,662
12El Salvador6,453,553
13Estonia1,325,648
14Finland5,532,156
15France65,129,728
16Germany83,517,045
18Grenada112,003
20Guatemala17,581,472
21Haiti11,263,077
23Honduras9,746,117
24Hungary9,684,679
25Iceland339,031
27Ireland4,882,495
28Italy60,550,075
29Jamaica2,948,279
31Latvia1,906,743
32Liechtenstein38,019
34Lithuania2,759,627
35Luxembourg615,729
36Malta440,372
37Mexico127,575,529
38Monaco38,964
40Netherlands17,097,130
41New Zealand4,783,063
42Nicaragua6,545,502
44Norway5,378,857
45Panama4,246,439
46Paraguay7,044,636
47Peru32,510,453
48Poland37,887,768
49Portugal10,226,187
50San Marino33,860
52Slovakia5,457,013
53Slovenia2,078,654
54Spain46,736,776
55Suriname581,372
56Sweden10,036,379
57Switzerland8,591,365
59Trinidad And Tobago1,394,973
60United Kingdom67,530,172
62United States329,064,917
63Uruguay3,461,734
22Vatican City799
64Venezuela28,515,829