Spanish Speaking Countries 2020

The Spanish language is spoken in countries all throughout the world. It is the majority language across 20 states and territories. This means that it is used as the primary language for communication across most of the population. Official documents are written in Spanish in these countries and territories, and it is taught to children in schools. Across these nations, there are over 442,000,000 people that speak Spanish.

Mexico is the Spanish-speaking nation with the highest population. As of 2014, Mexico has a population of over 120 million residents. It is the only country with a population of over 100 million that is primarily Spanish-speaking.

The other countries that are Spanish-speaking are located around the world, with most being located in South America, Latin America and Europe.

All of the nations and territories that have Spanish as their majority language are (in alphabetical order): Argentina, Bolivia, Chile, Colombia, Costa Rica, Cuba, Dominican Republic, Ecuador, El Salvador, Equatorial Guinea, Guatemala, Honduras, Mexico, Nicaragua, Panama, Paraguay, Peru, Puerto Rico, Spain, Uruguay, Venezuela

There are also nations that have minority populations of Spanish-speaking residents. While Spanish isn’t the official language in these areas, most printed and broadcast media in these areas are also available in Spanish. The United States has the largest population of Spanish-speaking residents among these nations. About 23% of the total population – or 52 million – speak Spanish.

In addition to the United States, Andorra, Belize and Gibraltar also have large populations of Spanish-speaking residents.

Spanish has also influenced creole languages spoken in areas around the world. Papiamento, which is based on Spanish, is spoken in Aruba, the Caribbean Netherlands and Curacao. Chavacano is another Spanish-based creole language that is spoken throughout parts of the Philippines by over 600,000 people.

Spanish Speaking Countries 2020

Rank Country Population 2020
1Mexico128,932,753
2Colombia50,882,891
3Spain46,754,778
4Argentina45,195,774
5Peru32,971,854
6Venezuela28,435,940
7Chile19,116,201
8Guatemala17,915,568
9Ecuador17,643,054
10Bolivia11,673,021
11Cuba11,326,616
12Dominican Republic10,847,910
13Honduras9,904,607
14Paraguay7,132,538
15Nicaragua6,624,554
16El Salvador6,486,205
17Costa Rica5,094,118
18Panama4,314,767
19Uruguay3,473,730
20Puerto Rico2,860,853
21Equatorial Guinea1,402,985