Western Countries 2020

What countries are Western countries?

The Western world, also known as the Occident or the West, has been shaped by several different definitions, some geographic and some formed by other factors. To Europeans, the Western world used to be a literal geographical term, separating Europe from the Middle East, South Asia, Southeast Asia, North Africa, and the Far East. This is no longer used as a primary definition, since Australia and New Zealand geographically in the East, but are Western countries.

The concept of the Western part of the world is from Greco-Roman civilization in Europe and the advent of Christianity. The Western world has been influenced by the traditions of the Renaissance, the Protestant Reformation, and the Age of Enlightenment and was shaped by the colonialism of the 15th-20th centuries. This mass exportation of culture to the rest of the world was known as Westernization.

By the mid-20th century, Western culture was widespread throughout the world with the help of mass media, such as television, film, radio, and music. The term “Western culture” is used broadly to refer to traditions, social norms, religious beliefs, technologies, and political systems. Because the culture is so widespread, today the term “Western world” has a cultural, economic, and political definition.

The cultural definition, known as the Latin West, broadly refers to all of the countries that were shaped by Western Christianity (Catholic and Protestant churches), have similar cultural and ethical values, and use the Latin alphabet.

The political definition is known as the Cold War West. These countries had democratic, capitalist governments after World War II and were aligned against the USSR. The common defining factor in these countries is being against communism.

The third definition is the economic definition, known as the Rich West. This is a narrower definition that includes European-settled countries that have GDPs per capita over US$10,000. This does not include many Central and South American countries that are included in the other definitions but includes former communist countries that were excluded from the political definition.

Below is a table of all of the Western countries around the world.

Western Countries 2020

Country Population 2020
United States331,002,651
Brazil212,559,417
Mexico128,932,753
Germany83,783,942
United Kingdom67,886,011
France65,273,511
Italy60,461,826
Colombia50,882,891
Spain46,754,778
Argentina45,195,774
Poland37,846,611
Canada37,742,154
Peru32,971,854
Venezuela28,435,940
Australia25,499,884
Chile19,116,201
Guatemala17,915,568
Ecuador17,643,054
Netherlands17,134,872
Bolivia11,673,021
Belgium11,589,623
Haiti11,402,528
Cuba11,326,616
Dominican Republic10,847,910
Czech Republic10,708,981
Portugal10,196,709
Sweden10,099,265
Honduras9,904,607
Hungary9,660,351
Austria9,006,398
Switzerland8,654,622
Paraguay7,132,538
Nicaragua6,624,554
El Salvador6,486,205
Denmark5,792,202
Finland5,540,720
Slovakia5,459,642
Norway5,421,241
Costa Rica5,094,118
Ireland4,937,786
New Zealand4,822,233
Panama4,314,767
Croatia4,105,267
Uruguay3,473,730
Jamaica2,961,167
Lithuania2,722,289
Slovenia2,078,938
Latvia1,886,198
Trinidad And Tobago1,399,488
Estonia1,326,535
Luxembourg625,978
Suriname586,632
Malta441,543
Belize397,628
Bahamas393,244
Iceland341,243
Barbados287,375
Saint Lucia183,627
Grenada112,523
Saint Vincent And The Grenadines110,940
Antigua And Barbuda97,929
Andorra77,265
Dominica71,986
Saint Kitts And Nevis53,199
Monaco39,242
Liechtenstein38,128
San Marino33,931
Vatican City801