Western Hemisphere Countries 2021

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The Western Hemisphere of Earth is a geographical term for the western half of Earth. The Western Hemisphere is typically defined as the area of Earth, including both land and water, which lies west of the prime meridian (0° longitude) up to the 180th meridian.

The Western Hemisphere contains all of North America and South America and their islands and surrounding waters, as well as parts of Africa, Europe, Antarctica, and a part of Russia. The Western Hemisphere has less land than the Eastern Hemisphere, containing about 29% of the Earth’s total land.

North American Countries

North America is located in the Western Hemisphere and entirely in the North Hemisphere. North America is comprised of 23 different countries with a total land area of about 9.54 million square miles and a total population of over 580 million people.

The 23 North American countries in the Western Hemisphere are:

North America also has several islands and territories that are not independent states.

South American Countries

South America is located in the Western Hemisphere and almost entirely in the Southern Hemisphere with a small portion in the Northern Hemisphere. South America covers about 6.888 million square miles and has a population of over 422.5 million people. There are 12 countries in South America.

The 12 South American countries in the Western Hemisphere are:

Of these countries, Suriname, Guyana, Venezuela, some of Colombia, and a part of Ecuador are located in the Northern Hemisphere. In addition to these 12 countries, there are also two non-sovereign territories: the Falkland Islands and French Guinea.

African Countries

Several African countries are located entirely in the Western Hemisphere, including some that are mostly and partially in the Western Hemisphere.

Those countries that are entirely in the Western Hemisphere are:

Countries that are mostly or partially located in the Western Hemisphere are:

Europe

Several European countries are located either entirely or partially in the Western Hemisphere.

Those countries that are located entirely in the Western Hemisphere are:

Those countries that are mostly or partially located in the Western Hemisphere are:

Western Hemisphere Countries 2021

Rank Country 2021 Population
1United States332,915,073
2Brazil213,993,437
3Mexico130,262,216
4France65,426,179
5Colombia51,265,844
6Spain46,745,216
7Argentina45,605,826
8Algeria44,616,624
9Canada38,067,903
10Morocco37,344,795
11Peru33,359,418
12Ghana31,732,129
13Venezuela28,704,954
14Ivory Coast27,053,629
15Burkina Faso21,497,096
16Mali20,855,735
17Chile19,212,361
18Guatemala18,249,860
19Ecuador17,888,475
20Senegal17,196,301
21Guinea13,497,244
22Bolivia11,832,940
23Haiti11,541,685
24Cuba11,317,505
25Dominican Republic10,953,703
26Honduras10,062,991
27Togo8,478,250
28Sierra Leone8,141,343
29Paraguay7,219,638
30Nicaragua6,702,385
31El Salvador6,518,499
32Liberia5,180,203
33Costa Rica5,139,052
34Ireland4,982,907
35Mauritania4,775,119
36Panama4,381,579
37Uruguay3,485,151
38Jamaica2,973,463
39Gambia2,486,945
40Guinea Bissau2,015,494
41Trinidad And Tobago1,403,375
42Guyana790,326
43Western Sahara611,875
44Suriname591,800
45Cape Verde561,898
46Belize404,914
47Bahamas396,913
48Iceland343,353
49Barbados287,711
50Saint Lucia184,400
51Grenada113,021
52Saint Vincent And The Grenadines111,263
53Antigua And Barbuda98,731
54Dominica72,167
55Saint Kitts And Nevis53,544

Western Hemisphere Countries 2021