Anglo-America most often refers to a region in the Americas in which English is the main language and British culture and the British Empire have had significant historical, ethnic, linguistic, and cultural impact.[2] Anglo-America is distinct from Latin America, a region of the Americas where Romance languages (e.g., Spanish, Portuguese and French) are prevalent.[2] The adjective "Anglo-American", however, often refers to a broader geographic and cultural framework always encompassing the United Kingdom, and often including countries such as Australia and New Zealand. The adjective is commonly used, for instance, in the phrase "Anglo-American law", a concept roughly coterminous with Common Law.[3][4]

Area20,960,254.6 km2 (8,092,799.5 sq mi) (Area include Quebec)
Population363,526,484 (population include Quebec)
Population density18.3/km2 (47/sq mi)
Time zonesUTC−03:30 to UTC-10
Largest citiesList of cities in North America, Cities in Guyana

Geographic region

The term Anglo-America frequently refers specifically to the United States and Canada, by far the two most populous English-speaking countries in North America.[5] Other areas composing the Anglophone Caribbean include territories of the former British West Indies, Belize, Bermuda, and Guyana.

Two notable territories with substantial non-Anglophone majorities are nonetheless often included in Anglo-America for non-linguistic reasons. In Canada, the francophone province of Quebec, Acadia in New Brunswick and a part of Cochrane District[6] are sometimes considered part of Anglo-America for cultural, economic, geographical, historical, and political reasons. Similarly, Spanish-speaking Puerto Rico is considered part of Anglo-America because of its status as a unincorporated territory of the United States.[7] Conversely, Sint Eustatius, Sint Maarten, and Saba are not typically included in Anglo-America, despite their English-speaking majorities, because they are constituent countries or public bodies that form part of the Kingdom of the Netherlands.

Population sizes, in 2010[8]
Country Population Land area Pop. density
Anguilla (United Kingdom) 14,76491 km2 (35 sq mi)162.2/km2 (420/sq mi)
 Antigua and Barbuda 86,754442.6 km2 (170.9 sq mi)196.0/km2 (508/sq mi)
 Bahamas 310,42610,010 km2 (3,860 sq mi)31.0/km2 (80/sq mi)
 Barbados 285,653430 km2 (170 sq mi)664.3/km2 (1,721/sq mi)
 Belize 314,52222,806 km2 (8,805 sq mi)13.9/km2 (36/sq mi)
Bermuda (United Kingdom) 68,26854 km2 (21 sq mi)1,264.2/km2 (3,274/sq mi)
British Virgin Islands (United Kingdom) 24,939151 km2 (58 sq mi)165.2/km2 (428/sq mi)
 Canada (Exc. Quebec) 34,255,0009,984,670 km2 (3,855,100 sq mi)3.7/km2 (9.6/sq mi)
Cayman Islands (United Kingdom) 50,209264 km2 (102 sq mi)198.2/km2 (513/sq mi)
 Dominica 72,813751 km2 (290 sq mi)97.0/km2 (251/sq mi)
 Grenada 107,818344 km2 (133 sq mi)313.4/km2 (812/sq mi)
 Guyana 748,486196,849 km2 (76,004 sq mi)3.8/km2 (9.8/sq mi)
 Jamaica 2,847,23210,831 km2 (4,182 sq mi)262.9/km2 (681/sq mi)
 Saint Kitts and Nevis 49,898261 km2 (101 sq mi)191.2/km2 (495/sq mi)
 Saint Lucia 160,922606 km2 (234 sq mi)265.5/km2 (688/sq mi)
 Saint Vincent and the Grenadines 104,217389 km2 (150 sq mi)267.9/km2 (694/sq mi)
 Trinidad and Tobago 1,228,6915,128 km2 (1,980 sq mi)239.6/km2 (621/sq mi)
Turks and Caicos Islands (United Kingdom) 23,528430 km2 (170 sq mi)104/km2 (270/sq mi)
 United States 310,232,8639,161,966 km2 (3,537,455 sq mi)33.9/km2 (88/sq mi)
United States Virgin Islands (United States) 109,775346 km2 (134 sq mi)317.3/km2 (822/sq mi)

Ethnic groups

Ethnic distribution[8]
Country Blacks Asians Mulattoes Hispanics Whites
Anguilla (United Kingdom)90%5%5%
 Antigua and Barbuda91%5%4%
 Belize25%15% 55%5%
Bermuda (United Kingdom)52%4%9%31%
British Virgin Islands (United Kingdom)82%6%5%7%
Cayman Islands (United Kingdom)27%9%43%21%
 Saint Kitts and Nevis92%1%5%2%
 Saint Lucia87%2%11%
 Saint Vincent and the Grenadines69%6%21%4%
 Trinidad and Tobago37%38%24%1%
Turks and Caicos Islands (United Kingdom)92%8%
 United States15%5%20%60%
United States Virgin Islands (United States)73%1%7%18%1%


People from other parts of the world have immigrated to Anglo-America in search of a better quality of life, better employment, and an escape from famine, poverty, violence, and conflict. People from many different ethnic origins in Latin America and more remote places all over the world, including the less English-dominant parts of Oceania, continental Europe, Asia, and Africa, all live in Anglo-America contemporarily.

Standard of living, in 2009[8]
Country GDP (PPP)
Billions USD
GDP Per Capita
Anguilla (United Kingdom) $0.2 billion12,200
 Antigua and Barbuda $1.55 billion18,100
 Bahamas $9.09 billion29,800
 Barbados $5.20 billion18,500
 Belize $2.49 billion8,100
Bermuda (United Kingdom) $4.50 billion69,900
British Virgin Islands (United Kingdom) $0.9 billion38,500
 Canada $1,300.0 billion38,400
Cayman Islands (United Kingdom) $2.25 billion43,800
 Dominica $0.74 billion10,200
 Grenada $1.16 billion10,800
 Guyana $2.84 billion3,800
 Jamaica $23.24 billion8,200
 Saint Kitts and Nevis $0.75 billion15,200
 Saint Lucia $1.75 billion10,900
 Saint Vincent and the Grenadines $1.55 billion18,100
 Trinidad and Tobago $28.41 billion23,100
Turks and Caicos Islands (United Kingdom) $0.22 billion11,500
 United States $14,260.0 billion46,400
United States Virgin Islands (United States) $1.577 billion14,500

See also




  • List of North American countries by GDP (nominal)
  • List of North American countries by GDP per capita
  • List of North American countries by GDP (PPP)
  • List of South American countries by GDP (nominal)
  • List of South American countries by GDP per capita
  • List of South American countries by GDP (PPP)


  1. This usage refers to those who reside within the geographical area of Anglo-America as opposed to those who are members of the Anglo-American ethnic group.
  2. "Anglo-America", vol. 1, Micropædia, Encyclopædia Britannica, 15th ed., Chicago: Encyclopædia Britannica, Inc., 1990. ISBN 0-85229-511-1.
  3. "Common Law". Encyclopedia Britannica. Retrieved December 29, 2021.
  4. "Anglo-American Law". Maryland Courts: Thurgood Marshall State Law Library. Retrieved December 29, 2021.
  5. "North America" The Columbia Encyclopedia Archived February 6, 2007, at the Wayback Machine, 6th ed. 2001-5. New York: Columbia University Press.
  6. mutur zikin. "Carte linguistique du Canada / Linguistic map of Canada". Retrieved September 22, 2015.
  7. "2005–2009 Population and Housing Narrative Profile for Puerto Rico". U.S. Census Narrative Profile. U.S. Census. 2005–2009. Archived from the original on October 8, 2011. Retrieved May 19, 2011.
  8. CIA world factbook 2010
  9. Gouvernement du Canada, Statistique Canada (January 15, 2001). "Programme du recensement".
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