Anglo-America
Area20,960,254.6 km2 (8,092,799.5 sq mi) (area includes Quebec and Inuit Nunangat)
Population363,526,484 (population includes Quebec and Inuit Nunangat)
Population density18.3/km2 (47/sq mi)
DemonymAnglo-American[1]
Countries
Dependencies
LanguagesEnglish
Time zonesUTC−03:30 to UTC-10
Largest citiesList of cities in North America, cities in Guyana

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] This includes the United States of America, most of Canada, and some Caribbean countries. 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 is commonly used, for instance, in the phrase "Anglo-American law", a concept roughly coterminous with Common Law.[3][4]

Geographic region

While Canada is one of the two principal Anglo-American countries, the province of Quebec and the region of Inuit Nunangat both have non-English speaking majorities, and for this reason they are excluded from Anglo-America. Sint Eustatius, Sint Maarten, and Saba are also 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[5]
Country Population Land area Pop. density
Anguilla Anguilla (United Kingdom) 14,764 91 km2 (35 sq mi) 162.2/km2 (420/sq mi)
 Antigua and Barbuda 86,754 442.6 km2 (170.9 sq mi) 196.0/km2 (508/sq mi)
 Bahamas 310,426 10,010 km2 (3,860 sq mi) 31.0/km2 (80/sq mi)
 Barbados 285,653 430 km2 (170 sq mi) 664.3/km2 (1,721/sq mi)
 Belize 314,522 22,806 km2 (8,805 sq mi) 13.9/km2 (36/sq mi)
Bermuda Bermuda (United Kingdom) 68,268 54 km2 (21 sq mi) 1,264.2/km2 (3,274/sq mi)
British Virgin Islands British Virgin Islands (United Kingdom) 24,939 151 km2 (58 sq mi) 165.2/km2 (428/sq mi)
 Canada (exc. Quebec and Inuit Nunangat) 31,164,858 5,243,788 km2 (2,024,638 sq mi) 5.9/km2 (15/sq mi)
Cayman Islands Cayman Islands (United Kingdom) 50,209 264 km2 (102 sq mi) 198.2/km2 (513/sq mi)
 Dominica 72,813 751 km2 (290 sq mi) 97.0/km2 (251/sq mi)
 Grenada 107,818 344 km2 (133 sq mi) 313.4/km2 (812/sq mi)
 Guyana 748,486 196,849 km2 (76,004 sq mi) 3.8/km2 (9.8/sq mi)
 Jamaica 2,847,232 10,831 km2 (4,182 sq mi) 262.9/km2 (681/sq mi)
 Saint Kitts and Nevis 49,898 261 km2 (101 sq mi) 191.2/km2 (495/sq mi)
 Saint Lucia 160,922 606 km2 (234 sq mi) 265.5/km2 (688/sq mi)
 Saint Vincent and the Grenadines 104,217 389 km2 (150 sq mi) 267.9/km2 (694/sq mi)
 Trinidad and Tobago 1,228,691 5,128 km2 (1,980 sq mi) 239.6/km2 (621/sq mi)
Turks and Caicos Islands Turks and Caicos Islands (United Kingdom) 23,528 430 km2 (170 sq mi) 104/km2 (270/sq mi)
 United States 310,232,863 9,161,966 km2 (3,537,455 sq mi) 33.9/km2 (88/sq mi)
United States Virgin Islands United States Virgin Islands (United States) 109,775 346 km2 (134 sq mi) 317.3/km2 (822/sq mi)

Ethnic groups

Ethnic distribution[5]
Country Blacks Mulattoes Asians Hispanics Whites
Anguilla Anguilla (United Kingdom) 90% 5% 5%
 Antigua and Barbuda 91% 5% 4%
 Bahamas 96% 4%
 Barbados 96% 1% 3%
 Belize 25% 15% 55% 5%
Bermuda Bermuda (United Kingdom) 61% 4% 31%
British Virgin Islands British Virgin Islands (United Kingdom) 81% 7% 5% 7%
 Canada[6] 5% 20% 5% 70%
Cayman Islands Cayman Islands (United Kingdom) 40% 41% 19%
 Dominica 88% 11% 1%
 Grenada 82% 18%
 Guyana 31% 22% 42% 5%
 Jamaica 92% 7% 1%
 Saint Kitts and Nevis 92% 5% 1% 2%
 Saint Lucia 87% 11% 2%
 Saint Vincent and the Grenadines 69% 21% 6% 4%
 Trinidad and Tobago 37% 24% 38% 1%
Turks and Caicos Islands Turks and Caicos Islands (United Kingdom) 92% 8%
 United States 15% 5% 20% 60%
United States Virgin Islands United States Virgin Islands (United States) 73% 7% 1% 18% 1%

Economy

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[5][7]
Country GDP (PPP)
in billions (USD)
Per capita PPP
(USD)
Year
Anguilla Anguilla (United Kingdom) 0.31 billion 29,493 2014
 Antigua and Barbuda 2.375 billion 25,336 2022
 Bahamas 16.554 billion 40,378 2022
 Barbados 5.023 billion 17,837 2022
 Belize 4.640 billion 11,450 2022
Bermuda Bermuda (United Kingdom) 6.088 billion 95,837 2022
British Virgin Islands British Virgin Islands (United Kingdom) 0.5 billion 34,200 2017
 Canada 2,273.4 billion 58,399 2022
Cayman Islands Cayman Islands (United Kingdom) 5.217 billion 76,850 2022
 Dominica 0.98 billion 13,573 2022
 Grenada 2.13 billion 16,987 2022
 Guyana 32.868 billion 40,641 2022
 Jamaica 33.424 billion 11,821 2022
 Saint Kitts and Nevis 1.622 billion 34,051 2022
 Saint Lucia 3.193 billion 17,756 2022
 Saint Vincent and the Grenadines 1.788 billion 17,206 2022
 Trinidad and Tobago 42.529 billion 27,778 2022
Turks and Caicos Islands Turks and Caicos Islands (United Kingdom) 1.047 billion 22,914 2022
 United States 25,462.7 billion 76,398 2022
United States Virgin Islands United States Virgin Islands (United States) 4.068 billion 38,136 2019

See also

References

  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. ^ a b "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. ^ a b c CIA world factbook 2010
  6. ^ Gouvernement du Canada, Statistique Canada (January 15, 2001). "Programme du recensement". www12.statcan.gc.ca.
  7. ^ The World Bank Group. "GDP per capita, PPP (current international $)". Retrieved November 26, 2023.