Anglo America (orthographic projection).svg
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

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]

Geographic region

See also: Official bilingualism in Canada and English-speaking Quebecers

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 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) 34,255,000 9,984,670 km2 (3,855,100 sq mi) 3.7/km2 (9.6/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[8]
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) 52% 9% 4% 31%
British Virgin Islands British Virgin Islands (United Kingdom) 81% 7% 5% 7%
 Canada[9] 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%


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 Anguilla (United Kingdom) $0.2 billion 12,200
 Antigua and Barbuda $1.55 billion 18,100
 Bahamas $9.09 billion 29,800
 Barbados $5.20 billion 18,500
 Belize $2.49 billion 8,100
Bermuda Bermuda (United Kingdom) $4.50 billion 69,900
British Virgin Islands British Virgin Islands (United Kingdom) $0.9 billion 38,500
 Canada $1,300.0 billion 38,400
Cayman Islands Cayman Islands (United Kingdom) $2.25 billion 43,800
 Dominica $0.74 billion 10,200
 Grenada $1.16 billion 10,800
 Guyana $2.84 billion 3,800
 Jamaica $23.24 billion 8,200
 Saint Kitts and Nevis $0.75 billion 15,200
 Saint Lucia $1.75 billion 10,900
 Saint Vincent and the Grenadines $1.55 billion 18,100
 Trinidad and Tobago $28.41 billion 23,100
Turks and Caicos Islands Turks and Caicos Islands (United Kingdom) $0.22 billion 11,500
 United States $14,260.0 billion 46,400
United States Virgin Islands United States Virgin Islands (United States) $1.577 billion 14,500

See also


  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. ^ "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. ^ a b c CIA world factbook 2010
  9. ^ Gouvernement du Canada, Statistique Canada (January 15, 2001). "Programme du recensement".