Anglo-America

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Anglo-America
Anglo America (orthographic projection).svg
Area 19,418,198.6 km2 (7,497,408.4 sq mi)
Population 354,830,825
Pop. density 18.3/km2 (47/sq mi)
Demonym Anglo-American[1]
Countries
Dependencies
Languages
Time zones UTC−03:30 to UTC-10
Largest cities List of cities in North America, Cities in Guyana

Anglo-America most often refers to a region in the Americas in which English is a 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 (Spanish, Portuguese and French) are prevalent.[2]

Geographic region[edit]

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.[3] 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 linguistical reasons. In Canada, the francophone province of Quebec, Acadia in New Brunswick and a part of Cochrane District[4] 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 an unincorporated territory of the United States.[5] 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[6]
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 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)
Falkland Islands Cayman Islands (United Kingdom) 3,140 12,173 km2 (4,700 sq mi) 0.3/km2 (0.78/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)
Montserrat Montserrat (United Kingdom) 5,118 102 km2 (39 sq mi) 50.2/km2 (130/sq mi)
Puerto Rico Puerto Rico (United States) 3,725,789 9,104 km2 (3,515 sq mi) 409.2/km2 (1,060/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)
Total 354,830,825 19,418,198.6 km2 (7,497,408.4 sq mi) 18.3/km2 (47/sq mi)

Ethnic groups[edit]

Ethnic distribution, in 2010[6]
Country Population Amerindians Asians Blacks Hispanic/
Latino
Multi-ethnic/
dougla/
mulatto
Caucasians Other
Anguilla Anguilla (United Kingdom) 14,764 90.1% 04.6% 03.7% 01.5%
 Antigua and Barbuda 86,754 91% 04.4% 01.7% 02.9%
 Bahamas 310,426 85% 12% 03%
 Barbados 285,653 01% 93% 02.6% 03.2% 0.2%
 Belize 314,522 10.6% 24.9% 46% 09.7%
Bermuda Bermuda (United Kingdom) 68,268 54.8% 06.4% 34.1% 04.7%
British Virgin Islands British Virgin Islands (United Kingdom) 24,939 82% 5% 06.8% 11.2%
 Canada[7] 33,759,742 3.8% 10.8% 2.01% 0.97% 0.3% 83.78% 0.6%
Cayman Islands Cayman Islands (United Kingdom) 50,209 20% 40% 20% 20%
 Dominica 72,813 02.9% 86.8% 08.9% 0.8% 0.7%
Falkland Islands Cayman Islands (United Kingdom) 3,140 5%
 Grenada 107,818 82% 18%
 Guyana 748,486 09.1% 43.5% 30.2% 16.7% 0.5%
 Jamaica 2,847,232 91.2% 06.2% 02.6%
Montserrat Montserrat (United Kingdom) 5,118 N/A N/A N/A
Puerto Rico Puerto Rico (United States) 3,725,789 0.5% 0.2% 12.4% 98.5% 11.9% 75.8% 03.1%
 Saint Kitts and Nevis 49,898 N/A N/A
 Saint Lucia 160,922 02.4% 82.5% 11.9% N/A 03.1%
 Saint Vincent and the Grenadines 104,217 02% 06% 66% 19% 04% 03%
 Trinidad and Tobago 1,228,691 40% 37.5% 20.5% 02%
Turks and Caicos Islands Turks and Caicos Islands (United Kingdom) 23,528 90% 10%
 United States 310,232,863 0.97% 04.8% 12.6% 16.3% 2.9% 72.4% 6.1%
United States Virgin Islands United States Virgin Islands (United States) 109,775 01.1% 76.2% 22.3% 03.5% 13.1% 06.1%
Total

Economy[edit]

People from other parts of the world have immigrated to Anglo-America to have a better quality of life, find better employment, and escape 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[6]
Country GDP (PPP)
Billions USD
GDP Per Capita
USD
Gini[8] HDI rank
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 08,100
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 32.1
Cayman Islands Cayman Islands (United Kingdom) $2.25 billion 43,800
 Dominica $0.74 billion 10,200
Falkland Islands Cayman Islands (United Kingdom) $0.12 billion 35,400
 Grenada $1.16 billion 10,800
 Guyana $2.84 billion 03,800 43.2
 Jamaica $23.24 billion 08,200 45.5
Montserrat Montserrat (United Kingdom) $0.30 billion 03,400
Puerto Rico Puerto Rico (United States) $88.00 billion 17,100
 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 45.0
United States Virgin Islands United States Virgin Islands (United States) $1.577 billion 14,500
Total

See also[edit]

References[edit]

Notes
  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. ^ "North America" The Columbia Encyclopedia Archived February 6, 2007, at the Wayback Machine., 6th ed. 2001-5. New York: Columbia University Press.
  4. ^ mutur zikin. "Carte linguistique du Canada / Linguistic map of Canada". muturzikin.com. Retrieved 22 September 2015. 
  5. ^ "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. 
  6. ^ a b c CIA world factbook 2010
  7. ^ Recensement2006.ca
  8. ^ "The World Factbook". cia.gov. Retrieved 22 September 2015.