Romance-speaking world

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Romance languages-speaking countries

The Romance-speaking world,[1][2] romanophone,[3][4] neolatin world,[5] or Latin-speaking world,[6] is the part of the world where Romance languages (those derived from Latin) are either official, co-official, or significantly used, comprising the United States of America, Latin America, Latin Europe, Romance-speaking Africa and Romance-speaking Asia.

It includes the Spanish-, Portuguese-, French-, Italian-, Romanian- and Catalan-speaking communities.


Area, population and GDP of the Romance-speaking world[edit]

Spanish-speaking countries:

Country Area, km² [7] Population (2014) [8] GDP (nominal), millions of US$ (2014) [9]
1  Argentina 2,780,400 43,024,374 540,200
2  Mexico 1,964,375 120,286,655 1,283,000
3  Peru 1,285,216 30,147,935 202,900
4  Colombia 1,138,914 46,245,297 384,900
5  Bolivia 1,098,581 10,631,486 34,430
6  Venezuela 916,445 28,868,486 205,800
7  Chile 756,102 17,363,894 256,000
8  Spain 505,370 47,737,941 1,407,000
9  Paraguay 406,752 6,703,860 29,700
10  Ecuador 283,561 15,654,411 100,800
11  Sahrawi Arab Democratic Republic 266,000 100,000 or 502,585
12  Uruguay 176,215 3,332,972 55,140
13  Nicaragua 130,370 5,848,641 11,710
14  Honduras 112,090 8,598,561 19,510
15  Cuba 110,860 11,047,251 77,150
16  Guatemala 108,889 14,647,083 60,420
17  Panama 75,420 3,608,431 43,780
18  Costa Rica 51,100 4,755,234 48,140
19  Dominican Republic 48,670 10,349,741 64,080
20  Equatorial Guinea 28,051 722,254 14,310
21  El Salvador 21,041 6,125,512 25,310
22  Puerto Rico 13,790 3,620,897 61,460
Total 12,278,212 439,320,916 4,925,740

Portuguese-speaking countries

Country Area, km² [7] Population (2014) [8] GDP (nominal), millions of US$ (2014) [9]
1  Brazil 8,515,770 202,656,788 2,353,000
2  Angola 1,246,700 19,088,106 128,600
3  Mozambique 799,380 24,692,144 16,680
4  Portugal 92,090 10,813,834 230,000
5  Guinea-Bissau 36,125 1,693,398 1,024
6  Equatorial Guinea 28,051 722,254 14,310
7  Timor-Leste 14,874 1,201,542 4,478
8  Cape Verde 4,033 538,535 1,899
9  São Tomé and Príncipe 964 190,428 341
10  Macau 115 667,400
Total 10,709,043 260,874,775 2,736,022

French-speaking countries

Country Area, km² [7] Population (2014) [8] GDP (nominal), millions of US$ (2014) [9]
1  Canada 9,984,670 35,099,836 1,573,000
2  Democratic Republic of the Congo 2,344,858 79,375,136 39,060
3  Chad 1,284,000 11,631,456 11,690
4  Niger 1,267,000 18,045,729 7,119
5  Mali 1,240,192 16,955,536 10,950
6  France 643,801 66,553,766 2,423,000
7  Central African Republic 622,984 5,391,539 1,624
8  Madagascar 587,041 23,812,681 9,514
9  Cameroon 475,440 23,739,218 28,520
10  Republic of the Congo 342,000 4,755,097 8,871
11  Ivory Coast 322,463 23,295,302 31,270
12  Gabon 267,667 1,705,336 13,800
13  Burkina Faso 274,200 18,931,686 11,320
14  Guinea 245,857 11,780,162 6,733
15  Senegal 196,722 13,975,834 13,990
16  Benin 112,622 10,448,647 7,701
17  Togo 56,785 7,552,318 4,152
18   Switzerland 41,277 8,121,830 677,000
19  Belgium 30,528 11,323,973 458,700
20  Equatorial Guinea 28,051 722,254 14,310
21  Brunei 27,830 10,742,276 2,970
22  Haiti 27,750 10,110,019 8,797
23  Rwanda 26,338 12,661,733 8,468
24  Djibouti 23,200 828,324 1,743
25  New Caledonia 18,575 224,824 11,100
26  Vanuatu 12,189 272,264 771
27  French Polynesia 4,167 282,703 7,150
28  Luxembourg 2,586 570,252 57,930
29  Comoros 2,235 780,971 589
30  Mauritius 2,040 1,265,577
31  Seychelles 455 92,430 1,375
32  Saint Pierre and Miquelon 242 5,657 2,153
33  Wallis and Futuna 142 15,613 188
34  Jersey 116 97,294 5,771
35  French Southern and Antarctic Lands 55 140 0
36  Saint Martin 54 29,376 5,615
37  Saint Barthélemy 24 7,237 179
38  Monaco 2 30,535 6,063
Total 20,486,067 429,246,730 5,451,885

Italian-speaking countries

Country Area, km² [7] Population (2014) [8] GDP (nominal), millions of US$ (2014) [9]
1  Italy 301,340 61,855,120 1,819,000
2   Switzerland 41,277 8,121,830 677,000
3  San Marino 61 33,020 1,543
4   Vatican City 0.44 842 No data
Total 342,678 70,010,812 2,497,543

Romanian-speaking countries

Country Area, km² [7] Population (2014) [8] GDP (nominal), millions of US$ (2014) [9]
1  Romania 238,391 21,666,350 177,600
2  Moldova 33,851 3,546,847 6,300
Total 272,242 25,213,197 183,900

Catalan-speaking countries

Country Area, km² [7] Population (2014) [8] GDP (nominal), millions of US$ (2014) [9]
1  Spain 505,370 6,125,512 25,310
2  Italy 301,340 61,855,120 1,819,000
3  Andorra 468 85,580 4,800

Total Romance-speaking world

Country Area, km² [7] Population (2014) [8] GDP (nominal), millions of US$ (2014) [9]
1 World 148,429,000 7,256,490,011 77,269,168
2 Romance-speaking countries 43,781,433 (29.5%) 1,216,630,180 (16.77%) 15,122,890 (19.5%)

See also[edit]

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