Spanish speaking countries in the world by population

In the 2006 census, 44.3 million people of the U.S. population were of Hispanic heritage; 34 million people, 12.2 per cent, of the population older than 5 years speak Spanish at home.

Map of countries speaking Spanish including USA

Country Population
Mexico 106,535,000
Spain 45,200,737
Colombia 44,075,701
Argentina 41,000,000
United States 34,000,000*
Peru 28,674,757
Venezuela 28,199,822
Chile 16,598,074
Guatemala 13,354,000
Ecuador 13,341,000
Cuba 11,268,000
Dominican Republic 9,760,000
Bolivia 9,525,000
Honduras 7,106,000
El Salvador 6,857,000
Paraguay 6,127,000
Nicaragua 5,603,000
Costa Rica 4,468,000
Puerto Rico 3,991,000
Panama 3,343,000
Uruguay 3,340,000
Jamaica 2,651,000**
Trinidad and Tobago 1,305,000**
Equatorial Guinea 507,000
Western Sahara 382,617**
Belize 314,275**
Andorra 71,822
Gibraltar 28,875
* In the 2006 census, 44.3 million people of the U.S. population were of Hispanic heritage; 34 million people, 12.2 per cent, of the population older than 5 years speak Spanish at home. In the U.S., Spanish has a long history in the United States (many southern states were part of Mexico and Spain) and it recently has been revitalized by much immigration from Latin America. Spanish is the most widely taught foreign language in the country. Although the U.S. has no formally designated “official languages”, Spanish is formally recognized at the state level, beside English; in the U.S. state of New Mexico 30 per cent of the population speak it. Spanish is the dominant spoken language in Puerto Rico. In total, the U.S. has the world’s fifth-largest Spanish-speaking population.



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