Countries in Latin America and the Caribbean:

33

There are 33 countries in Latin America and the Caribbean today, according to the United Nations. The full list is shown in the table below, with current population and subregion (based on the United Nations official statistics).

Not included in this total of "countries" and listed separately are:

  • Dependencies (or dependent territories, dependent areas) or Areas of Special Sovereignty (autonomous territories)
#CountryPopulation
(2017)
Subregion
1 Brazil 211,243,220 South America
2 Mexico 130,222,815 Central America
3 Colombia 49,067,981 South America
4 Argentina 44,272,125 South America
5 Peru 32,166,473 South America
6 Venezuela 31,925,705 South America
7 Chile 18,313,495 South America
8 Guatemala 17,005,497 Central America
9 Ecuador 16,625,776 South America
10 Cuba 11,390,184 Caribbean
11 Bolivia 11,052,864 South America
12 Haiti 10,983,274 Caribbean
13 Dominican Republic 10,766,564 Caribbean
14 Honduras 8,304,677 Central America
15 Paraguay 6,811,583 South America
16 Nicaragua 6,217,796 Central America
17 El Salvador 6,167,147 Central America
18 Costa Rica 4,905,626 Central America
19 Panama 4,051,284 Central America
20 Uruguay 3,456,877 South America
21 Jamaica 2,813,285 Caribbean
22 Trinidad and Tobago 1,369,157 Caribbean
23 Guyana 774,407 South America
24 Suriname 552,112 South America
25 Bahamas 397,164 Caribbean
26 Belize 374,651 Central America
27 Barbados 285,744 Caribbean
28 Saint Lucia 187,768 Caribbean
29 St. Vincent & Grenadines 109,895 Caribbean
30 Grenada 107,850 Caribbean
31 Antigua and Barbuda 93,659 Caribbean
32 Dominica 73,353 Caribbean
33 Saint Kitts and Nevis 56,780 Caribbean

Dependencies or other territories

#TerritoryPopulation
(2017)
Dependency of
1 Puerto Rico 3,679,086 U.S.A.
2 Guadeloupe 472,462 France
3 Martinique 396,071 France
4 French Guiana 282,761 France
5 Curaçao 159,987 Netherlands
6 United States Virgin Islands 106,574 U.S.A.
7 Aruba 104,588 Netherlands
8 Cayman Islands 61,557 U.K.
9 Sint Maarten 40,117 Netherlands
10 Turks and Caicos Islands 35,442 U.K.
11 British Virgin Islands 31,200 U.K.
12 Caribbean Netherlands 25,699 Netherlands
13 Anguilla 14,906 U.K.
14 Montserrat 5,179 U.K.
15 Falkland Islands 2,919 U.K.
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