List of English-speaking countries
Complete List of Countries with English as the Official Language
|Country||Continent||Capital||Official Language(s)||Commonwealth (Members)|
|South Africa||Africa||Pretoria||English + 10 official languages||Yes|
|Antigua and Barbuda||America||Saint John’s||English||Yes|
|Australia (Christmas Island)||Asia||Flying Fish Cove||English||Australian External Territory|
|Australia (Cocos Islands)||Asia||West Island||English||Australian External Territory|
|Botswana||Africa||Gaborone||Tswana and English||Yes|
|Brunei||Asia||Bandar Seri Begawan||Malay and English||Yes|
|Cameroon||Africa||Yaoundé||French and English||Yes|
|Canada||America||Ottawa||English and French||Yes|
|China (Hong Kong)||Asia||Hong Kong||Chinese and English||Special Administrative Region|
|Eritrea||Africa||Asmara||Tigrinya, Arabic, and English||No|
|Eswatini||Africa||Mbabane||Swazi and English||Yes|
|Federated States of Micronesia||Oceania||Palikir||English||No|
|United States||America||Washington D.C.||English||No|
|United States (Northern Mariana Islands)||Oceania||Saipan||English, Chamorro, and Carolinian||Unincorporated Territory of the United States|
|United States (U.S. Virgin Islands)||America||Charlotte Amalie||English||Unincorporated Territory of the United States|
|United States (Guam)||Oceania||Hagåtña||English and Chamorro||Unincorporated Territory of the United States|
|United States (American Samoa)||Oceania||Pago Pago||English and Samoan||Unincorporated Territory of the United States|
|United States (Puerto Rico)||America||San Juan||Spanish and English||Unincorporated Territory of the United States|
|United States (Midway Atoll)||Oceania||Midway Atoll||English||Unincorporated Territory of the United States|
|United States (Wake Island)||Oceania||Wake Island||English||Unincorporated Territory of the United States|
|Virgin Islands (British)||America||Road Town||English||British Overseas Territory|
|Virgin Islands (U.S.)||America||Charlotte Amalie||English||Unincorporated Territory of the United States|
|Wales (United Kingdom)||Europe||Cardiff||English and Welsh||Constituent Country of the United Kingdom|
|Western Sahara||Africa||El Aaiún||Arabic and Spanish||Disputed Territory|
|Western Samoa||Oceania||Apia||Samoan and English||Yes|
|Yemen (Aden)||Asia||Aden||Arabic and English||Yes|
|Yemen (Sana’a)||Asia||Sana’a||Arabic and English||Yes|
How many English-speaking countries are there?
There are currently 60 countries with English as the official language or one of the official languages. The United Kingdom also has 11 overseas territories (Anguilla, Bermuda, Gibraltar, Guernsey, Isle of Man, Cayman Islands, Falkland Islands, Pitcairn Islands, Turks and Caicos Islands, British Virgin Islands, Jersey, Montserrat, and Saint Helena) and 3 Crown Dependencies (Isle of Man, Jersey, and Guernsey) where English is also the official language.
English is also the official language in two autonomous states within the Kingdom of the Netherlands (Curaçao and Saint Martin), 2 Australian external territories (Christmas Island and Cocos Islands), and 5 unincorporated territories of the United States (Guam, Northern Mariana Islands, Virgin Islands, Puerto Rico, and American Samoa).
What is the Commonwealth?
The Commonwealth is an intergovernmental organization composed of 54 member states. These states are former territories (colonies) of the British Empire. Queen Elizabeth II serves as both the symbol and the head of the Commonwealth. Member states of the Commonwealth are bound by the Commonwealth Charter, which upholds principles of democracy, respect for human rights, and the rule of law. Commonwealth members also share a common history with the British Empire and, therefore, the English language.