The Numbers of Spanish Speakers in the World Exceeds 500 million

The chart below gives data by country of the 460,368,652 native Spanish speakers in the world and 517,423,452 million who speak Spanish including those who speak it as their second language.  There are at least 70 countries in the world with measurable Spanish speaking populations.  At least 29 countries have more than 1 million Spanish speakers.

Country Country Population Spanish Native  Speakers Spanish Second Language Percentage  Population Total Spanish Speakers
22px Flag of Mexico.svg How Many People In The World Speak Spanish 2012? Mexico 112,396,211 103,527,885 7,110,031 98.5% 110,637,916
22px Flag of the United States.svg How Many People In The World Speak Spanish 2012? U.S.A. 309,059,724 44,468,501 6,231,499 15.8% 50,700,000
22px Flag of Spain.svg How Many People In The World Speak Spanish 2012? Spain 47,021,031 41,848,717 4,581,088 98.8% 46,456,779
22px Flag of Colombia.svg How Many People In The World Speak Spanish 2012? Colombia 45,783,000 45,338,905 77,831 99.2% 45,416,736
22px Flag of Argentina.svg How Many People In The World Speak Spanish 2012? Argentina 40,900,496 39,608,040 1,047,053 99.4% 40,655,093
22px Flag of Venezuela.svg How Many People In The World Speak Spanish 2012? Venezuela 29,056,000 28,033,228 674,100 98.8% 28,707,328
22px Flag of Peru.svg How Many People In The World Speak Spanish 2012? Peru 29.797.694 23,769,620 2,035,183 86.6% 25,804,803
22px Flag of Chile.svg How Many People In The World Speak Spanish 2012? Chile 17,248,450 15,513,255 1,600,024 99.3% 17,127,711
22px Flag of Ecuador.svg How Many People In The World Speak Spanish 2012? Ecuador 14,306,000 13,298,858 733,324 98.1% 14,024,376
22px Flag of Guatemala.svg How Many People In The World Speak Spanish 2012? Guatemala 14,361,666 9,291,997 3,116,482 86.4% 12,408,479
22px Flag of Cuba.svg How Many People In The World Speak Spanish 2012? Cuba 11,235,863 11,235,863 99.4% 11,168,448
22px Flag of the Dominican Republic.svg How Many People In The World Speak Spanish 2012? DomRepublic 11,235,863 10,120,705 62,558 99.6% 10,184,100
22px Flag of Bolivia.svg How Many People In The World Speak Spanish 2012? Bolivia 10,426,154 4,350,833 4,813,756 87.9% 9,164,589
22px Flag of Honduras.svg How Many People In The World Speak Spanish 2012? Honduras 8,215,313 7,981,998 151,161 99.0% 8,133,159
22px Flag of Morocco.svg How Many People In The World Speak Spanish 2012? Morocco 29,680,069 20,000 6,479,935 21.9% 6,499,935
22px Flag of El Salvador.svg How Many People In The World Speak Spanish 2012? El Salvador 6,183,002 6,183,002 99.7% 6,164,451
22px Flag of France.svg How Many People In The World Speak Spanish 2012? France 64,057,790 440,106 5,721,380 9.6% 6,161,486
22px Flag of Nicaragua.svg How Many People In The World Speak Spanish 2012? Nicaragua 5,822,000 5,088,428 551,328 97.0% 5,647,340
22px Flag of Costa Rica.svg How Many People In The World Speak Spanish 2012? Costa Rica 4,615,646 4,345,130 87,126 99.2% 4,432,256
22px Flag of Paraguay.svg How Many People In The World Speak Spanish 2012? Paraguay 6,460,000 369,000 4,043,555 69.5% 4,489,700
22px Flag of Puerto Rico.svg How Many People In The World Speak Spanish 2012? Puerto Rico 3,998,000 3,802,098 147,334 98.8% 3,950,024
22px Flag of the United Kingdom.svg How Many People In The World Speak Spanish 2012? England 60,943,912 107,654 3,814,846 6.4% 3,922,500
22px Flag of Uruguay.svg How Many People In The World Speak Spanish 2012? Uruguay 3,372,000 3,257,352 77,303 98.9 3,334,908
22px Flag of Panama.svg How Many People In The World Speak Spanish 2012? Panama 3,508,000 2,622,720 476,419 93.1% 3,179,365
22px Flag of the Philippines.svg How Many People In The World Speak Spanish 2012? Philippines 96,061,683 2,660 3,014,115 3.1% 3,016,773
22px Flag of Germany.svg How Many People In The World Speak Spanish 2012? Germany 82,369,548 140,000 2,566,972 3.2% 2,706,972
22px Flag of Italy.svg How Many People In The World Speak Spanish 2012? Italy 58,145,321 89,905 1,968,320 3.5% 2,058,225
22px Flag of Equatorial Guinea.svg How Many People In The World Speak Spanish 2012? Equ. Guinea 1,153,915 n.a. 1,044,293 90.5% 1,044,293
22px Flag of Canada.svg How Many People In The World Speak Spanish 2012? Canada 33,212,696 909,000 92,853 3% 1,001,853
22px Flag of Portugal.svg How Many People In The World Speak Spanish 2012? Portugal 10,676,910 9,744 727,282 6.9% 737,026
22px Flag of the Netherlands.svg How Many People In The World Speak Spanish 2012? Netherlands 16,645,313 19,978 662,116 4.1% 682,094
22px Flag of Belgium %28civil%29.svg How Many People In The World Speak Spanish 2012? Belgium 10,403,951 85,990 515,939 5.8% 601,929
22px Flag of Romania.svg How Many People In The World Speak Spanish 2012? Romania 22,246,862 544,531 2.4% 544,531
22px Flag of Sweden.svg How Many People In The World Speak Spanish 2012? Sweden 9,045,389 101,472 442,601 6% 544,073
22px Flag of Australia.svg How Many People In The World Speak Spanish 2012? Australia 21,007,310 106,517 374,571 2.3% 481,088
22px Flag of Brazil.svg How Many People In The World Speak Spanish 2012? Brazil 185.712.713 445,005 5,000,000 Students unknown
22px Flag of Poland.svg How Many People In The World Speak Spanish 2012? Poland 38,500,696 316,104 0.8% 316,104
22px Flag of Austria.svg How Many People In The World Speak Spanish 2012? Austria 8,205,533 267,177 3.3% 267,177
 Ivory Coast 20,179,602 235,806 1.2% 235,806
22px Flag of Algeria.svg How Many People In The World Speak Spanish 2012? Algeria 33,769,669 223,000 0.7% 223,379
22px Flag of Denmark.svg How Many People In The World Speak Spanish 2012? Denmark 5,484,723 219,003 4% 219,003
22px Flag of Israel.svg How Many People In The World Speak Spanish 2012? Israel 7,112,359 130,000 45,231 2.5% 175,231
20px Flag of Switzerland.svg How Many People In The World Speak Spanish 2012? Switzerland 7,581,520 123,000 14,420 1.7% 137,420
22px Flag of Japan.svg How Many People In The World Speak Spanish 2012? Japan 127,288,419 76,565 60,000 0.1% 136,565
22px Flag of Bulgaria.svg How Many People In The World Speak Spanish 2012? Bulgaria 7,262,675 133,910 1.8% 133,910
22px Flag of Belize.svg How Many People In The World Speak Spanish 2012? Belize 301,270 106,795 21,848 42.7% 128,643
 Neth. Antilles 223,652 10,699 114,835 56.1% 125,534
22px Flag of Ireland.svg How Many People In The World Speak Spanish 2012? Ireland 4,156,119 123,591 3% 123,591
22px Flag of Senegal.svg How Many People In The World Speak Spanish 2012? Senegal 12,853,259 101,455 0.8% 101,455
22px Flag of Greece.svg How Many People In The World Speak Spanish 2012? Greece 10,722,816 86,742 0.8% 86,742
22px Flag of Finland.svg How Many People In The World Speak Spanish 2012? Finland 5,244,749 85,586 1.6% 85,586
22px Flag of Hungary.svg How Many People In The World Speak Spanish 2012? Hungary 9,930,915 85,034 0.9% 85,034
22px Flag of Aruba.svg How Many People In The World Speak Spanish 2012? Aruba 100,018 6,800 68,602 75.3% 75,402
22px Flag of Croatia.svg How Many People In The World Speak Spanish 2012? Croatia 4,491,543 73,656 1.6% 73,656
22px Flag of Andorra.svg How Many People In The World Speak Spanish 2012? Andorra 84,484 29,907 25,356 68.7% 58,040
22px Flag of Slovakia.svg How Many People In The World Speak Spanish 2012? Slovakia 5,455,407 43,164 0.8% 43,164
22px Flag of Norway.svg How Many People In The World Speak Spanish 2012? Norway 4,644,457 12,573 23,677 0.8% 36,250
22px Flag of Russia.svg How Many People In The World Speak Spanish 2012? Russia 140,702,094 3,320 20,000 0.01% 23,320
22px Flag of New Zealand.svg How Many People In The World Speak Spanish 2012? New Zealand 4,173,460 21,645 0.5% 21,645
22px Flag of Guam.svg How Many People In The World Speak Spanish 2012? Guam 154,805 19,092 12.3% 19,092
22px Flag of the United States Virgin Islands.svg How Many People In The World Speak Spanish 2012?Virgin Islands 108,612 16,788 15.5% 16,788
22px Flag of the People%27s Republic of China.svg How Many People In The World Speak Spanish 2012? China 1,345,751,000 2,292 12,835 .001% 15,127
22px Flag of Lithuania.svg How Many People In The World Speak Spanish 2012? Lithuania 3,565,205 13,943 0.4% 13,943
22px Flag of Gibraltar.svg How Many People In The World Speak Spanish 2012? Gibraltar 27,967 13,857 49.5% 13,857
22px Flag of Cyprus.svg How Many People In The World Speak Spanish 2012? Cyprus 792,604 1.4% 11,044
22px Flag of Turkey.svg How Many People In The World Speak Spanish 2012? Turkey 71,892,807 380 8,000 0.01% 8,380
22px Flag of Jamaica.svg How Many People In The World Speak Spanish 2012? Jamaica 2,804,322 8,000 0.3% 8,000
22px Flag of Luxembourg.svg How Many People In The World Speak Spanish 2012? Luxembourg 486,006 3,000 4,344 1.5% 7,344
22px Flag of Malta.svg How Many People In The World Speak Spanish 2012? Malta 403,532 6,458 1.6% 6,458
22px Flag of Trinidad and Tobago.svg How Many People In The World Speak Spanish 2012? Trinidad / Tobago 1,047,366 4,100 0.4% 4,100
Native Speakers 32,928,599 460,368,652
Total Spanish Speakers  89,983,399 517,423,452
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