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World map depicting Caribbean: blue = Caribbean Sea
World map depicting Caribbean:
blue = Caribbean Sea
Central America and the Caribbean
Central America and the Caribbean
Detail of tectonic plates from: Tectonic plates of the world
Detail of tectonic plates from: Tectonic plates of the world

The Caribbean (Dutch: Cariben or Caraïben, or more commonly Antillen; French: Caraïbe or more commonly Antilles; Spanish: Caribe) is a region of the Americas consisting of the Caribbean Sea, its islands (most of which enclose the sea), and the surrounding coasts. The region is located southeast of North America, east of Central America, and to the north and west of South America. Learie Constantine, was one of the first great West Indian players. ... The West Indies may be: the Caribbean the West Indies Federation a former country the British West Indies, the former colonies of the British Empire the West Indian cricket team Category: ... A map of West India. ... Image File history File links Location_Caribbean. ... Image File history File links Location_Caribbean. ... Map of Central America and the Caribbean The Caribbean Sea (pronounced or ) is a tropical sea in the Western Hemisphere, part of the Atlantic Ocean, southeast of the Gulf of Mexico. ... Image File history File links Size of this preview: 783 × 600 pixelsFull resolution (1392 × 1066 pixel, file size: 1. ... Image File history File links Size of this preview: 783 × 600 pixelsFull resolution (1392 × 1066 pixel, file size: 1. ... Image File history File links Download high resolution version (3000x2250, 1130 KB) I, the creator of this work, hereby release it into the public domain. ... Image File history File links Download high resolution version (3000x2250, 1130 KB) I, the creator of this work, hereby release it into the public domain. ... Image File history File links Download high resolution version (4150x2832, 3128 KB) The Earths tectonic plates. ... Look up Region in Wiktionary, the free dictionary. ... World map showing the Americas The Americas are the lands of the Western hemisphere historically considered to consist of the continents of North America and South America with their associated islands and regions. ... Map of Central America and the Caribbean The Caribbean Sea (pronounced or ) is a tropical sea in the Western Hemisphere, part of the Atlantic Ocean, southeast of the Gulf of Mexico. ... North America North America is a continent [1] in the Earths northern hemisphere and (chiefly) western hemisphere. ... For other uses, see Central America (disambiguation). ... South America South America is a continent crossed by the equator, with most of its area in the Southern Hemisphere. ...


Situated largely on the Caribbean Plates, the area comprises more than 7,000 islands, islets, reefs, and cays. The West Indies consist of the Antilles, divided into the larger Greater Antilles which bound the sea on the north and the Lesser Antilles on the south and east (including the Leeward Antilles), and the Bahamas. Geopolitically, the West Indies are usually thought of as a subregion of North America and are organised into 28 territories including sovereign states, overseas departments, and dependencies. At one time, there was a short-lived country called the Federation of the West Indies composed of ten English-speaking Caribbean territories. This page is a candidate to be moved to Wiktionary. ... For other uses, see Reef (disambiguation). ... A cay (also spelled key, but both are pronounced alike as key [IPA: ]) is a small, low island consisting mostly of sand or coral. ... The Antilles (the same in French; Antillas in Spanish; Antillen in Dutch) refers to the islands forming the greater part of the West Indies in the Caribbean Sea. ... Location of the Greater Antilles (green) in relation to the rest of the Caribbean The islands of the Caribbean Sea, collectively known as the West Indies are sorted by size and location into the Bahamas (or Lucayan archipelago), the Lesser Antilles and the Greater Antilles. ... Location of the Lesser Antilles (green) in relation to the rest of the Caribbean Islands of the Lesser Antilles The Lesser Antilles, also known as the Caribbees,[1] are part of the Antilles, which together with the Bahamas and Greater Antilles form the West Indies. ... The Leeward Antilles are a chain of islands in the Caribbean – specifically, the southerly islands of the Lesser Antilles (and, in turn, the West Indies) along the southeastern fringe of the Caribbean Sea, just north of the Venezuelan coast of the South American mainland. ... The definition of continental subregions in use by the United Nations. ... North America North America is a continent [1] in the Earths northern hemisphere and (chiefly) western hemisphere. ... “Sovereign” redirects here. ... For other uses, see State (disambiguation). ... Dependent areas are territories that for some reason do not enjoy full independence or sovereignty as states. ... Flag Motto To dwell together in unity Anthem God Save the Queen Capital Chaguaramas Language(s) English Government Constitutional monarchy Queen Elizabeth II Governor-General Lord Hailes Prime minister Grantley Herbert Adams¹ History  - Established January 3, 1958  - Disestablished May 31, 1962 Area  - 1960 20,253 km² Population  - 1960 est. ... The English language is a West Germanic language that originates in England. ...


The Caribbean islands are an island chain 2,500 miles (4,020 km) long and no more than 160 miles (257 km) wide at any given point. They enclose the Caribbean Sea.[1]


In the English-speaking Caribbean, someone from the Caribbean is usually referred to as a "West Indian," although the phrase "Caribbean person" is sometimes used.

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Geography and climate

A street in Barbados
A street in Barbados

The geography and climate in the Caribbean region varies from one place to another. Some islands in the region have relatively flat terrain of non-volcanic origin. Such islands include Aruba, Bahamas, Barbados, Bonaire, the Cayman Islands or Antigua. Others possess rugged towering mountain-ranges like the islands of Cuba, the Virgin Islands, Dominica, Hispaniola, Jamaica, Montserrat, Puerto Rico, Saba, Saint Kitts, Saint Lucia, Saint Vincent and the Grenadines and Trinidad and Tobago. Image File history File linksMetadata No higher resolution available. ... Image File history File linksMetadata No higher resolution available. ... Image File history File links Size of this preview: 800 × 538 pixel Image in higher resolution (1177 × 791 pixel, file size: 241 KB, MIME type: image/jpeg) Aerial view of Old San Juan. ... Image File history File links Size of this preview: 800 × 538 pixel Image in higher resolution (1177 × 791 pixel, file size: 241 KB, MIME type: image/jpeg) Aerial view of Old San Juan. ... For other uses, see San Juan. ... Anthem: Tera di Solo y suave biento Capital (and largest city) Kralendijk Official languages Dutch Government See Politics of the Netherlands Antilles  - Bonaire Administrator  - Governor of N.A. Frits Goedgedrag Constitutional monarchy part of the Netherlands Antilles  Area  - Total 288 km² 111 sq mi  Population  - 2001 census 10,791  - Density... Early map of Hispaniola Hispaniola (from Spanish, La Española) is the second-largest and most populous island of the Antilles, lying between the islands of Cuba to the west, and Puerto Rico to the east. ... Motto Remis Velisque (Latin) With oars and sails (English) Anthem Saba you rise from the ocean Capital The Bottom Largest city The Bottom Official languages Dutch, Papiamento and English (unofficial) Government See Politics of the Netherlands Antilles  -  Saba Administrator A.J.M. Solagnier  -  Governor of N.A. Frits Goedgedrag Constitutional... Country Saint Kitts and Nevis Archipelago Leeward Islands Region Caribbean Area 65 sq. ...


The climate of the region mainly ranges between sub-tropical to tropical and depends a great deal upon location in proximity to the tradewinds from the Atlantic. The tradewinds blow towards the Eastern Caribbean islands heading northwest up the chain of Windward islands. The trade winds are a pattern of wind found in bands around Earths equatorial region. ... The trade winds are a pattern of wind found in bands around Earths equatorial region. ... The Windward Islands are the southern islands of the Lesser Antilles. ...


When the tradewinds arrive close to the island of Cuba they tend to be overcome by other minor jet streams across the Caribbean region.


In the waters of the Caribbean Sea, the region can be found to host migratory, large schools of fish, turtles and coral reef formations. For other uses, see Turtle (disambiguation). ... Some of the biodiversity of a coral reef, in this case the Great Barrier Reef, Australia. ...


The Puerto Rico trench, located on the fringe of the Atlantic Ocean and Caribbean Sea just to the north of the island of Puerto Rico, is said to be the deepest point in the entire Atlantic Ocean. Location map Puerto Rico trench - USGS The Puerto Rico Trench is an oceanic trench located on the boundary between the Caribbean Sea and the Atlantic Ocean. ... Map of Central America and the Caribbean The Caribbean Sea (pronounced or ) is a tropical sea in the Western Hemisphere, part of the Atlantic Ocean, southeast of the Gulf of Mexico. ...


In the majority of cases, hurricanes which at times batter the region usually strike northwards of Grenada, and to the west of Barbados. The principal hurricane belt arcs to northwest of the island of Barbados in the Eastern Caribbean. This article is about weather phenomena. ...


Biodiversity

Ile a Vache, Haiti
Ile a Vache, Haiti

The Caribbean islands are classified as one of Conservation International's biodiversity hotspots because they support exceptionally diverse ecosystems, ranging from montane cloud forests to cactus scrublands. These ecosystems have been devastated by deforestation and human encroachment. The hotspot contains dozens of highly-threatened species, ranging from birds, to mammals and reptiles. Popular examples include the Puerto Rican Amazon, two species of solenodon (giant shrews) in Cuba and Hispaniola (Haiti and the Dominican Republic), as well as the Cuban crocodile. The hotspot is also remarkable for the diminutive nature of much of its fauna. Image File history File links Size of this preview: 800 × 170 pixelsFull resolution (3173 × 674 pixel, file size: 545 KB, MIME type: image/jpeg)hello sup!!!!! File history Legend: (cur) = this is the current file, (del) = delete this old version, (rev) = revert to this old version. ... Image File history File links Size of this preview: 800 × 170 pixelsFull resolution (3173 × 674 pixel, file size: 545 KB, MIME type: image/jpeg)hello sup!!!!! File history Legend: (cur) = this is the current file, (del) = delete this old version, (rev) = revert to this old version. ... Saona Island Beach Saona Island is a tropical island located a short distance from the mainland on the south-east tip of the Dominican Republic, near the Bayahibe region. ... Image File history File links No higher resolution available. ... Image File history File links No higher resolution available. ... Île à Vache (also expressed Île-à-Vaches) (Cow Island) is a small island lying off the south-west peninsula of Haiti near the town of Les Cayes. ... Conservation International (CI) is a nonprofit organization headquartered in Washington, D.C., that seeks to protect Earths biodiversity hotspots, high-biodiversity wilderness areas as well as important marine regions around the globe. ... This article or section is in need of attention from an expert on the subject. ... A cloud forest is a tropical or subtropical montane forest characterized by a high incidence of low-level cloud cover, usually at the canopy level, promoting development of an abundance of vascular epiphytes. ... Subfamilies Cactoideae Maihuenioideae Opuntioideae Pereskioideae See also taxonomy of the Cactaceae A cactus (plural cacti, cactuses or cactus) is any member of the succulent plant family Cactaceae, native to the Americas. ... Scrubland is plant community characterized by scrub vegetation. ... A coral reef near the Hawaiian islands is an example of a complex marine ecosystem. ... This article is about the process of deforestation in the environment. ... Binomial name Amazona vittata Boddaert, 1783 Subspecies A. v. ... Species Solenodon [Atopogale] cubanus Solenodon paradoxus The family Solenodontidae are nocturnal, burrowing, insectivorous mammals. ... Early map of Hispaniola Hispaniola (from Spanish, La Española) is the second-largest and most populous island of the Antilles, lying between the islands of Cuba to the west, and Puerto Rico to the east. ... Binomial name Crocodylus rhombiferCuvier, 1807 The Cuban crocodile (Crocodylus rhombifer) is a small species (8 feet average length) native only to Cubas Zapata Swamp, and highly endangered, though it formerly ranged throughout the Caribbean, possibly even into Florida. ... A diminutive is a formation of a word used to convey a slight degree of the root meaning, smallness of the object or quality named, encapsulation, intimacy, or endearment. ... Fauna is a collective term for animal life of any particular region or time. ...


Historical groupings

All islands at some point were, and a few still are, colonies of European nations; a few are overseas or dependent territories: The Caribbean The history of the Caribbean reveals the significant role the region played in the colonial struggles of the European powers between the sixteenth and nineteenth centuries. ... This article is about a type of political territory. ... For other uses, see Europe (disambiguation). ... World map of dependent territories. ...

The mostly Spanish-controlled Caribbean in the sixteenth century
The mostly Spanish-controlled Caribbean in the sixteenth century

The British West Indies were formerly united by the United Kingdom into a West Indies Federation. The independent countries which were once a part of the B.W.I. still have a unified composite cricket team that competes in Test matches and One Day Internationals. The West Indian cricket team includes the South American nation of Guyana, the only former British colony on that continent. Roadtown, Tortola The term British West Indies refers to territories in and around the Caribbean which were colonised by Great Britain. ... The term Anglophone Caribbean is used to refer to the independent English-speaking countries of the Caribbean region. ... Islas de la Bahía (Bay Islands) is one of the 18 departments into which the Central American nation of Honduras is divided. ... Saint Croix from space, January 1993 Saint Croix is one of the United States Virgin Islands, a United States territory, in the Caribbean. ... The Danish West Indies or Danish Antilles, (DWI, Dansk Vest Indien) are a former colony of Denmark in the Caribbean, now known as the U.S. Virgin Islands. ... The Netherlands Antilles (Dutch: Nederlandse Antillen), previously known as the Netherlands West Indies, are part of the Lesser Antilles and consist of two groups of islands in the Caribbean Sea that form an autonomous part of the Kingdom of the Netherlands (none of the other Antilles use this term in... Saint Croix from space, January 1993 Saint Croix is one of the United States Virgin Islands, a United States territory, in the Caribbean. ... Castara village beach looking south, Tobago Tobago is the smaller of the two main islands that make up the Republic of Trinidad and Tobago. ... Islas de la Bahía (Bay Islands) is one of the 18 departments into which the Central American nation of Honduras is divided. ... The term French West Indies (see also Antilles françaises) refers to the two French overseas departments of Guadeloupe and Martinique. ... Map showing location of Sint Eustatius relative to Saba and Sint Maarten/Saint Martin. ... Saint Kitts and Nevis is an island nation in the Caribbean. ... Castara village beach looking south, Tobago Tobago is the smaller of the two main islands that make up the Republic of Trinidad and Tobago. ... Saint Croix from space, January 1993 Saint Croix is one of the United States Virgin Islands, a United States territory, in the Caribbean. ... Under the 1946 Constitution of the Fourth Republic, the French colonies of Guadeloupe, Martinique and French Guiana in the Caribbean and Réunion in the Indian Ocean became départements doutre-mer (Overseas departments) or DOMs. ... Marie-Galante, an island of the Caribbean Sea in the Guadeloupe archipelago of the French West Indies, and as part of the Guadeloupe Département doutre-mer, is a constitutional part of France. ... Guadeloupe, with La Désirade in the northeast La Désirade is an island in the French département doutre-mer Guadeloupe. ... The ÃŽles des Saintes are a group of islands within the French Département doutre-mer Guadeloupe. ... A collectivité doutre-mer (in English Overseas Community) or COM, is an administrative division of France. ... Saint-Barthélemy is a French island located in the Caribbean at 17°54N 62°50W . ... Anthem: La Marseillaise Capital (and largest city) Marigot Official languages French Government  -  President of France Jacques Chirac  -  Prefect Dominique Lacroix  -  President of the Territorial Council none yet; however Albert Fleming is the mayor of Saint-Martin Overseas Collectivity of France   -  Island divided between France and the Netherlands 23 March 1648... Anthem A Portuguesa Capital (and largest city) Lisbon5 Official languages Portuguese1 Government Parliamentary democracy  -  President Cavaco Silva  -  Prime Minister José Sócrates Formation June 24, 1128   -  Founding of the First County of Portugal 868   -  Battle of São Mamede June 24, 1128   -  Kingdom 25 July 1139   -  Recognized 5 October 1143... The Spanish West Indies (also known as Las Antillas) consist of Cuba, Hispaniola (present-day Dominican Republic and Haiti), Puerto Rico, Jamaica (until the 1655) , the Cayman Islands, Trinidad (until 1797) and Bay Islands (until 1643). ... Early map of Hispaniola Hispaniola (from Spanish, La Española) is the second-largest and most populous island of the Antilles, lying between the islands of Cuba to the west, and Puerto Rico to the east. ... For other uses, see Trinidad (disambiguation). ... Islas de la Bahía (Bay Islands) is one of the 18 departments (departamentos) into which the Central American nation of Honduras is divided. ... The Caribbean or the West Indies is a group of islands in the Caribbean Sea. ... Anthem For Sweden - The Land of The Incredible Biffs Capital (and largest city) Gustavia Official languages Swedish Government  -  Prime Minister of Sweden Nick XII Bonaparte  -  Prefect Per af Biffsläkt  -  President of the Territorial Council none yet; however Henning is the mayor of Saint-Barthelemy Overseas Collectivity of Sweden   -  Swedish... Image File history File links Download high resolution version (1861x1085, 76 KB) Summary Map of the Caribbean using original Spanish names from the fifteenth/sixteenth centuries. ... Image File history File links Download high resolution version (1861x1085, 76 KB) Summary Map of the Caribbean using original Spanish names from the fifteenth/sixteenth centuries. ... Flag Motto To dwell together in unity Anthem God Save the Queen Capital Chaguaramas Language(s) English Government Constitutional monarchy Queen Elizabeth II Governor-General Lord Hailes Prime minister Grantley Herbert Adams¹ History  - Established January 3, 1958  - Disestablished May 31, 1962 Area  - 1960 20,253 km² Population  - 1960 est. ... This article is about the sport. ... For the womens version of the game, see Womens Test cricket. ... A One-day International (ODI) cricket match is a one-day cricket match played between two international teams each representing a particular country. ... Learie Constantine, was one of the first great West Indian players. ...


In addition, these countries share the University of the West Indies as a regional entity. The university consists of three main campuses in Jamaica, Barbados and Trinidad and Tobago, a smaller campus in the Bahamas and Resident Tutors in other contributing territories. The University of the West Indies, also known as UWI, is an autonomous regional institution supported by and serving 16 countries and territories in the Caribbean - Anguilla, Antigua and Barbuda, The Bahamas, Barbados, Belize, the British Virgin Islands, the Cayman Islands, Dominica, Grenada, Jamaica, Montserrat, St. ...


Present-day island territories

Islands in and near the Caribbean
See also: Caribbean South America and Caribbean basin

Image File history File links Download high-resolution version (1500x900, 577 KB) Summary Self modified from https://www. ... Image File history File links Download high-resolution version (1500x900, 577 KB) Summary Self modified from https://www. ... Islands in and near the Caribbean This is a list of islands of the Caribbean. ... Caribbean South America is a region of South America consisting of the nations that border the Caribbean Sea, namely: Colombia Venezuela But culturally, the Guianas are most similar to the Caribbean: Guyana Suriname French Guiana Due to the regions closeness to the equator, its climate is very tropical. ... The Caribbean basin is generally defined as the area running from Florida westward along the Gulf coast, then south along the Mexican coast through Central America and then eastward across the northern coast of South America. ... Image File history File links Flag_of_Anguilla. ... Anguillita is a small, rocky island off the Western tip of Anguilla. ... Prickly Pear Cay, sometimes spelled Prickley Pear Cay, is a small uninhabited island about six miles from Road Bay Anguilla, in the Leeward Islands of the Caribbean. ... Scrub Island lies off the Eastern tip of Anguilla. ... Link titleBold text[[Ima == Headline text ==link titleLink titleLink titleLink titleLink titleLink titleLink title ge:Example. ... Sombrero is one of the largest of the Anguilla Islands. ... Image File history File links Flag_of_Antigua_and_Barbuda. ... Barbuda is an island in the Antigua and Barbuda. ... Great Bird Island is a tiny islet lying almost three kilometres north-east of Antigua. ... The introduction to this article provides insufficient context for those unfamiliar with the subject matter. ... Redonda is an uninhabited island dependency of Antigua and Barbuda. ... Image File history File links Flag_of_Aruba. ... Image File history File links Flag_of_the_Bahamas. ... The Commonwealth of The Bahamas is an independent English_speaking nation in the West Indies. ... Acklins is an island and district of the Bahamas. ... Andros Island is the largest island of the Bahamas and the fifth largest island in the West Indies at roughly 2300 square miles (6,000 km²) in area and 104 miles (167 km) long and 40 miles (64 km) wide at its widest point. ... Bimini Island from space, June 1998 Map of the Bahamas with the Biminis positioned center left (click to enlarge). ... Cat Island is one of the central Bahamas, and one of its districts, and boasts the nations highest point. ... Categories: North Atlantic Islands | Bahamas | Districts of the Bahamas | Stub ... New Providence Island and Eleuthera Island from space, April 1997 See also: Eleutherae Eleuthera is an island in the Bahamas, lying 50 miles (80 km) east of Nassau. ... Grand Bahama from space, June 1998 Grand Bahama is one of the northernmost of the islands of the Bahamas, and the closest major island to the United States, lying just 55 mi (90 km) off the coast of the state of Florida. ... The Abaco islands lie in the northern Bahamas and comprise the main islands of Great Abaco and Little Abaco, together with the smaller Wood Cay, Green Turtle Cay, Great Guana Cay, Gorda Cay, Elbow Cay, Man-o-War Cay, Strangers Cay, Umbrella Cay, Walkers Cay and Mores Island. ... Exuma For the musician Exuma, see Exuma (musician). ... Inagua is the southernmost district of the Bahamas comprising the islands of Great Inagua and Little Inagua. ... A view from the beach at Half Moon Cay Little San Salvador Island, Bahamas (also known as Half Moon Cay), is one of about 700 islands that make up the archipelago of the Bahamas. ... Long Island is a sixty-mile (nearly 100km) long island in the Bahamas that is split by the Tropic of Cancer. ... Mayaguana is the most easterly island and district of the Bahamas, and one of only two which retain their Arawak names. ... (This article is about the island in the Bahamas. ... Ragged Island is a small island (9 square miles) and district in the southern Bahamas. ... San Salvador Island, also known as Watling Island, is an island and district of the Bahamas. ... Image File history File links Flag_of_Barbados. ... Culpepper Island is a very tiny island in the Atlantic Ocean close to Ragged Point, Saint Philip found in Barbados. ... Pelican Island was a small uninhabited island that once existed off the west coast of Bridgetown and Fontabelle, in St. ... Image File history File links Flag_of_the_British_Virgin_Islands. ... Unlike the other British Virgin Islands, Anegada is a flat atoll. ... This article contains information that has not been verified and thus might not be reliable. ... Bellamy Cay is an island in the British Virgin Islands. ... Carvel Rock is an uninhabited islet of the British Virgin Islands in the Caribbean, less than 2 acres in size. ... Cockroach Island is an uninhabited island of the British Virgin Islands in the Caribbean. ... Cooper Island can be seen on Cooks map Cooper Island ( ) is a small island to the south east of the main island of South Georgia. ... Dead Chest Cay is an island of the British Virgin Islands in the Caribbean. ... Diamond Cay is an island of the British Virgin Islands in the Caribbean. ... Dog Islands are a small group of uninhabited islets of the British Virgin Islands in the Caribbean. ... Drowned Island is an island of the British Virgin Islands in the Caribbean. ... East Seal Dog Cay is an uninhabited islet of the British Virgin Islands in the Caribbean. ... Eustatia Island is an island of the British Virgin Islands in the Caribbean. ... Fallen Jerusalem Island (sometimes referred to as Broken Jerusalem Island) is an uninhabited island of the British Virgin Islands in the Caribbean. ... Frenchmans Cay is an island of the British Virgin Islands in the Caribbean. ... George Dog Island is an uninhabited island of the British Virgin Islands in the Caribbean. ... The Little Sisters is an informal name for a group of some of the smaller members of the British Virgin Islands. ... Great Camanoe is a small island located just north of Beef Island and northeast of Tortola in the British Virgin Islands, a group of islands which forms part of the archipelago of the Virgin Islands, located in the Atlantic Ocean and Caribbean Sea. ... Great Dog Island is an uninhabited islet of the British Virgin Islands in the Caribbean. ... Great Thatch is an uninhabited island of the British Virgin Islands in the Caribbean. ... Great Tobago Island is an unihabited island of the British Virgin Islands in the Caribbean. ... Green Cay National Wildlife Refuge preserves habitat for the largest remaining population of endangered St. ... Guana Island. ... At roughly 8 square kilometers, Jost Van Dyke is the smallest of the four main islands of the British Virgin Islands, the northern portion of the archipelago of the Virgin Islands, located in the Atlantic Ocean and Caribbean Sea. ... A cay (also spelled key, but both are pronounced alike as key [IPA: ]) is a small, low island consisting mostly of sand or coral. ... Little Anegada is an island of the British Virgin Islands in the Caribbean. ... Little Camanoe is an uninhabited island of the British Virgin Islands in the Caribbean. ... Little Cay is an island of the British Virgin Islands in the Caribbean. ... Little Jost Van Dyke (colloquially, Little Jost) is one of the British Virgin Islands. ... Little Seal Dog Island is an uninhabited islet of the British Virgin Islands in the Caribbean. ... Little Thatch is a privately owned island of the British Virgin Islands in the Caribbean, upon which an extremely exclusive resort has been built. ... Little Tobago is an uninhabited island of the British Virgin Islands in the Caribbean. ... Little Wickmans Cay is an island of the British Virgin Islands in the Caribbean. ... Marina Cay is an island of the British Virgin Islands in the Caribbean. ... Mosquito Island is a presently uninhabited island of the British Virgin Islands in the Caribbean. ... Nanny Cay is an island of the British Virgin Islands in the Caribbean. ... Necker Island is a small island in the British Virgin Islands just north of Virgin Gorda, located at . It is owned by Sir Richard Branson, famous for his Virgin brand. ... Norman Island is located at the southern tip of the British Virgin Islands archipelago. ... Old Jerusalem Island is an uninhabited island of the British Virgin Islands in the Caribbean. ... Oyster Rock is an island of the British Virgin Islands in the Caribbean. ... Pelican Island is an uninhabited island of the British Virgin Islands in the Caribbean. ... Peter Island was discovered by Christopher Columbus while he was exploring the area around the Virgin Islands. ... The introduction to this article provides insufficient context for those unfamiliar with the subject matter. ... This page meets Wikipedias criteria for speedy deletion. ... Salt Cay is the name of several Caribbean islands: Salt Cay, Bahamas Salt Cay, Turks Islands Salt Cay, British Virgin Islands Salt Cay, U.S. Virgin Islands Category: ... Sandy Cay is an uninhabited island of the British Virgin Islands in the Caribbean. ... Scrub Island lies off the Eastern tip of Anguilla. ... Spanish Island is an island of the British Virgin Islands in the Caribbean. ... Tortola is the largest and most populated of the British Virgin Islands, a group of islands which form part of the archipelago of the Virgin Islands. ... Virgin Gorda is the second-largest of the British Virgin Islands Virgin Gorda is the third-largest of the British Virgin Islands. ... West Dog Island is an uninhabited islet of the British Virgin Islands in the Caribbean. ... Image File history File links Flag_of_the_Cayman_Islands. ... Cayman Brac is an island that lies about 143 km northeast of Grand Cayman in the Caribbean Sea. ... Grand Cayman from space, April 1994 Grand Cayman is the largest of the three Cayman Islands at about 196 km² and contains the capital George Town. ... George Town, Grand Cayman, is the capital of the Cayman Islands, in the British West Indies. ... Little Cayman Marine Life on Bloody Bay Wall Little Cayman is the smallest of the three Cayman Islands, both in area and population. ... Image File history File links Flag_of_Cuba. ... The Isla de la Juventud (Spanish) or Isle of Youth (English) is the largest island of Cuba after Cuba proper. ... Shallow water surrounds Cayo Largo, evidenced by the lighter shade of blue around the islands perimeter. ... Location of Cayo Santa Maria in Cuba Cayo Santa Maria is an island located north of Cuba in the Jardines del Rey archipelago. ... Cayo Guillermo is an island north of Cuba, in the province of Ciego de Ávila, at . ... Location of Cayo Coco in Cuba White sand beach in Cayo Coco Cayo Coco (= Coco Key) is an island in central Cuba, well known for its luxury all inclusive resorts. ... Cayo Romano is an island north of Cuba, in the province of Camagüey, at . ... Cayo Guajaba is an island north of Cuba, in the province of Camagüey, at , west of Cayo Sabinal. ... A 42 sq km. ... Image File history File links Flag_of_Dominica. ... Isla de Aves (Spanish for Island of Birds) is a Caribbean islet with sovereignty disputed between Dominica and Venezuela. ... Image File history File links Flag_of_Grenada. ... The Grenadines are a Caribbean island chain of over 600 islands in the Windward Islands. ... This article needs to be cleaned up to conform to a higher standard of quality. ... view from Hillsborough looking south over the beach Carriacou Island in the Caribbean Sea, is the largest island of the Grenadines, an archipelago in the Windward Islands chain. ... Ronde Island, or LÃŽle de Ronde, is a small islet between Grenada and Carriacou (Grenadines). ... Image File history File links This is a lossless scalable vector image. ... Basse-Terre Island (top) from space, September 1994 Basse-Terre is the name of the western of the two largest islands of Guadeloupe. ... Guadeloupe, with La Désirade in the northeast La Désirade is an island in the French département doutre-mer Guadeloupe. ... Guadeloupe consists of two islands separated by a salt river and whose combined shape resembles a butterfly. ... Marie-Galante, an island of the Caribbean Sea in the Guadeloupe archipelago of the French West Indies, and as part of the Guadeloupe Département doutre-mer, is a constitutional part of France. ... The ÃŽles des Saintes are a group of islands within the French Département doutre-mer Guadeloupe. ... Early map of Hispaniola Hispaniola (from Spanish, La Española) is the second-largest and most populous island of the Antilles, lying between the islands of Cuba to the west, and Puerto Rico to the east. ... Image File history File links Flag_of_the_Dominican_Republic. ... Avalon Bay is a beautiful bay on Catalina Island. ... Saona Island Beach Saona Island is a tropical island located a short distance from the mainland on the south-east tip of the Dominican Republic, near the Bayahibe region. ... Image File history File links Flag_of_Haiti. ... Gonave Island from space, February 1994 The reef-fringed Gonave Island is located to the west-northwest of Port-au-Prince, Haiti in the Gulf of Gonave (). Made up of mostly limestone, the island of Gonave is 60 km (37 miles) long and 15 km (9 miles) wide and covers... Tortuga (ÃŽle de la Tortue in French) is a Caribbean island that forms part of Haiti, off the northwest coast of Hispaniola. ... ÃŽle à Vache (also expressed ÃŽle-à-Vaches) is a small island lying of the south-west peninsula of Haiti near the town of Les Cayes. ... The Cayemites are a pair of islands located in the Gulf of Gonâve off the coast of southwest Haiti. ... Navassa Island Navassa Island is a small, uninhabited island in the Caribbean Sea. ... Image File history File links Flag_of_Jamaica. ... Sandals Cay (formerly called Kokomo Island) is part of the privately owned Sandals Royal Caribbean all-inclusive resort in Montego Bay, Jamaica. ... Lime Cay is a small islet located in the Caribbean Sea just south of the Palisadoes, Kingston, Jamaica. ... Morant Cays is an offshore island group 51 km SSE of Morant Point, Jamaica. ... Navy Island is a small island off the coast of Portland Parish, Jamaica, formerly owned by actor Errol Flynn. ... Pedro Bank is a large bank of sand and coral, partially covered with seagrass, about 80 km south and southwest of Jamaica, rising steeply from a seabed of 800 meters depth. ... Image File history File links This is a lossless scalable vector image. ... Image File history File links Flag_of_Montserrat. ... Image File history File links Flag_of_the_Netherlands_Antilles. ... Anthem: Tera di Solo y suave biento Capital (and largest city) Kralendijk Official languages Dutch Government See Politics of the Netherlands Antilles  - Bonaire Administrator  - Governor of N.A. Frits Goedgedrag Constitutional monarchy part of the Netherlands Antilles  Area  - Total 288 km² 111 sq mi  Population  - 2001 census 10,791  - Density... All of Klein Bonaire is visible from the leeward side of Bonaire. ... For other uses, see Curaçao (disambiguation). ... Klein Curaçao (Dutch for small Curaçao) is a small uninhabited island south-east of Curaçao. ... Motto Remis Velisque (Latin) With oars and sails (English) Anthem Saba you rise from the ocean Capital The Bottom Largest city The Bottom Official languages Dutch, Papiamento and English (unofficial) Government See Politics of the Netherlands Antilles  -  Saba Administrator A.J.M. Solagnier  -  Governor of N.A. Frits Goedgedrag Constitutional... Map showing location of Sint Eustatius relative to Saba and Sint Maarten/Saint Martin. ... Motto Semper pro grediens (Latin) Anthem O sweet Saint-Martins Land Capital (and largest city) Philipsburg Official languages Dutch, English Government See Politics of the Netherlands Antilles  -  Administrator Franklyn Richards constitutional monarchy part of the Netherlands Antilles, separate country within the Kingdom of the Netherlands as from December 15... St. ... Image File history File links This is a lossless scalable vector image. ... Anthem: La Marseillaise Capital (and largest city) Marigot Official languages French Government  -  President of France Jacques Chirac  -  Prefect Dominique Lacroix  -  President of the Territorial Council none yet; however Albert Fleming is the mayor of Saint-Martin Overseas Collectivity of France   -  Island divided between France and the Netherlands 23 March 1648... Image File history File links Flag_of_Puerto_Rico. ... Flag Seal Nickname: Isla Nena (Baby Girl Island) Gentilic: Viequenses Location Location of Vieques, Puerto Rico within Puerto Rico Government Founded — Mayor Damaso Serrano López Political party PPD Senatorial district 8 (Carolina) Representative district 36 Geographical characteristics Area Total 348. ... Flag Seal Nickname: La Isla Chiquita (Little Island), Última Virgen (Last Virgin) Gentilic: Culebrenses Location Location of Culebra, Puerto Rico within Puerto Rico Government Founded October 27, 1880 Mayor Abraham Peña Nieves Political party PNP Senatorial district 8 - Carolina Representative district 36 Geographical characteristics Area Total 30. ... Beach in Caja de Muerto View from the top of the lighthouse Protected part Cactus Caja de Muerto is an island south of Puerto Rico that is protected by the Federal Reserve of Natural Resources, because of native turtle traffic. ... Desecheo Island is located 20 km from the west coast of the main island of Puerto Rico, in the northeast of Mona Passage. ... Mona Island redirects here. ... Image File history File links This is a lossless scalable vector image. ... Anthem For Sweden - The Land of The Incredible Biffs Capital (and largest city) Gustavia Official languages Swedish Government  -  Prime Minister of Sweden Nick XII Bonaparte  -  Prefect Per af Biffsläkt  -  President of the Territorial Council none yet; however Henning is the mayor of Saint-Barthelemy Overseas Collectivity of Sweden   -  Swedish... Image File history File links Flag_of_Saint_Kitts_and_Nevis. ... For other uses, see Nevis (disambiguation). ... Country Saint Kitts and Nevis Archipelago Leeward Islands Region Caribbean Area 65 sq. ... Image File history File links Flag_of_Saint_Lucia. ... Image File history File links This is a lossless scalable vector image. ... Anthem: La Marseillaise Capital (and largest city) Marigot Official languages French Government  -  President of France Jacques Chirac  -  Prefect Dominique Lacroix  -  President of the Territorial Council none yet; however Albert Fleming is the mayor of Saint-Martin Overseas Collectivity of France   -  Island divided between France and the Netherlands 23 March 1648... St. ... Image File history File links Flag_of_Saint_Vincent_and_the_Grenadines. ... The Grenadines are a Caribbean island chain of over 600 islands in the Windward Islands. ... Baliceaux is one of the Grenadines islands which lie between the caribbean islands of Saint Vincent and Grenada. ... Admiralty Bay Bequia in 1966 Bequia ( pronounced beck-way ) is the largest island in the Grenadines. ... A barrier reef runs along the Atlantic side of the dry Canouan Island. ... Saltine bay and Old Wall village Mayreau is the smallest inhabited island of the Grenadines, with an area of about 1. ... Location of Mustique Mustique is a private island in the Caribbean Sea, one of the Grenadines in the country of St Vincent and the Grenadines. ... Palm Island in the Grenadines is a tiny island a mile from Union Island, and only accessible by boat. ... The Grenadines are a group of islands sprinkled across what may be the most beautiful stretch of water in the Caribbean. ... Tobago Cays are a small group of islands within the Grenadines islands which lie between the caribbean islands of Saint Vincent and Grenada. ... Union Island from the air, showing Union Island International Airport in foreground Union Island is the southernmost island of the Grenadines belonging to the state of St. ... Young Island is the northernmost of the three main islands in the uninhabited Balleny Islands group located in the Southern Ocean. ... Image File history File links Flag_of_Trinidad_and_Tobago. ... Castara village beach looking south, Tobago Tobago is the smaller of the two main islands that make up the Republic of Trinidad and Tobago. ... Little Tobago is a small island off the northeastern coast of Tobago, and part of the republic of Trinidad and Tobago. ... The St Giles Islands are a small chain of islands off the northeast tip of Tobago. ... For other uses, see Trinidad (disambiguation). ... Chacachacare is an island in the Republic of Trinidad and Tobago. ... Gaspar Grande or Gasparee is an island in the Republic of Trinidad and Tobago. ... Huevos (Spanish: Eggs) is an island in the Republic of Trinidad and Tobago. ... Monos is an island in the Republic of Trinidad and Tobago. ... Nelson Island, Trinidad and Tobago is one of the Five Islands which lie west of Port of Spain in the Gulf of Paria. ... Image File history File links Flag_of_the_Turks_and_Caicos_Islands. ... A view of the southwestern beach at Grand Turk. ... Middle Caicos, also Grand Caicos, is the largest island in the Turks and Caicos Islands. ... North Caicos is one of the largest island in the Turks and Caicos chain. ... Parrot Cay is a tiny island, part of Turks and Caicos Islands and is dominated by a large hotel beach resort, which over the years has seen many visits by celebrities such as Bruce Willis and Michael J Fox. ... Pine Cay is an island of about 30 people population in the Turks and Caicos Islands. ... Providenciales, nicknamed Provo, is an island in the Turks and Caicos Islands. ... Salt Cay is the name of several Caribbean islands: Salt Cay, Bahamas Salt Cay, Turks Islands Salt Cay, British Virgin Islands Salt Cay, U.S. Virgin Islands Category: ... South Caicos is one of the smallest inhabited islands in the Turks and Caicos islands archipelago, with only 1200 residents. ... West Caicos is an island in the Turks and Caicos Islands. ... East Caicos is the fourth largest island in the Turks and Caicos Islands. ... Image File history File links Flag_of_the_United_States_Virgin_Islands. ... Buck Island Reef National Monument, or just Buck Island is a small, uninhabited, 176-acre island about 1. ... This article or section does not adequately cite its references or sources. ... Hassel Island (also sometimes Hassell Island) is a small island of the U.S. Virgin Islands, a United States territory located in the Caribbean Sea. ... St. ... Oppenheimer Beach, in St John, U.S. Virgin Islands. ... Map of U.S. Virgin Islands Saint Thomas is an island in the Caribbean Sea, a county and constituent district of the United States Virgin Islands (USVI), an unincorporated territory of the United States. ... Thatch Cay is a small, uninhabited 230 acre (931,000 m²) island half a mile (800 meters) off the northeastern coast of Saint Thomas. ... Water Island is the fourth and most recent main island in the U.S. Virgin Islands, a United States territory located in the Caribbean Sea. ...

Continental countries with Caribbean coastlines and islands

The nations of Belize and Guyana, although on the mainland of Central America and South America respectively, are former British colonies and maintain many cultural ties to the Caribbean and are members of CARICOM. Nicaragua's Caribbean Coast, often referred to as the Mosquito Coast was also a former British colony and maintains many cultural ties to the Caribbean distinct to the Pacific coast. Guyana participates in West Indies cricket tournaments and many players from Guyana have been on the West Indies Test cricket team. The Turneffe Islands (and many other islands and reefs) are part of Belize and lie in the Caribbean Sea. The nation of Suriname, on the mainland of South America, is a former Dutch colony and also a member of CARICOM. Image File history File links Flag_of_Belize. ... San Pedro on Ambergris Caye Ambergris Caye is the largest island of Belize located northeast of the country in the Caribbean Sea. ... Belize City, Belize is the largest city of the Central American nation Belize, and its former capital. ... Big Creek is a sea port facility in the nation of Belize. ... Caye Caulker is a small limestone coral island off the coast of Belize in the Caribbean Sea measuring about 5 miles (North to South) by less than 1 mile (East to West). ... Image File history File links Flag_of_Colombia. ... San Andrés and Providencia (Spanish: San Andrés y Providencia) is a department of Colombia. ... For other places with the same name, see Barranquilla (disambiguation). ... For other places with the same name, see Cartagena (disambiguation). ... Riohacha is the capital city of the department of Guajira in Colombia. ... This article is about the Colombian city. ... Image File history File links Flag_of_Costa_Rica. ... Image File history File links This is a lossless scalable vector image. ... Image File history File links Flag_of_Guatemala. ... Image File history File links Flag_of_Guyana. ... Hog Island, the largest of the hundreds of islands in the Essequibo River in Guyana is 5 km from the rivers mouth in its estuary, located at . With a total area of 22 square miles this island is larger than many of the Caribbean islands. ... Leguan Island is a small island situated in the delta of the Essequibo River on the coast of Guyana, South America. ... Wakenaam is a large (~17 square miles) island that at the mouth of the Essequibo River of Guyana. ... Image File history File links Flag_of_Honduras. ... Guanaja is one of the Bay Islands of Honduras, and is in the Caribbean. ... Roatán, located between the islands of Utila and Guanaja (), is the largest of Honduras Bay Islands. ... Útila (Isla de Útila) is the third largest of Honduras Bay Islands, after Roatán and Guanaja, in a region that marks the south end of the Mesoamerican Barrier Reef System, the second-largest in the world. ... The Cayos Cochinos or Cochinos Cays are a group of two small islands (Cayo Menor and Cayo Grande) and 13 more small coral cays situated 30 kilometers northeast of La Ceiba on the northern shores of Honduras. ... The Swan Islands are a chain of three islands located in the northwestern Caribbean Sea, approximately ninety miles off the coastline of Honduras. ... Image File history File links Flag_of_Mexico. ... Quintana Roo is a state of Mexico, on the eastern part of the Yucatán Peninsula. ... Giant Mexican flag in the Hotel Zone Cancún (pronounced as IPA: ) is a coastal city in Mexicos easternmost state, Quintana Roo, on the Yucatán Peninsula. ... Front of the palace of the Governor of the state of Quintana Roo in Chetumal Chetumal (coordinates: ) is a city on the east coast of the Yucatán Peninsula in Mexico. ... Isla Contoy Isla Contoy is a small island in the Mexican state of Quintana Roo, approximately 30 kilometers north of Isla Mujeres. ... Cozumel is an island off the eastern coast of the Yucatan Peninsula of Mexico. ... Isla Mujeres Isla Mujeres Isla Mujeres is the name of a small island, as well as the town on that island, a short distance off the coast of the north east of the Yucatan Peninsula in the Caribbean Sea. ... Location of Cozumel State Quintana Roo Presidente municipal Gustavo Ortega Joaquín Political Party PAN Area   â€“Land   â€“Water 647 km² Population   â€“Total (2005)   â€“Density 73,193 (2005 census) Time zone UTC –6 Latitude Longitude 20°30′ N 86°57′ W Cozumel (Mayan: Island of the Swallows) is an island in... Image File history File links Flag_of_Nicaragua. ... The Corn Islands (Las Islas del Maíz in Spanish) are a pair of islands belonging to the Nicaraguan region Región Autónoma del Atlántico Sur (RAAS), Big Corn Island (Isla Grande del Maíz) and Little Corn Island (Isla Pequeña del Maíz). ... The Miskito Cays (Spanish: Cayos Miskitos) are an archipelago with an area of 27 km² located off shore in the North-Eastern Caribbean Coast of Nicaragua, they are part of the RAAN autonomous region. ... The Pearl Cays (Spanish: Cayos de Perlas) is a group of 18 cays located about 35 kilometers from Laguna de Perlas offshore the Caribbean Coast of Nicaragua. ... Image File history File links Flag_of_Panama. ... Islands entirely covered with dwellings. ... Bocas del Toro is the capital of the Panamanian province of Bocas del Toro. ... Image File history File links Flag_of_Suriname. ... Image File history File links Flag_of_Venezuela. ... Puerto Cruz beach. ... The Los Monjes islands which are a federal dependency of Venezuela are located to the north west of the Gulf of Venezuela off the coast of Colombia. ... The Las Aves Archipelago is part of the Federal Dependencies of Venezuela. ... Isla Aves (Spanish for Bird Island) is a tiny and remote Caribbean island lying to the west of the Leeward Islands chain at 63°3659W 15°4018N. No more than 150 m in length, it rises only 2 m above the sea on a calm day... Aerial view of El Gran Roque The Los Roques islands are a federal dependency of Venezuela, consisting of about 50 islands, cays or islets. ... La Tortuga Island is an uninhabited island dependency of the government of Venezuela. ... For other uses, see Central America (disambiguation). ... South America South America is a continent crossed by the equator, with most of its area in the Southern Hemisphere. ... Map showing CARICOM members, associates and observers Seat of Secretariat Georgetown, Guyana Official languages English4 Membership  15 full members1  5 associate members2  7 observers3 Leaders  -  Secretary-General Edwin W. Carrington (since 1992)  -  CARICOM Heads of Government   Establishment  -  August 1, 1973  Website http://www. ... The article is about the Central American area. ...


Indigenous tribes

Regional institutions

Here are some of the bodies that several islands share in collaboration:

Map showing CARICOM members, associates and observers Seat of Secretariat Georgetown, Guyana Official languages English4 Membership  15 full members1  5 associate members2  7 observers3 Leaders  -  Secretary-General Edwin W. Carrington (since 1992)  -  CARICOM Heads of Government   Establishment  -  August 1, 1973  Website http://www. ... The Association of Caribbean States (ACS) (Also called the Asociacion de Estados del Caribe or Association des Etats de la Caraibe) was formed with the aim of promoting consultation, cooperation, and concerted action among all the countries of the Caribbean, comprising of 25 member states and 3 associate members. ... Map of the Eastern Caribbean showing OECS member states (dark green) and associate member states (light green) Secretariat Castries, St. ... The Caribbean Development Bank is a financial institution which assists Caribbean nations in financing social and economic programs in its member countries. ... The Caribbean Disaster Emergency Response Agency (CDERA) is an inter-regional agency with member states throughout the Caribbean region. ... The Caribbean Examinations Council or CXC was established in 1972 under Agreement by the Participating Governments in the Area to conduct such examinations as it may think appropriate and award certificates and diplomas on the results of any such examinations so conducted. ... The Caribbean Regional Human Resource Development Program for Economic Competitiveness known as (CPEC) for short is programme funded by the Canadian International Development Agency (CIDA). ... The Caribbean Tourism Organisation (CTO) is a Caribbean based joint-coalition of 33 independent: committees, boards, consuls, authorities and organisations involved in tourism throughout Central America, the Caribbean basin, South America and Bermuda. ... About The Council The INTER-AMERICAN ECONOMIC COUNCIL is a Non-Profit Corporation Established in August of 1999. ... For other uses, see Washington, D.C. (disambiguation). ... The Latin American and Caribbean Internet Addresses Registry (LACNIC) is the Regional Internet Registry for Latin America and the Caribbean. ... The United Nations Economic Commission for Latin America and the Caribbean (UNECLAC or ECLAC) was established in 1948 (then as the UN Economic Commission for Latin America) to encourage economic cooperation among its member states. ... The West Indies Cricket Board (WICB) is the governing body for professional and amateur cricket in the West Indies (a sporting confederation of over a dozen mainly English-speaking Caribbean countries and dependencies that formed the British West Indies). ... The University of the West Indies, also known as UWI, is an autonomous regional institution supported by and serving 16 countries and territories in the Caribbean - Anguilla, Antigua and Barbuda, The Bahamas, Barbados, Belize, the British Virgin Islands, the Cayman Islands, Dominica, Grenada, Jamaica, Montserrat, St. ...

See also

The African diaspora is the diaspora created by the movements and cultures of Africans and their descendants throughout the world, to places such as the Americas, (including the United States, Canada, the Caribbean, Central America, and South America); Europe and Asia. ... The Americas, also known as America, are the lands of the western hemisphere, composed of numerous entities and regions variably defined by geography, politics, and culture. ... It has been suggested that this article or section be merged with Caribbean British. ... Caribbean English is a broad term for the dialects of the English language spoken in the Caribbean, most countries on the Caribbean coast of Central America, and Guyana. ... Comprehensive Tourism Oriented Travel Guides Caribbean Adventures Caribbean. ... CONCACAF (the Confederation of North, Central American and Caribbean Association Football) is the continent-wide governing body for football in North America, Central America and the Caribbean. ... The Council on Hemispheric Affairs (COHA) is a Washington, D.C.-based non-governmental organization (NGO) founded in 1975, with the goal of promoting awareness of hemispheric issues and encouraging the formulation of rational political and economic U.S. policies towards the region. ... The Caribbean The history of the Caribbean reveals the significant role the region played in the colonial struggles of the European powers between the sixteenth and nineteenth centuries. ... An Indo-Caribbean is a person of South Asian origin who lives in the Caribbean, or the descendant of such a person. ... Islands of the Caribbean. ... The Latin American and Caribbean Congress in Solidarity with the Independence of Puerto Rico consisted in an international summit held at Panama City, Panama. ... Middle America For other uses, see Middle America (disambiguation). ... The music of the Caribbean is a diverse grouping of musical genres. ... This article does not cite any references or sources. ... This article is about the franchise. ... The politics of the Caribbean are diverse for such a relatively small area. ... The Tongue of the Ocean can be seen along the east coast of Andros Island. ... Flag Motto To dwell together in unity Anthem God Save the Queen Capital Chaguaramas Language(s) English Government Constitutional monarchy Queen Elizabeth II Governor-General Lord Hailes Prime minister Grantley Herbert Adams¹ History  - Established January 3, 1958  - Disestablished May 31, 1962 Area  - 1960 20,253 km² Population  - 1960 est. ... This is a list of topics related to the Caribbean // American West Indies Anglophone Caribbean Anguillan Creole Antiguan Creole Association of Caribbean States Bocas del Toro Creole Bridgetown British West Indies Caribbean Basin Caribbean Basin Trade and Partnership Act Caribbean Carnival Caribbean Community Caribbean Development Bank Caribbean English Caribbean South...

Footnotes

  1. ^ Asan, Ridvan (2007). A Brief History of the Caribbean, Revised, New York: Facts on File, Inc., p. 3. ISBN 0-8160-3811-2. 

Further reading

  • Kurlansky, Mark. 1992. A Continent of Islands: Searching for the Caribbean Destiny. Addison-Wesley Publishing. ISBN 0-201-52396-5.
  • Digital Library of the Caribbean
  • Eastern Caribbean Islands
  • Develtere. Patrick, 1994. "Cooperation and Development, with special reference to the Commonwealth Caribbean" ACCO, Leuven, ISBN 90-334-3181-5
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