The Caribbean Islands

The Caribbean Islands is a massive archipelago located in the Caribbean Sea, that can be subdivided into a few different regions: the Lucayan Archipelago, the Greater Antilles, the Lesser Antilles and the ABC Islands. There are 13 sovereign states and 17 dependent territories in the Caribbean, and English, Spanish, French, Dutch and Antillean creole are the predominant languages. The Caribbean sprawls across more than 1.06 million square miles and is primarily located between North America and South America.

Greater Antilles
the most-visited region in the Caribbean
CAYMAN ISLANDS :. caribbeanislands.com
British Overseas Territory
CUBA :. caribbeanislands.com
Havana, capital city of Cuba
DOMINICAN REPUBLIC :. caribbeanislands.com
Santo Domingo, capital city of DR
HAITI :. caribbeanislands.com
Port-au-Prince, capital city of Haiti
JAMAICA :. caribbeanislands.com
Kingston, capital city of Jamaica
PUERTO RICO :. caribbeanislands.com
San Juan, capital city of Puerto Rico
The Lesser Antilles
form the border between the Caribbean Sea and the North Atlantic
Leeward
Islands
   
Windward
Islands
   
ABC
Islands

The majority of the islands in the Lesser Antilles form the border between the Caribbean Sea and the North Atlantic. They are located in the northern part of the West Indies. The islands here are further divided into the three regions: the Leeward Islands,the Windward Islands, the ABC Islands

Leeward Islands
the northern islands of the Lesser Antilles chain
ANGUILLA :. Caribbean Islands
The Valley, capital city of Anguilla
ANTIGUA & BARBUDA :. caribbeanislands.com
Island in Antigua and Barbuda
BRITISH VIRGIN ISLANDS :. caribbeanislands.com
British Overseas Territory
GUADELOUPE :. caribbeanislands.com
Basse-Terre, capital city of Guadeloupe
MONTSERRAT :. caribbeanislands.com
British Overseas Territory
SABA :. caribbeanislands.com
The Bottom
SAINT BARTHELEMY :. caribbeanislands.com
Overseas collectivity of France
SAINT MARTIN :. caribbeanislands.com
French side, north of island
SINT MAARTEN :. caribbeanislands.com
southern Dutch side of Saint Martin island
SINT EUSTATIUS :. caribbeanislands.com
Municipality in the Dutch Caribbean
SAINT KITTS & NEVIS :. caribbeanislands.com
Basseterre, capital city of St. Kitts & Nevis
Windward Islands
South Caribbean
BARBADOS :. caribbeanislands.com
Bridgetown, capital city of Barbados
DOMINICA :. caribbeanislands.com
Roseau, capital city of Dominica
GRENADA :. caribbeanislands.com
St. George's, capital city of Grenada
MARTINIQUE :. caribbeanislands.com
Fort-de-France, capital city of Martinique
SAINT LUCIA :. caribbeanislands.com
Castries, capital ciy of St. Lucia
SAINT VICENT & THE GRENADINES :. caribbeanislands.com
Kingstown, capital city of St. V&G
TRINIDAD & TOBAGO :. caribbeanislands.com
Port of Spain, capital city of Trinidad & Tobago
ABC Islands
the three western-most islands of the Leeward Antilles in the Caribbean Sea
ARUBA :. caribbeanislands.com
Oranjestad, capital city of Aruba
BONAIRE :. caribbeanislands.com
Kralendijk, capital city of Bonaire
CURAÇAO :. caribbeanislands.com
Willemstad, capital city of Curaçao
LUCAYAN ARCHIPELAGO
Its proximity to the U.S. makes it a very popular vacation destination
THE BAHAMAS :. caribbeanislands.com
Nassau, capital city of Bahamas
TURKS & CAICOS :. caribbeanislands.com
British Overseas Territory

The Caribbean islands is the place to go when you need a break from the fast, hectic pace of everyday life. It is one of the most prestigious tourist destinations in the world.

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Where in the world are the Caribbean Islands?

Caribbean islands
Map of the Caribbean and Central America

The Caribbean islands are located in the region of the Caribbean Sea. The Caribbean Sea region is located southeast of the Gulf of Mexico and the North American mainland, east of Central America, north of South America and West of the Atlantic Ocean. The Bahamas and Turks and Caicos Islands, considered as the Lucayan Archipelago and do not border the Caribbean Sea, they are technically part of the West Indies but not the Caribbean. The mainland countries of Belize, Guyana, Suriname and French Guiana are often included as Caribbean Islands due to their political and cultural ties with the region.

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Countries of the Caribbean

The Caribbean islands are made of 25 independent countries and other territories

  1. Anguilla (Anguilla is a British overseas territory since 1980)
  2. Antigua and Barbuda
  3. Aruba (Aruba is a constituent country of the Kingdom of the Netherlands)
  4. Bahamas
  5. Barbados
  6. British Virgin Islands (BVI is a British overseas territory )
    • Tortola
    • Virgin Gorda
    • Anegada
    • Jost Van Dyke
  7. Caribbean Netherlands also known as the BES islands are the three special municipalities of the Netherlands that are located in the Caribbean Sea. Consist of the islands of
    • Bonaire
    • Sint Eustatius
    • Saba
  8. Cayman Islands (Cayman Islands is a British Overseas Territory since 1962)
  9. Cuba
  10. Curaçao (Curaçao is a constituent country of the Kingdom of the Netherlands)
  11. Dominica
  12. Dominican Republic
  13. Grenada
  14. Guadeloupe (France overseas territory since 1946)
  15. Haiti
  16. Jamaica
  17. Martinique (France overseas territory since 1946)
  18. Montserrat (Montserrat is a British Overseas Territory established since 1632)
  19. Puerto Rico (Puerto Rico is a territory of the United States since 1898)
  20. Saint Barthélemy (Saint Barthélemy is an overseas collectivity of France since 2007, having been previously a french colony since 1648, exchanged with Sweden in 1784 and sold back to France in 1878)
  21. Saint Kitts and Nevis
  22. Saint Lucia
  23. Saint Martin (France overseas territory)
  24. Saint Vincent and the Grenadines
  25. Sint Maarten (Sint Maarten is a constituent country of the Kingdom of the Netherlands)
  26. Trinidad and Tobago
  27. Turks and Caicos Islands (TCI are a British Overseas Territory)
  28. United States Virgin Islands USVI is a territory of the United States. Consist of the main islands of
    • Saint Croix
    • Saint John
    • Saint Thomas

What are the capitals of the caribbean islands?

Caribbean interactive map


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