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Caribbean

BACKGROUND

Information: a region.

The Caribbean is a region of North America that consists of the Caribbean Sea, its islands (some surrounded by the Caribbean Sea and some bordering both the Caribbean Sea and the North Atlantic Ocean) and the surrounding coasts. The region is southeast of the Gulf of Mexico and the North American mainland, east of Central America, and north of South America. The region comprises more than 700 islands, islets, reefs, and cays.

Languages: Spanish, English, French, Dutch, Haitian Creole, and Papiamento are the predominant official languages.

Religions: Predominantly Christian.


COUNTRIES OR TERRITORIES

  1. Anguilla, a territory of the United Kingdom.
  2. Antigua and Barbuda, a constitutional monarchy.
  3. Aruba, a constituent kingdom of the Netherlands.
  4. Bahammas, a constitutional monarchy.
  5. Barbados, a constitutoional monarchy.
  6. Bonaire, a special municipality of the Netherlands.
  7. British Virgin Islands, an overseas territory of the United Kingdom.
  8. Cayman Islands, an overseas territory of the United Kingdom.
  9. Cuba, a republic.
  10. Curaçao, a constituent kingdom of the Netherlands.
  11. Dominica, a republic.
  12. Dominican Republic, a republic.
  13. Federal Dependencies of Venezuela, territories of Venezuela.
  14. Grenada, a constitutional monarchy.
  15. Guadeloupe, an overseas department of France.
  16. Haiti, a republic.
  17. Jamaica, a constitutional monarchy.
  18. Martinique, a overseas department of France.
  19. Montserrat, an overseas territory of the United Kingdom.
  20. Navassa Island, a territory of the United States.
  21. Nueva Esparta, a state of Venezuela.
  22. Puerto Rico, a commonwealth of the United States.
  23. Saba, a special municipality of the Netherlands.
  24. San Andrés and Providencia, a department of Colombia.
  25. Saint Barthélemy, an overseas collectivity of France.
  26. Saint Kitts and Nevis, a constitutional monarchy.
  27. Saint Lucia, a constitutional monarchy.
  28. Saint Martin, an overseas collectivity of France.
  29. Saint Vincent and the Grenadines, a constitutional monarchy.
  30. Sint Sustatius, a constitutional kingdom of the Netherlands.
  31. Trinidad and Tobago, a republic.
  32. Turks and Caicos Islands, an overseas territory of the United Kingdom.
  33. Virgin Islands, a territory of the United States.

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