Some basic geography of Latin America

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					 Caribbean (West Indies)
Greater Antilles:

4 large islands:
           Cuba
           Jamaica
           Hispaniola
           Puerto Rico

Lesser Antilles:
in arc between S. America and
Greater Antilles
Bahamas:

        “between”
Greater Antilles and FLA
    13 independent nations in
           Caribbean:

1 Bahamas                7 Antigua and Barbuda
2 Cuba                   8 Dominica
3 Jamaica                9 St. Lucia
4 Haiti                  10 Barbados
5 Dominican Republic     11 St. Vincent and the
6 St. Christopher (St.     Grenadines
Kitts and Nevis)         12 Grenada
                         13 Trinidad and Tobago
Dependent nations belonging to
     US,UK, France, Netherlands
US:
Puerto Rico
  self-governing
  commonwealth

U.S.Virgin Islands
  50 islands; internal
  self- government

Navassa
                      UK:

Turks and Caicos          British Virgin Islands
Islands                     36 islands
(self-governing
associated state of UK)   Anguilla
                            near British Virgin
Cayman Islands              Islands
(3 self-governing
islands)                  Montserrat
                           near Antigua
                                   France
• Guadeloupe:
     – A French Overseas Department


         Islands administered by Guadelope are:
                Marie-Galante,
                La Desirade,
                Iles des Saintes,
                St. Barthelemy (Bar-te-le MEE) (St. Barths),
                St. Martin
    (St. Martin is jointly ruled by France and Netherlands ; smallest political unit
    on earth ruled by two countries)
•   Martinique
             Netherlands:

Netherland Antilles (5 islands) :
     autonomous and self-governing
           Bonaire
           Curacao
           Saba
           St. Eustatius
           St. Maarten
Aruba

				
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