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Caribbean Countries by Area

List of the Countries of the Caribbean Region by Area

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Cuba is the largest country among those of the Caribbean Sea region.

Source: CIA World Factbook, 2007

The Caribbean is a region of the world that consists of the Caribbean Sea and all of the islands (some of which are independent countries while others are territories of other foreign countries) within it as well as those that border its coastlines. It is located to the southeast of the North American continent and the Gulf of Mexico, to the north of the South American continent and east of Central America. The entire region is made up of over 7,000 islands, islets (very small rocky islands), coral reefs and cays (small, sandy islands above coral reefs).

The region covers an area of 1,063,000 square miles (2,754,000 sq km) and has a population of 36,314,000 (2010 estimate) It is most known for its warm, tropical climate, island culture and extreme biodiversity. Because of its biodiversity the Caribbean is considered a biodiversity hotspot.

The following is a list of the independent countries that are a part of the Caribbean region. They are arranged by their land area but their populations (as of July 2011) and capital cities have been included for reference. All information was obtained from the CIA World Factbook.

1) Cuba
Area: 42,803 square miles (110,860 sq km)
Population: 11,087,330
Capital: Havana

2) Dominican Republic
Area: 18,791 square miles (48,670 sq km)
Population: 9,956,648
Capital: Santo Domingo

3) Haiti
Area: 10,714 square miles (27,750 sq km)
Population: 9,719,932
Capital: Port au Prince

4) The Bahamas
Area: 5,359 square miles (13,880 sq km)
Population: 313,312
Capital: Nassau

5) Jamaica
Area: 4,243 square miles (10,991 sq km)
Population: 2,868,380
Capital: Kingston

6) Trinidad and Tobago
Area: 1,980 square miles (5,128 sq km)
Population: 1,227,505
Capital: Port of Spain

7) Dominica
Area: 290 square miles (751 sq km)
Population: 72,969
Capital: Roseau

8) Saint Lucia
Area: 237 square miles (616 sq km)
Population: 161,557
Capital: Castries

9) Antigua and Barbuda
Area: 170 square miles (442 sq km)
Population: 87,884
Capital: Saint John's

10) Barbados
Area: 166 square miles (430 sq km)
Population: 286,705
Capital: Bridgetown

11) Saint Vincent and the Grenadines
Area: 150 square miles (389 sq km)
Population: 103,869
Capital: Kingstown

12) Grenada
Area: 133 square miles (344 sq km)
Population: 108,419
Capital: Saint George's

13) Saint Kitts and Nevis
Area: 100 square miles (261 sq km)
Population: 50,314
Capital: Basseterre

Reference

Wikipedia.org. (17 July 2011). Caribbean - Wikipedia, the Free Encyclopedia. Retrieved from: http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Caribbean

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