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The Caribbean

  • Antigua and Barbuda: Topic Page
    A state in the Caribbean, comprising the islands of Antigua, Barbuda, and Redonda. MORE
  • Barbados: Topic Page
    Island country in the Caribbean, one of the Lesser Antilles. It is about 483 km/300 mi north of Venezuela. MORE
  • Cuba: Topic Page
    Officially Republic of Cuba, republic (2005 est. pop. 11,347,000), 42,804 sq mi (110,860 sq km), consisting of the island of Cuba and numerous adjacent islands, in the Caribbean Sea. Havana is the capital and largest city. MORE
  • Dominica: Topic Page
    Island in the eastern Caribbean, between Guadeloupe and Martinique, the largest of the Windward Islands, with the Atlantic Ocean to the east and the Caribbean Sea to the west. MORE
  • Dominican Republic: Topic Page
    Republic (2005 est. pop. 8,950,000), 18,700 sq mi (48,442 sq km), West Indies, on the eastern two thirds of the island of Hispaniola. MORE
  • Grenada: Topic Page
    Island country in the Caribbean, the southernmost of the Windward Islands. MORE
  • Haiti: Topic Page
    A republic occupying the W part of the island of Hispaniola in the Caribbean, the E part consisting of the Dominican Republic: ceded by Spain to France in 1697 and became one of the richest colonial possessions in the world, with numerous plantations. MORE
  • Jamaica: Topic Page
    An island and state in the Caribbean: colonized by the Spanish from 1494 onwards. MORE
  • St. Kitts and Nevis
    from The Hutchinson Unabridged Encyclopedia with Atlas and Weather Guide
    Country in the West Indies, in the eastern Caribbean Sea, part of the Leeward Islands.
  • Saint Lucia : Topic Page

    Summary Article: Saint Lucia from The Columbia Encyclopedia
    (sānt lu'shə, –sēə), island nation (2005 est. pop. 166,000), 238 sq mi (616 sq km), West Indies, one of the Windward Islands.
  • Trinidad and Tobago: Topic Page
    An independent republic in the Caribbean, occupying the two southernmost islands of the Lesser Antilles. MORE

Mexico and Central America

  • Belize: Topic Page
    Independent state situated on the Caribbean coast, forming the SE part of the Yucat n (Mexico) peninsula. MORE
  • Costa Rica: Topic Page
    Officially Republic of Costa Rica, republic (2005 est. pop. 4,016,000), 19,575 sq mi (50,700 sq km), Central America. MORE
  • El Salvador: Topic Page
    Country in Central America, bounded north and east by Honduras, south and southwest by the Pacific Ocean, and northwest by Guatemala. MORE
  • Guatemala: Topic Page
    Country in Central America, bounded north and northwest by Mexico, east by Belize and the Caribbean Sea, southeast by Honduras and El Salvador, and southwest by the Pacific Ocean. MORE
  • Honduras: Topic Page
    Officially Republic of Honduras, republic (2005 est. pop. 6,975,000), 43,277 sq mi (112,088 sq km), Central America. MORE
  • Mexico: Topic Page
    country S North America S of the United States; a republic capital Mexico area 759,530 square miles (1,972,544 square kilometers), population 89,995,000. MORE
  • Nicaragua: Topic Page
    Officially Republic of Nicaragua, republic (2005 est. pop. 5,465,000), 49,579 sq mi (128,410 sq km), Central America. MORE
  • Panama: Topic Page
    Country in Central America, on a narrow isthmus between the Caribbean and the Pacific Ocean, bounded west by Costa Rica and east by Colombia. MORE

South America

  • Argentina: Topic Page
    Federal republic in the extreme S of South America. Second largest country in South America, but only a third of the size of Brazil. MORE
  • Bolivia: Topic Page
    Officially Republic of Bolivia, republic (2005 est. pop. 8,858,000), 424,162 sq mi (1,098,581 sq km), W South America. MORE
  • Brazil: Topic Page
    Port. Brasil, officially Federative Republic of Brazil, republic (2005 est. pop. 186,113,000), 3,286,470 sq mi (8,511,965 sq km), E South America. MORE
  • Chile: Topic Page
    A country of southwest South America with a long Pacific coastline. MORE
  • Colombia: Topic Page
    Officially Republic of Colombia, republic (2005 est. pop. 42,954,000), 439,735 sq mi (1,138,914 sq km), NW South America. MORE
  • Ecuador: Topic Page
    Republic on the NW coast of South America, bounded by Colombia in the N, Peru in the E and S and on the W is the Pacific Ocean. MORE
  • French Guiana: Topic Page
    French Guiana is a French overseas department and the smallest country in mainland South America. MORE
  • Guyana: Topic Page
    Officially Co-operative Republic of Guyana, republic (2005 est. pop. 765,000), 83,000 sq mi (214,969 sq km), NE South America. MORE
  • Paraguay: Topic Page
    Landlocked country in South America, bounded northeast by Brazil, south by Argentina, and northwest by Bolivia. MORE
  • Peru: Topic Page
    Country in South America, on the Pacific, bounded north by Ecuador and Colombia, east by Brazil and Bolivia, and south by Chile. MORE
  • Suriname: Topic Page
    Officially Republic of Suriname, republic (2005 est. pop. 438,000), 63,037 sq mi (163,266 sq km), NE South America, on the Atlantic Ocean. MORE
  • Uruguay: Topic Page
    The Oriental Republic of Uruguay, as Uruguay is officially known, is South America's second smallest independent nation after Suriname. MORE
  • Venezuela: Topic Page
    Officially the Bolivarian Republic of Venezuela, republic (2005 est. pop. 25,375,000), 352,143 sq mi (912,050 sq km), N South America. MORE

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