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The Caribbean
is a region 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. Hispaniola
is the 22nd-largest island in the world, located in the Caribbean island group, the Greater Antilles. It is the second largest island in the Caribbean after Cuba, and the tenth most populous island' in the world. Two sovereign nations share the 76,192-square-kilometre (29,418 sq mi) island.
The Dominican Republic
, at 48,445 km2 (18,705 sq mi), is nearly twice as large as its neighbor,
, which comprises 27,750 km2 (10,710 sq mi).
is the capital, chief port, and main commercial centre of Saint Vincent and the Grenadines.
is the capital and largest city of Jamaica, located on the southeastern coast of the island. A total of 25 countries are in the Caribbean. They include Anguilla Antigua and Barbuda Aruba Bahamas Barbados Bermuda British Virgin Islands Cuba Dominica Dominican Republic Grenada Guadeloupe Haiti Jamaica Martinique Montserrat Netherlands Antilles Puerto Rico Saint Kitts and Nevis Saint Lucia Saint Vincent and the Grenadines US Virgin Islands and more. x