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Antigua and Barbuda

Antigua and Barbuda flagAntigua and Barbuda <<an TEE guh and bahr BOO duh>> is an island country in the Caribbean Sea. It is made up of three islands—Antigua, Barbuda, and Redonda. The islands lie about 430 miles (692 kilometers) north of Venezuela. St. John’s, the country’s capital and largest city, lies on the coast of Antigua.... Read More

Bahamas

Bahamas flagBahamas <<buh HAH muhz>> are a chain of about 3,000 coral islands and reefs. They make up a country in the Caribbean region. The islands extend from about 50 miles (80 kilometers) off the coast of Florida to the tip of Cuba. Nassau is the capital and largest city of the Bahamas. It lies on the island of New Providence.... Read More

Barbados

Barbados flagBarbados <<bahr BAY dohz>> is an island country in the Caribbean Sea. It is part of the chain of islands that make up the West Indies. Barbados is famous for its pleasant climate and sandy beaches. Many people travel there for vacation. Bridgetown is the capital and largest city of the country.... Read More

Cuba

Cuba flagCuba is a Caribbean island country. It is about 90 miles (140 kilometers) south of Florida. It lies at the intersection of major sea routes between the Atlantic Ocean, the Caribbean Sea, and the Gulf of Mexico. The island nations of Jamaica, Haiti, the Dominican Republic, and the Bahamas lie near it. Cuba has one large island, where almost all Cubans live, and more than 1,600 smaller islands. The country has beautiful sandy beaches. In the waters off Cuba’s coasts lie colorful coral reefs—rocky formations made up of the remains of millions of tiny animals.... Read More

Dominica

Dominica flagDominica <<DAHM uh NEE kuh>> is a small island country in the Caribbean Sea. It lies 320 miles (515 kilometers) north of Venezuela. Roseau <<roh ZOH>> is its capital and largest city.... Read More

Dominican Republic

Dominican Republic flagThe Dominican Republic is a country in the Caribbean Islands. It makes up the eastern part of the island of Hispaniola. It is bordered on the west by Haiti. The Atlantic Ocean lies to the north and the Caribbean Sea to the south. Santo Domingo is the capital and largest city.... Read More

Grenada

Grenada flagGrenada <<grih NAY duh>> is a small island nation in the Caribbean Sea, north of Venezuela. The country includes the island of Grenada and several smaller islands.Grenada is a beautiful land of forests and beaches. St. George’s is the capital and largest city. The people of Grenada are sometimes called Grenadians <<grih NAY dee ehns>>.... Read More

Haiti

Haiti flagHaiti <<HAY tee>> is a small country in the Caribbean region. It covers the western third of the island of Hispaniola. Hispaniola lies in the Caribbean Sea between Cuba and Puerto Rico. The Dominican Republic covers the rest of Hispaniola. Port-au-Prince is Haiti’s capital and largest city. Cap-Haïtien, Les Cayes, and Saint-Marc are important seaports.... Read More

Jamaica

Jamaica flagJamaica <<juh MAY kuh>> is a small island nation in the Caribbean Sea, south of Cuba. It is the third largest island in the Caribbean Sea. Kingston is the capital and largest city of Jamaica.... Read More

Saint Kitts and Nevis

Saint Kitts and Nevis flagSaint Kitts and Nevis <<NEE vihs>> is a country in the Caribbean Sea. It is made up of two islands—Saint Kitts and Nevis. It lies east of Puerto Rico. Saint Kitts is almost twice as large as Nevis, and most of the people live there. Basseterre, on Saint Kitts, is the capital and largest city.... Read More