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Anguilla is a British overseas territory that lies to the east of Puerto Rico and the Virgin Islands, directly to the north of Saint Martin. Its territory consists of the main island of Anguilla, approximately 26 km long by 35 km wide at its widest point, together with a number of much smaller...

With a total population of around 56,000 (2016), the Federation of Saint Christopher and Nevis – more commonly known as the Federation of Saint Kitts and Nevis (SKN) – is the smallest of all the Caribbean states. The capital, Basseterre, on the larger island of Saint Kitts, is considered the...

The twin-island state of Antigua and Barbuda covers a total land area of 442.6 square kilometres. The islands are located in waters between the Caribbean Sea and the North Atlantic Ocean, to the southeast of Puerto Rico. The total population in 2016 was estimated to be 93,000 people, with 22,000...

With a total population of 543,000 (2015), Suriname lies on the north-eastern coast of South America between Guyana and French Guiana. Culturally, however, it is a Caribbean country and a member of the Caribbean Community (CARICOM). Roughly half of Suriname’s population resides in the...

Curaçao is a small Caribbean island off the Venezuelan coast. Its population was estimated in 2015 to be 157,979, with around 92 per cent (145,000) living in the capital city of Willemstad. In 1997, Willemstad became one of only six UNESCO World Heritage Sites in the Caribbean, in recognition of...

Situated in the North Atlantic Ocean, the Commonwealth of the Bahamas is an expansive archipelago consisting of 700 islands, cays and islets. Out of its 380,000-plus population, the majority (274,000) reside in the country’s capital and largest city, Nassau. English is the officially...

Sandwiched between Suriname and Venezuela, and bordering the Atlantic Ocean to the north, Guyana has close political and cultural ties with both the Caribbean region and Latin America. Guyana’s total population of 767,085 (2015) is heavily concentrated in the northeast, in and around the...

Situated between the Caribbean Sea and the Atlantic Ocean, Dominica lies just few miles from Martinique to the south and Guadeloupe to the north. The island boasts an extensive natural park system, tropical flora and fauna, and bubbling hot springs, earning it the moniker ‘Nature Island of...

Bordering Mexico and Guatemala in Central America, Belize has a population of around 380,000. While the official language is English, the different ethnic groups preserve their native languages, which include Spanish, Garifuna and Maya. Belmopan, the country’s capital city since 1962, has...

Saint Vincent and the Grenadines is an independent Caribbean state comprised of 32 islands, nine of which are inhabited, with a total population of 109,000. The capital city of Kingstown, home to 27,000 people, is situated in the south-west part of the main island, Saint Vincent. The official...