Caribbean

Languages:

Spanish, English, French, Dutch, French Creole, English  

Time zone:

UTC-5 to UTC-4 

Area:

2,754,000 sq km 

Population:

43,489,000 (2016) 

Religion:

Christianity, Hinduism, Islam, Judaism, Buddhism 

Government:

13 sovereign states 

Consisting of a region in the Caribbean Sea, the Caribbean Islands is made up of more than 7,000 islands, reefs, cays, and islets. It is also called the West Indies because when Christopher Columbus arrived there in 1492 he thought that he just reached the Indies, which was located in Asia. The Caribbean or West Indies is composed of the Antilles divided into the Greater and Lesser Antilles, the Bahamas, and Turks and Caicos. Its original inhabitants were called the Arawaks and Caribs, who were the first people Columbus encountered when he arrived on the islands. The West Indies climate is classified as subtropical with warm, steady breezes, and temperatures change very little from season to season.

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