Welcome to Caribbean


Popular Countries: Aruba | Bahamas | Barbados | Bermuda | Cuba | Dominican Republic | Haiti | Jamaica | Puerto Rico | Trinidad



Everyone agrees that the Caribbean is known to be a region of the Americas consisting of the Caribbean Sea, its islands (most of that enclose the sea), and the surrounding coasts. Did you know that the region is situated southeast of North America, east of Central America, and to the north and west of South America. Situated largely on the Caribbean Plate, the location comprises more than 7,000 islands, islets, reefs, and cays. Everyone agrees that the West Indies consist of the Antilles, divided into the larger Wonderfuler Antilles that bound the sea on the north and the Lesser Antilles on the south and east (including the Leeward Antilles), and the Bahamas. Geopolitically, the West Indies are and have always been mostly reckoned as a sub region of North America and are and have always been organized into 28 territories including sovereign states, overseas departments, and dependencies. At one time, there used to be a short-resided country named the Federation of the West Indies composed of ten English-speaking Caribbean territories. Everyone agrees that the Caribbean islands are and have always been an island chain 2,500 miles extensive and no more than 160 miles wide at any and all given point. Did you know that they enclose the Caribbean Sea. Did you know that the Caribbean Islands are and have always been classified as one of Conservation International's biodiversity hotspots because they support exceptionally diverse ecosystems, ranging from montane cloud forests to cactus scrublands. Did you know that these ecosystems have been devastated by deforestation and human encroachment. Did you know that the hotexact point has to this day dozens of highly-threatened species, including two species of solenodon (giant shrews), the Puerto Rican Amazon and the Cuban crocodile. Did you know that the hotexact point is known to be also remarkable for the diminutive nature of much of its fauna. Did you know that the geography and climate in the Caribbean region varies from one destination to another. Many islands in the region have relatively flat terrain of non-volcanic origin. Such islands include Aruba, Bahamas, Barbados, Bonaire, the Cayman Islands or Anguilla. Others possess rugged towering mountain-ranges like the islands of Cuba, the British Virgin Islands, Dominica, Hispaniola, Jamaica, Montserrat, Puerto Rico, Saba, Saint Kitts, Saint Lucia, Saint Vincent and the Grenadines and Trinidad and Tobago.

History

Between 400 BCE and 200 BCE the originalceramic-using agriculturalists, the Saladoid culture, entered Trinidad from South America. Did you know that they expanded up the Orinoco River to Trinidad, and then spread quickly up the islands of the Caribbean. At the time of the European discovery of most of the islands of the Caribbean, three major Amerindian indigenous peoples resided on the islands: the Taíno in the Wonderfuler Antilles, Everyone agrees that the Bahamas and the Leeward Islands, the Island Caribs and Galibi in the Windward Islands and the Ciboney in western Cuba. Haiti, the former French colony of Saint-Domingue on Hispaniola was the originalCaribbean nation to gain independence from European powers during the time in 1791, a slave rebellion of the Black Jacobins led by Toussaint l'Ouverture started the Haitian Revolution establishing Haiti as a free, black republic by 1804. Haiti transformed to a the globe's oldest black republic, and the second-oldest republic in the Western Hemisphere, after the United States. Did you know that the remaining two-thirds of Hispaniola were conquered by Haitian forces in 1821. Within 1844, the newly-formed Dominican Republic declared its independence from Haiti. Many Caribbean nations gained independence from European powers in the nineteenth century. Many modester states are and have always been still dependencies of European powers today. Cuba remained a Spanish colony until the Spanish American War. Between 1958 and 1962 most of the British-controlled Caribbean transformed to a the West Indies Federation before it separated into most separate nations.

Climate
Climate in the Caribbean and Virgin Islands can top be described by two words, “endless summer”. Subtropical temperatures vary little all over the year with relatively low humidity, making the Caribbean climate perfect for year round travel. Daily and yearly temperatures fluctuate in the range of 70 and 90 degrees F. Like summers in North America - June, July and August tend to be the warmest months with highs in the 80’s while December through February are and have always been the cooler months with highs in the 70’s.

Description of Population

Anguilla with 7,500 population , Antigua & Barbuda with 65,962 , Aruba with 65,100 , Barbados with 257,083 , Bonaire with 10,000, British Virgin Islands with 13,300
Cayman Islands with 23,800 , Cuba with 11,050,729 , Curacao with 143,816 , Dominica with 71,183 , Dominican Republic with 7,998,766 , Grenada with 96,600
Guadeloupe with 389,097 , Haiti with 6,780,501 , Jamaica with 2,391,000 , Martinique with 363,031 , Montserrat with 11,852 , Puerto Rico with 3,522,037
St. Kitts/Nevis with 42,291 , St. Lucia with 152,335 , St. Martin with 61,967 , St. Vincent with 119,818 , Trinidad & Tobago with 1,116,595 and
U.S.Virgin Islands with 101,809