Caribbean

The Caribbean (pronounced /ˌkærɨˈbiːən/ or /kəˈrɪbiən/) is a region consisting of the Caribbean Sea, its islands (most of which are enclosed by the sea), and the surrounding coasts. The region is located southeast of the Gulf of Mexico and North America, east of Central America, and to the north of South America.

Situated largely on the Caribbean Plate, the region comprises more than 7,000 islands, islets, reefs, and cays.

Syndicate content
  • Recommend Us