caribbean

The Caribbean ( or , local most common pronunciation ) is a region that consists of the Caribbean Sea, its islands (some surrounded by the Caribbean Sea and some bordering both the Caribbean Sea and the North Atlantic Ocean) and the surrounding coasts. The region is southeast of the Gulf of Mexico and the North American mainland, east of Central America, and north of South America. Situated largely on the Caribbean Plate, the region comprises more than 700 islands, islets, reefs and cays. (See the list.) These islands generally form island arcs that delineate the eastern and northern edges of the Caribbean Sea. The Caribbean islands, consisting of the Greater Antilles on the north and the Lesser Antilles on the south and east (including the Leeward Antilles), are part of the somewhat larger West Indies grouping, which also includes the Lucayan Archipelago (comprising the Bahamas and Turks and Caicos Islands). The Lucayans and, less commonly, Bermuda, are also sometimes considered Caribbean despite the fact that none of these islands border the Caribbean Sea. In a wider sense, the mainland countries, regions, and territories of Belize, the Caribbean region of Colombia, Cozumel, the Yucatán Peninsula, Margarita Island, the Guyanas (Guyana, Suriname, French Guiana, Guayana Region in Venezuela, and Amapá in Brazil), are often included due to their political and cultural ties with the region. Geopolitically, the Caribbean islands are usually regarded as a subregion of North America and are organized into 30 territories including sovereign states, overseas departments, and dependencies. From December 15, 1954, to October 10, 2010, there was a country known as the Netherlands Antilles composed of five states, all of which were Dutch dependencies. From January 3, 1958, to May 31, 1962, there was also a short-lived political union called the West Indies Federation composed of ten English-speaking Caribbean territories, all of which were then British dependencies.
seaside landscape - sea, beach, palm trees, rocks
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Holiday. - Colorful boats on the beach.
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Beach in Seychelles. - Beach in Seychelles. Indian Ocean.
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Beach in Seychelles.

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Holidays in the Bahamas. - Holidays in the Bahamas.
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Vacation by the sea. - Vacation in warm countries.
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BAJKOWY VIEW - Leave, rest, relax
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BAJKOWY VIEW - Leave, rest, relax
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BAJKOWY VIEW - Leave, rest, relax
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BAJKOWY VIEW - Leave, rest, relax
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Beach in Hawaii. - Beach in Hawaii. Landscape.
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Beach in Hawaii.

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Curacao. Caribbean. - Resort in Curacao in the Caribbean.
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Seaside promenade. - Seaside promenade in Croatia.
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Seaside promenade.

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Rest in the tropics. - Rest in the tropics.
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Rest in the tropics.

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Beach in Florida. - Florida. Beach on the Atlantic.
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Beach in Florida.

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Holidays in the tropics. - Maldives. Holidays in the tropics.
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Holidays in the tropics.

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Splatter by the ocean. - Walk along the ocean.
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Splatter by the ocean.

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Caribbean. Aruba. - Beach in the Caribbean. Aruba.
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Caribbean. Aruba.

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A boat on the beach. - Thailand. A boat on the beach.
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A boat on the beach.

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Beach in the tropics. - Exotic beach in the tropics.
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Beach in the tropics.

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Beach in Greece. - Stormy cloud over the beach in Greece.
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Maldives. Beach. - A storm coming over the beach at Maldives.
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Maldives. Beach.

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Evening meeting. - Evening at the pier by the sea.
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Evening meeting.

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Beach in Mexico. - Pier facing the sea. Mexico.
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Beach in Mexico.

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