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West Indies belongs to which country?

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Asked by vinodhini, 07 May '10 07:51 pm
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It is a sub region of NORTH AMERICA.
Answered by Jack Johnson, 07 May '10 09:47 pm

 
  
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West Indies is not belonged to any particular country. They are Islands, enclosing the Caribbean Sea. They are divided into the following groups: the Greater Antilles, including Cuba, Jamaica, Hispaniola (Haiti and the Dominican Republic), and Puerto Rico; the Lesser Antilles, including the Virgin Islands, Windward Islands, Leeward Islands, Barbados, and the islands in the southern Caribbean Sea north of Venezuela (generally considered to include Trinidad and Tobago); and the Bahamas.

Although physiographically not a part of the West Indies, Bermuda is often included.
Answered by Joseph Chacko, 07 May '10 08:08 pm

 
  
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West Indies is a term which denotes many island nations in the Caribbean. West Indies is not one nation but a group of independent island nations which includes. The following islands are still British overseas territories:Anguilla, Bermuda, the Cayman Islands, Montserrat, Turks and Caicos Islands. Many other islands are independent nations e.g. Antigua and Barbuda, The Bahamas, Barbados, Belize (formerly British Honduras), Dominica, Grenada, Guyana (formerly British Guiana), Jamaica, Saint Kitts and Nevis, Saint Lucia, Saint Vincent and the Grenadines, Trinidad and Tobago.
Answered by Francisco, 07 May '10 08:05 pm

 
  
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West indies is not a country. it is a group of islands.it consists of many islands namely jamaica, trinidad and tobago,cuba,guyana,st.lucia,barbados, dominica,grenada,antigua and barbuda.
these islands have separate currencies,governments,etc;
Answered by Dinesh Manaktala, 07 May '10 07:54 pm

 
  
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West Indies is a group of countries called as he Caribbean. It is a region consisting of the Caribbean Sea, its islands (most of which enclose the sea), and the surrounding coasts. The region is located southeast of the Gulf of Mexico and Northern America, east of Central America, and to the north of South America.
Geo-politically, the West Indies are usually regarded as a sub-region of North America and are organized into 27 territories including sovereign states, overseas departments, and dependencies. At one time, there was a short-lived country called the Federation of the West Indies composed of ten English-speaking Caribbean territories, all of which were then UK dependencies.

The following would give you an idea about the group called Caribbean or West Indies
* Anguilla (British overseas territory)
* Antigua and Barbuda
* Aruba (part of the Kingdom of the Netherlands)
* Bahamas
* Barbados
* British Virgin Islands (British overseas territor ...more
Answered by Chandra sekhar Krishnan, 07 May '10 09:04 pm

 
  
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An archipelago between southeast North America and northern South America, separating the Caribbean Sea from the Atlantic Ocean and including the Greater Antilles, the Lesser Antilles, and the Bahama Islands. The original inhabitants were Caribs and Arawaks. Several of the islands were sighted and explored by Columbus during his voyages of 1492-1504. The first permanent European settlement was made by the Spanish on Hispaniola in 1496. During the colonial period the English, French, and Dutch also laid claim to various islands, and the United States acquired Puerto Rico and part of the Virgin Islands in the late 19th and early 20th centuries.
Answered by Sowmiya, 07 May '10 08:10 pm

 
  
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None, it is an Island.
Answered by Sridhar, 07 May '10 07:56 pm

 
  
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