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The WEST INDIES or CARIBBEAN BASIN is a region of the North Atlantic Ocean
Ocean
in the Caribbean
Caribbean
, that includes the island countries and surrounding waters of three major archipelagoes: the Greater Antilles , the Lesser Antilles and the Lucayan Archipelago .

The region is known as the area running from Florida
Florida
westward along the Gulf Coast , then south along the Mexican coast through Central America and then eastward across the northern coast of South America
South America
.

Bermuda
Bermuda
is also included within the region even though it is in the west-central Atlantic, due to its common cultural history created by European colonization of the region, and in most of the region by the presence of a significant group of African descent .

Indigenous peoples were the first inhabitants of the West Indies. In 1492, Christopher Columbus became the first European to arrive at the islands, where he is believed by historians to have first stepped foot in the Bahamas. After the first of the voyages of Christopher Columbus to the Americas
Americas
, Europeans began to use the term West Indies
West Indies
to distinguish the region from the East Indies of South Asia
South Asia
and Southeast Asia
Southeast Asia
.

CONTENTS

* 1 History * 2 Use of the term

* 3 Countries and territories by archipelago

* 3.1 Greater Antilles
Greater Antilles
* 3.2 Lesser Antilles * 3.3 Lucayan Archipelago

* 4 See also * 5 References * 6 Further reading

HISTORY

Main article: History of the Caribbean
Caribbean
Caribbean
Caribbean
Basin countries

In the late sixteenth century, French , English and Dutch merchants and privateers began their operations in the Caribbean
Caribbean
Sea , attacking Spanish and Portuguese shipping and coastal areas. They often took refuge and refitted their ships in the areas the Spanish could not conquer, including the islands of the Lesser Antilles, the northern coast of South America
South America
including the mouth of the Orinoco, and the Atlantic Coast of Central America. In the Lesser Antilles they managed to establish a foothold following the colonization of St Kitts in 1624 and Barbados
Barbados
in 1626, and when the Sugar Revolution took off in the mid-seventeenth century, they brought in thousands of Africans to work the fields and mills as slave laborers. These Africans wrought a demographic revolution, replacing or joining with either the indigenous Caribs or the European settlers who were there as indentured servants .

The struggle between the northern Europeans and the Spanish spread southward in the mid to late seventeenth century, as English, Dutch, French and Spanish colonists, and in many cases their slaves from Africa
Africa
first entered and then occupied the coast of The Guianas (which fell to the French, English and Dutch) and the Orinoco valley, which fell to the Spanish. The Dutch, allied with the Caribs of the Orinoco would eventually carry the struggles deep into South America, first along the Orinoco and then along the northern reaches of the Amazon .

Since no European country had occupied much of Central America, gradually the English of Jamaica
Jamaica
established alliances with the Miskito Kingdom of modern-day Nicaragua
Nicaragua
and Honduras
Honduras
, and then began logging on the coast of modern-day Belize
Belize
. These interconnected commercial and diplomatic relations made up the Western Caribbean
Caribbean
Zone which was in place in the early eighteenth century. In the Miskito Kingdom, the rise to power of the Miskito-Zambos , who originated in the survivors of a rebellion aboard a slave ship in the 1640s and the introduction of African slaves by British settlers within the Miskito area and in Belize
Belize
British Honduras
Honduras
also transformed this area into one with a high percentage of persons of African descent as was found in most of the rest of the Caribbean.

From the 17th through the 19th century, the European colonial territories of the West Indies
West Indies
were the French West Indies
French West Indies
, British West Indies
West Indies
, the Danish West Indies
Danish West Indies
, the Netherlands Antilles (Dutch West Indies), and the Spanish West Indies .

In 1916, Denmark
Denmark
sold the Danish West Indies
Danish West Indies
to the United States
United States
for US$25 million in gold, per the Treaty of the Danish West Indies
Danish West Indies
. The Danish West Indies
Danish West Indies
became an insular area of the US, called the United States Virgin Islands .

Between 1958 and 1962, the United Kingdom
United Kingdom
re-organised all their West Indies island territories (except the British Virgin Islands
British Virgin Islands
and the Bahamas ) into the West Indies Federation
West Indies Federation
. They hoped that the Federation would coalesce into a single, independent nation. However, the Federation had limited powers, numerous practical problems, and a lack of popular support; consequently, it was dissolved by the British in 1963, with nine provinces becoming independent sovereign states and four becoming British Overseas Territories
British Overseas Territories
.

West Indies
West Indies
or West India was the namesake of several companies of the 17th and 18th centuries, including the Danish West India Company , the Dutch West India Company
Dutch West India Company
, the French West India Company , and the Swedish West India Company .

West Indian is the official term used by the U.S. government to refer to people of the West Indies
West Indies

USE OF THE TERM

The West Indies
West Indies
in relation to continental America .

Tulane University professor Rosanne Adderly says "he phrase 'West Indies' distinguished the territories encountered by Columbus or and claimed by Spain from discovery claims by other powers in 'East Indies '. … The term 'West Indies' was eventually used by all European nations to describe their own acquired territories in the Americas. … considering British Caribbean
Caribbean
colonies collectively as the 'West Indies' had its greatest political importance in the 1950s with the movement to create a federation of those colonies that could ultimately become an independent nation... Despite the collapse of the Federation … the West Indies
West Indies
continues to field a joint cricket team for international competition."

The West Indies cricket team includes participants from Guyana
Guyana
, which is geographically located in South America
South America
.

COUNTRIES AND TERRITORIES BY ARCHIPELAGO

GREATER ANTILLES

* Cayman Islands
Cayman Islands
( United Kingdom
United Kingdom
) * Cuba
Cuba
* Dominican Republic
Dominican Republic
* Haiti
Haiti
* Jamaica
Jamaica
* Puerto Rico
Puerto Rico
( United States
United States
)

LESSER ANTILLES

* Anguilla
Anguilla
(United Kingdom) * Antigua and Barbuda * Aruba
Aruba
(Netherlands ) * Barbados
Barbados
* Bonaire
Bonaire
(Netherlands) * British Virgin Islands
British Virgin Islands
(United Kingdom) * Curaçao (Netherlands) * Dominica
Dominica
* Grenada
Grenada
* Guadeloupe
Guadeloupe
( France
France
) * Martinique
Martinique
(France) * Montserrat (United Kingdom) * Nueva Esparta (Venezuela) * Saba
Saba
(Netherlands) * Saint Barthélemy (France) * Saint Kitts and Nevis
Saint Kitts and Nevis
* Saint Lucia
Saint Lucia
* Saint-Martin ( France
France
) * Saint Vincent and the Grenadines
Saint Vincent and the Grenadines
* Sint Eustatius
Sint Eustatius
(Netherlands) * Sint Maarten
Sint Maarten
(Netherlands) * Trinidad and Tobago
Trinidad and Tobago
* Guyana
Guyana
* United States Virgin Islands (United States) * Federal Dependencies of Venezuela ( Venezuela
Venezuela
)

LUCAYAN ARCHIPELAGO

* Bahamas * Turks and Caicos Islands
Turks and Caicos Islands
(United Kingdom)

SEE ALSO

* Geography portal

* Caribbean
Caribbean
Basin Initiative * Caribbean
Caribbean
Basin Trade Partnership Act * History of the Caribbean
Caribbean
* History of the British West Indies
British West Indies
* Spanish colonization of the Americas
Americas
* West Indian

REFERENCES

* ^ Caldecott, Alfred (1898). The Church in the West Indies. London: Frank Cass and Co. p. 11. Retrieved 12 December 2013. * ^ "Info Please U.S. Social Statistics". Retrieved 1 October 2015.

* ^ Rosanne Adderly, "West Indies," in Encyclopedia of Contemporary Latin American and Caribbean
Caribbean
Cultures, Volume 1: A-D (London and New York: Routledge, 2000): 1584.

FURTHER READING

Wikimedia Commons has media related to SUBDIVISIONS OF THE CARIBBEAN .

* Cromwell, Jesse. "More than Slaves and Sugar: Recent Historiography of the Trans-imperial Caribbean
Caribbean
and Its Sinew Populations." History Compass (2014) 12#10 pp 770–783. * Higman, Barry W. A Concise History of the Caribbean. (2011) * Martin, Tony, Caribbean
Caribbean
History: From Pre-colonial Origins to the Present (2011)

* v * t * e

Caribbean
Caribbean
articles

HISTORY

TIMELINE

* Taíno
Taíno
Arawak
Arawak
* Spanish Caribbean
Caribbean
(1492–1898) * Dutch Caribbean
Caribbean
(1554–1863) * British Caribbean
Caribbean
(1586–1834) * French Caribbean
Caribbean
(1625–1817) * Baltic-German Caribbean
Caribbean
(1654-1689) * Danish Caribbean
Caribbean
(1672–1917) * German Caribbean
Caribbean
(1685-1693) * Swedish Caribbean
Caribbean
(1784–1878)

BY TOPIC

* Afro- Caribbean
Caribbean
* Territorial evolution

GEOGRAPHY

REGIONS

* Antilles
Antilles

* Greater Antilles
Greater Antilles

* Lesser Antilles

* Leeward * Leeward Antilles
Antilles
* Windward

* Caribbean
Caribbean
Basin * Caribbean
Caribbean
Lowlands * Caribbean
Caribbean
Plate * Caribbean
Caribbean
Sea * Caribbean
Caribbean
South America
South America
* Southern Caribbean
Caribbean

BY TOPIC

* Bioregion * Extreme points

* Islands

* by area

* Metropolitan areas * Mountains * Rivers * Ultras * sovereign states * dependent territories

POLITICS

* African- Caribbean
Caribbean
leftism * Caribbean
Caribbean
Community * CARIFORUM * Organisation of Eastern Caribbean
Caribbean
States * Sovereign states and dependent territories * Western Caribbean
Caribbean
Zone

ECONOMY

* Airlines * Airports * Central banks and currencies * Citrus * Fishing

* Stock exchanges

* Eastern Caribbean
Caribbean
Securities Exchange

* Sugar

* in Cuba
Cuba
* in the Danish West Indies
Danish West Indies

* Telecommunications * Tourism

CULTURE

* Afro- Caribbean
Caribbean
* Art * Beer * Cuisine * Literature * Music * People * Sport * Stadiums * Television stations

DEMOGRAPHICS

* Immigration

* Languages

* Pre-Arawakan

* Population * Diseases * Religion

* Category
Category
* Portal
Portal

* v * t * e

Regions of the world

* v * t * e

Regions of Africa
Africa

NORTH

* Mediterranean * Gibraltar Arc

* Greater Middle East

* MENA
MENA
* Middle East
Middle East

* Maghreb
Maghreb

* Barbary Coast * Barbara * Ancient Libya
Ancient Libya
* Atlas Mountains
Atlas Mountains
( Middle Atlas ) * Sahara * Western Sahara * Sahel
Sahel

* Eastern Mediterranean

* Egypt

* Upper Egypt
Upper Egypt
* Middle Egypt * Lower Egypt
Lower Egypt
* Cataracts of the Nile
Cataracts of the Nile
* Bashmur

* Nubia

* Lower Nubia

* Nile Valley * Nile Delta
Nile Delta
* Darfur
Darfur
* Gulf of Aqaba * Sub-Saharan

EAST

* Aethiopia
Aethiopia
* Swahili coast * East African Rift * Great Rift Valley * Afar Triangle * Danakil Desert * Danakil Alps * Albertine Rift Valley * Gregory Rift Valley * Southern Rift Valley

* Rift Valley lakes

* African Great Lakes
African Great Lakes

* Mittelafrika

* Horn of Africa
Africa

* Ethiopian Highlands * Gulf of Aden
Gulf of Aden
* Gulf of Tadjoura

* Sudan (region) * Sudanian Savanna * East African montane forests * Sub-Saharan

CENTRAL

* Negroland

* Guinea region

* Gulf of Guinea

* Cape Lopez * Mayombe

* Igboland
Igboland

* Mbaise

* Maputaland * Pool Malebo * Congo Basin * Chad Basin
Chad Basin
* Congolese rainforests * Ouaddaï highlands * Ennedi Plateau * Sub-Saharan

WEST

* Pepper Coast * Gold Coast * Slave Coast
Slave Coast
* Ivory Coast
Ivory Coast
* Cape Palmas * Cape Mesurado * Negroland

* Guinea region

* Gulf of Guinea

* Sudanian Savanna * Niger Basin * Guinean Forests of West Africa
Africa
* Sudan (region) * Niger Delta * Inner Niger Delta * Sub-Saharan

SOUTH

* Madagascar
Madagascar

* Central Highlands (Madagascar) * Northern Highlands

* Rhodesia

* North * South

* Thembuland
Thembuland
* Succulent Karoo * Nama Karoo * Bushveld * Highveld * Fynbos
Fynbos
* Cape Floristic Region * Kalahari Desert
Kalahari Desert
* Okavango Delta * False Bay * Hydra Bay * Sub-Saharan

* Anglophone Africa
Africa
* Francophone Africa
Africa
* Lusophone Africa
Africa
* Arabophone Africa
Africa
* Sub-Saharan Africa
Africa
* Tropical Africa
Africa
* Islands

* v * t * e

Regions of North America
North America

CANADA

* Eastern Canada
Canada
* Western Canada
Canada
* Canadian Prairies
Canadian Prairies
* Northern Canada
Canada
* Atlantic Canada
Canada
* French Canada
Canada
* English Canada
Canada

* Acadia

* Acadian Peninsula

* Quebec City–Windsor Corridor
Quebec City–Windsor Corridor
* Peace River Country
Peace River Country
* Cypress Hills * Palliser\'s Triangle * Canadian Shield * Interior Alaska-Yukon lowland taiga * Newfoundland (island) * Vancouver island
Vancouver island
* Gulf Islands * Strait of Georgia
Strait of Georgia
* Canadian Arctic Archipelago
Canadian Arctic Archipelago
* Labrador Peninsula * Gaspé Peninsula

* Avalon Peninsula

* Bay de Verde Peninsula
Bay de Verde Peninsula

* Brodeur Peninsula * Melville Peninsula
Melville Peninsula
* Bruce Peninsula * Banks Peninsula (Nunavut) * Cook Peninsula * Gulf of Boothia * Georgian Bay
Georgian Bay
* Hudson Bay
Hudson Bay
* James Bay * Greenland
Greenland

UNITED STATES

* Eastern

* Appalachia * East Coast * Great Lakes

* Northeastern

* Mid-Atlantic * New England
New England

* Western

* Alaska Peninsula
Alaska Peninsula
* Mountain States * Northwestern * Pacific * Pacific Northwest
Pacific Northwest
* Rocky Mountains * West Coast

* Central

* Great Plains * Midwestern

* Southern

* Deep South
Deep South
* Gulf * Southeastern * South Central * Southwestern * Upland South

* Belt regions

* Bible Belt
Bible Belt
* Black Belt * Corn Belt
Corn Belt
* Cotton Belt * Frost Belt * Rice Belt * Rust Belt * Sun Belt * Snow Belt

MEXICO

* Northern Mexico
Mexico
* Baja California Peninsula

* Gulf of California
Gulf of California

* Colorado River Delta
Colorado River Delta

* Gulf of Mexico
Mexico
* Soconusco * Tierra Caliente * La Mixteca * La Huasteca * Bajío * Valley of Mexico
Mexico
* Mezquital Valley * Sierra Madre de Oaxaca * Yucatán Peninsula * Basin and Range Province

CENTRAL

* Western Caribbean
Caribbean
Zone * Isthmus of Panama
Isthmus of Panama

* Gulf of Panama

* Pearl Islands

* Azuero Peninsula * Mosquito Coast
Mosquito Coast

CARIBBEAN

* West Indies

* Antilles
Antilles

* Greater Antilles
Greater Antilles

* Lesser Antilles

* Leeward * Leeward Antilles
Antilles
* Windward

* Lucayan Archipelago * Southern Caribbean
Caribbean

* Aridoamerica * Mesoamerica
Mesoamerica
* Oasisamerica
Oasisamerica
* Northern * Middle * Anglo

* Latin

* French * Hispanic

* American Cordillera * Ring of Fire * LAC

* v * t * e

Regions of South America
South America

NORTH

* Caribbean
Caribbean
South America
South America
* West Indies * Los Llanos * The Guianas * Gulf of Paria * Paria Peninsula * Paraguaná Peninsula
Paraguaná Peninsula
* Orinoco Delta

SOUTH

* Tierra del Fuego
Tierra del Fuego
* Patagonia
Patagonia
* Pampas * Pantanal
Pantanal
* Gran Chaco
Gran Chaco
* Chiquitano dry forests * Valdes Peninsula

WEST

* Andes
Andes
* Altiplano
Altiplano
* Atacama Desert
Atacama Desert

EAST

* Amazon basin
Amazon basin
* Caatinga
Caatinga
* Cerrado
Cerrado

* Latin * Hispanic * American Cordillera * Ring of Fire * LAC

* v * t * e

Regions of Asia
Asia

CENTRAL

* Greater Middle East

* Aral Sea
Aral Sea

* Aralkum Desert * Caspian Sea
Caspian Sea
* Dead Sea
Dead Sea
* Sea of Galilee
Sea of Galilee

* Transoxiana

* Turan

* Greater Khorasan
Greater Khorasan
* Ariana * Khwarezm
Khwarezm
* Sistan * Kazakhstania

* Eurasian Steppe
Eurasian Steppe

* Asian Steppe * Kazakh Steppe * Pontic–Caspian steppe

* Mongolian-Manchurian grassland

* Wild Fields

* Yedisan
Yedisan
* Muravsky Trail

* Ural

* Ural Mountains
Ural Mountains

* Volga region * Idel-Ural * Kolyma
Kolyma
* Transbaikal * Pryazovia
Pryazovia
* Bjarmaland * Kuban * Zalesye * Ingria * Novorossiya * Gornaya Shoriya * Tulgas * Iranian plateau * Altai Mountains
Altai Mountains
* Pamir Mountains * Tian Shan
Tian Shan
* Badakhshan
Badakhshan
* Wakhan Corridor
Wakhan Corridor
* Wakhjir Pass * Mount Imeon * Mongolian Plateau * Western Regions

NORTH

* Inner Asia
Asia
* Northeast

* Far East
Far East

* Russian Far East
Far East
* Okhotsk-Manchurian taiga

* Extreme North

* Siberia
Siberia

* Baikalia ( Lake Baikal ) * Transbaikal * Khatanga Gulf * Baraba Steppe

* Kamchatka Peninsula
Kamchatka Peninsula
* Amur Basin * Yenisei Gulf * Yenisei Basin * Beringia

EAST

* Japanese archipelago

* Northeastern Japan Arc * Sakhalin Island Arc

* Korean Peninsula
Korean Peninsula
* Gobi Desert * Taklamakan Desert * Greater Khingan * Mongolian Plateau * Inner Asia
Asia
* Inner Mongolia * Outer Mongolia * China proper
China proper

* Manchuria
Manchuria

* Outer Manchuria
Manchuria
* Inner Manchuria
Manchuria
* Northeast China Plain * Mongolian-Manchurian grassland

* North China Plain
North China Plain
* Liaodong Peninsula * Himalayas
Himalayas

* Tibetan Plateau
Tibetan Plateau

* Tibet
Tibet

* Tarim Basin * Northern Silk Road * Hexi Corridor * Nanzhong * Lingnan * Liangguang * Jiangnan * Jianghuai * Guanzhong * Huizhou * Wu * Jiaozhou * Zhongyuan * Shaannan

* Ordos Loop

* Loess Plateau * Shaanbei

* Leizhou Peninsula * Gulf of Tonkin * Yangtze River Delta
Yangtze River Delta
* Pearl River Delta
Pearl River Delta
* Yenisei Basin * Altai Mountains
Altai Mountains
* Wakhan Corridor
Wakhan Corridor
* Wakhjir Pass

WEST

* Greater Middle East

* MENA
MENA
* Middle East
Middle East

* Red Sea
Red Sea
* Caspian Sea
Caspian Sea
* Mediterranean Sea
Mediterranean Sea
* Zagros Mountains

* Persian Gulf
Persian Gulf

* Pirate Coast * Strait of Hormuz
Strait of Hormuz
* Greater and Lesser Tunbs

* Al-Faw Peninsula * Gulf of Oman * Gulf of Aqaba * Gulf of Aden
Gulf of Aden
* Balochistan
Balochistan

* Arabian Peninsula
Arabian Peninsula

* Najd
Najd
* Hejaz
Hejaz
* Tihamah
Tihamah
* Eastern Arabia

* South Arabia
South Arabia

* Hadhramaut * Arabian Peninsula
Arabian Peninsula
coastal fog desert

* Tigris–Euphrates

* Mesopotamia

* Upper Mesopotamia * Lower Mesopotamia * Sawad * Nineveh plains * Akkad (region)

* Canaan
Canaan
* Aram * Eber-Nari * Eastern Mediterranean * Mashriq

* Levant
Levant

* Southern Levant
Levant
* Transjordan * Jordan Rift Valley

* Levantine Sea * Golan Heights
Golan Heights
* Hula Valley
Hula Valley
* Gaza Strip
Gaza Strip
* West Bank
West Bank
* Galilee
Galilee
* Gilead
Gilead
* Judea
Judea
* Samaria * Arabah
Arabah
* Anti-Lebanon Mountains * Sinai Peninsula
Sinai Peninsula
* Arabian Desert * Syrian Desert * Fertile Crescent
Fertile Crescent
* Azerbaijan * Syria * Palestine * Iranian plateau * Armenian Highlands
Armenian Highlands

* Caucasus
Caucasus

* Caucasus
Caucasus
mountains

* Greater Caucasus
Caucasus
* Lesser Caucasus
Caucasus

* North Caucasus
Caucasus

* South Caucasus
Caucasus

* Kur-Araz Lowland * Lankaran Lowland * Alborz
Alborz
* Absheron Peninsula

* Anatolia
Anatolia
* Cilicia
Cilicia
* Cappadocia
Cappadocia
* Alpide belt

SOUTH

* Greater India * Indian subcontinent
Indian subcontinent
* Himalayas
Himalayas
* Hindu Kush
Hindu Kush
* Western Ghats
Western Ghats
* Eastern Ghats * Ganges Basin * Ganges Delta
Ganges Delta
* Pashtunistan * Punjab * Balochistan
Balochistan
* Thar Desert
Thar Desert
* Indus Valley * Indus River
Indus River
Delta * Indus Valley Desert * Indo-Gangetic Plain
Indo-Gangetic Plain
* Eastern coastal plains * Western Coastal Plains * Meghalaya subtropical forests * Lower Gangetic plains moist deciduous forests * Northwestern Himalayan alpine shrub and meadows * Doab
Doab
* Bagar region * Great Rann of Kutch * Little Rann of Kutch * Deccan Plateau
Deccan Plateau
* Coromandel Coast
Coromandel Coast
* Konkan
Konkan
* False Divi Point * Hindi Belt
Hindi Belt
* Lakshadweep
Lakshadweep
* Bay of Bengal
Bay of Bengal
* Gulf of Khambhat * Gulf of Kutch * Gulf of Mannar * Trans-Karakoram Tract * Wakhan Corridor
Wakhan Corridor
* Wakhjir Pass * Andaman and Nicobar Islands
Andaman and Nicobar Islands
* Maldive Islands * Alpide belt

SOUTHEAST

* Mainland

* Indochina * Malay Peninsula

* Maritime

* Peninsular Malaysia
Peninsular Malaysia
* Sunda Islands * Greater Sunda Islands * Lesser Sunda Islands

* Indonesian Archipelago * Timor
Timor

* New Guinea
New Guinea

* Bonis Peninsula * Papuan Peninsula * Huon Peninsula * Huon Gulf * Bird\'s Head Peninsula * Gazelle Peninsula
Gazelle Peninsula

* Philippine Archipelago

* Luzon
Luzon
* Visayas * Mindanao

* Leyte Gulf * Gulf of Thailand * East Indies * Nanyang * Alpide belt

* Asia-Pacific
Asia-Pacific
* Tropical Asia
Asia
* Ring of Fire

* v * t * e

Regions of Europe
Europe

NORTH

* Nordic * Northwestern * Scandinavia
Scandinavia
* Scandinavian Peninsula * Fennoscandia
Fennoscandia
* Baltoscandia * Sápmi * West Nordic * Baltic * Gulf of Bothnia * Iceland
Iceland
* Faroe Islands
Faroe Islands

EAST

* Danubian countries * Prussia * Galicia

* Sambia Peninsula

* Amber Coast
Amber Coast

* Curonian Spit
Curonian Spit
* Izyum Trail * Lithuania Minor
Lithuania Minor
* Nemunas Delta
Nemunas Delta
* Baltic

* Southeastern

* Balkans
Balkans
* Aegean Islands * Gulf of Chania * North Caucasus
Caucasus
* Greater Caucasus
Caucasus
* Kabardia

* European Russia

* Southern Russia
Southern Russia

CENTRAL

* Alpine states * Alpide belt * Mitteleuropa * Visegrád Group

WEST

* Benelux * Low Countries
Low Countries
* Northwest * British Isles
British Isles
* English Channel
English Channel
* Channel Islands * Cotentin Peninsula
Cotentin Peninsula
* Normandy
Normandy
* Brittany
Brittany
* Gulf of Lion

* Iberia

* Al-Andalus
Al-Andalus
* Baetic System

* Pyrenees
Pyrenees
* Alpide belt

SOUTH

* Italian Peninsula
Italian Peninsula
* Insular Italy * Tuscan Archipelago
Tuscan Archipelago
* Aegadian Islands

* Iberia

* Al-Andalus
Al-Andalus
* Baetic System

* Gibraltar Arc * Southeastern * Mediterranean * Crimea
Crimea
* Donbass * Sloboda Ukraine * Alpide belt

* Germanic * Romance * Celtic * Slavic countries * Uralic * European Plain * Eurasian Steppe
Eurasian Steppe
* Pontic–Caspian steppe * Wild Fields

* Pannonian Basin
Pannonian Basin

* Great Hungarian Plain * Little Hungarian Plain * Eastern Slovak Lowland

* Volhynia
Volhynia
* Karelia * East Karelia

* v * t * e

Regions of Oceania
Oceania

AUSTRALASIA

* Gulf of Carpentaria

* New Guinea
New Guinea

* Bonis Peninsula * Papuan Peninsula * Huon Peninsula * Huon Gulf * Bird\'s Head Peninsula * Gazelle Peninsula
Gazelle Peninsula

* New Zealand
New Zealand

* South Island
South Island

* North Island
North Island

* Coromandel Peninsula

* Zealandia
Zealandia
* New Caledonia
New Caledonia
* Solomon Islands (archipelago)

* Vanuatu
Vanuatu

* Kula Gulf

* Australia
Australia
* Capital Country * Eastern Australia
Australia
* Lake Eyre basin * Murray–Darling basin * Northern Australia
Australia
* Nullarbor Plain * Outback
Outback

* Southern Australia
Australia

* Maralinga

* Sunraysia * Great Victoria Desert * Gulf of Carpentaria * Gulf St Vincent * Lefevre Peninsula * Fleurieu Peninsula * Yorke Peninsula * Eyre Peninsula
Eyre Peninsula
* Mornington Peninsula * Bellarine Peninsula
Bellarine Peninsula
* Mount Henry Peninsula

MELANESIA

* Islands Region

* Bismarck Archipelago * Solomon Islands Archipelago

* Fiji
Fiji
* New Caledonia
New Caledonia
* Papua New Guinea
New Guinea
* Vanuatu
Vanuatu

MICRONESIA

* Caroline Islands

* Federated States of Micronesia
Micronesia
* Palau
Palau

* Guam
Guam
* Kiribati * Marshall Islands * Nauru
Nauru
* Northern Mariana Islands
Northern Mariana Islands
* Wake Island
Wake Island

POLYNESIA

* Easter Island
Easter Island
* Hawaiian Islands
Hawaiian Islands
* Cook Islands

* French Polynesia
Polynesia

* Austral Islands * Gambier Islands * Marquesas Islands * Society Islands
Society Islands
* Tuamotu

* Kermadec Islands
Kermadec Islands
* Mangareva Islands * Samoa
Samoa
* Tokelau * Tonga
Tonga
* Tuvalu
Tuvalu

* Ring of Fire

* v * t * e

Polar regions

ANTARCTIC

* Antarctic
Antarctic
Peninsula * East Antarctica
East Antarctica
* West Antarctica * Eklund Islands * Ecozone * Extreme points * Islands

ARCTIC

* Arctic
Arctic
Alaska * British Arctic
Arctic
Territories * Canadian Arctic Archipelago
Canadian Arctic Archipelago
* Finnmark
Finnmark
* Greenland
Greenland
* Northern Canada
Canada
* Northwest Territories * Nunavik
Nunavik
* Nunavut
Nunavut
* Russian Arctic
Arctic
* Sakha * Sápmi * Yukon
Yukon
* North American Arctic
Arctic

* v * t * e

Earth
Earth
's oceans and seas

ARCTIC OCEAN

* Amundsen Gulf * Barents Sea
Barents Sea
* Beaufort Sea * Chukchi Sea
Chukchi Sea
* East Siberian Sea
East Siberian Sea
* Greenland
Greenland
Sea * Gulf of Boothia * Kara Sea
Kara Sea
* Laptev Sea
Laptev Sea
* Lincoln Sea * Prince Gustav Adolf Sea * Pechora Sea * Queen Victoria Sea * Wandel Sea * White Sea

ATLANTIC OCEAN

* Adriatic Sea
Adriatic Sea
* Aegean Sea
Aegean Sea
* Alboran Sea * Archipelago Sea
Archipelago Sea
* Argentine Sea
Argentine Sea
* Baffin Bay * Balearic Sea * Baltic Sea
Baltic Sea
* Bay of Biscay
Bay of Biscay
* Bay of Bothnia * Bay of Campeche * Bay of Fundy
Bay of Fundy
* Black Sea
Black Sea
* Bothnian Sea
Bothnian Sea
* Caribbean
Caribbean
Sea * Celtic Sea * English Channel
English Channel
* Foxe Basin * Greenland
Greenland
Sea * Gulf of Bothnia * Gulf of Finland
Gulf of Finland
* Gulf of Lion * Gulf of Guinea * Gulf of Maine * Gulf of Mexico
Mexico
* Gulf of Saint Lawrence * Gulf of Sidra * Gulf of Venezuela
Venezuela
* Hudson Bay
Hudson Bay
* Ionian Sea
Ionian Sea
* Irish Sea * Irminger Sea * James Bay * Labrador Sea * Levantine Sea * Libyan Sea * Ligurian Sea
Ligurian Sea
* Marmara Sea * Mediterranean Sea
Mediterranean Sea
* Myrtoan Sea * North Sea
North Sea
* Norwegian Sea
Norwegian Sea
* Sargasso Sea * Sea of Åland * Sea of Azov
Sea of Azov
* Sea of Crete * Sea of the Hebrides
Sea of the Hebrides
* Thracian Sea * Tyrrhenian Sea
Tyrrhenian Sea
* Wadden Sea

INDIAN OCEAN

* Andaman Sea * Arabian Sea
Arabian Sea
* Bali Sea
Bali Sea
* Bay of Bengal
Bay of Bengal
* Flores Sea * Great Australian Bight * Gulf of Aden
Gulf of Aden
* Gulf of Aqaba * Gulf of Khambhat * Gulf of Kutch * Gulf of Oman * Gulf of Suez * Java Sea
Java Sea
* Laccadive Sea
Laccadive Sea
* Mozambique Channel * Persian Gulf
Persian Gulf
* Red Sea
Red Sea
* Timor
Timor
Sea

PACIFIC OCEAN

* Arafura Sea
Arafura Sea
* Banda Sea * Bering Sea * Bismarck Sea * Bohai Sea * Bohol Sea * Camotes Sea * Celebes Sea
Celebes Sea
* Ceram Sea * Chilean Sea * Coral Sea
Coral Sea
* East China Sea * Gulf of Alaska
Gulf of Alaska
* Gulf of Anadyr * Gulf of California
Gulf of California
* Gulf of Carpentaria * Gulf of Fonseca * Gulf of Panama * Gulf of Thailand * Gulf of Tonkin * Halmahera Sea * Koro Sea
Koro Sea
* Mar de Grau * Molucca Sea
Molucca Sea
* Moro Gulf * Philippine Sea
Philippine Sea
* Salish Sea
Salish Sea
* Savu Sea * Sea of Japan * Sea of Okhotsk
Sea of Okhotsk
* Seto Inland Sea
Seto Inland Sea
* Shantar Sea * Sibuyan Sea
Sibuyan Sea
* Solomon Sea
Solomon Sea
* South China Sea * Sulu Sea
Sulu Sea
* Tasman Sea
Tasman Sea
* Visayan Sea
Visayan Sea
* Yellow Sea

SOUTHERN OCEAN

* Amundsen Sea
Amundsen Sea
* Bellingshausen Sea * Cooperation Sea * Cosmonauts Sea * Davis Sea
Davis Sea
* D\'Urville Sea * King Haakon VII Sea * Lazarev Sea * Mawson Sea * Riiser-Larsen Sea * Ross Sea
Ross Sea
* Scotia Sea
Scotia Sea
* Somov Sea * Weddell Sea

ENDORHEIC BASINS

* Aral Sea
Aral Sea
* Caspian Sea
Caspian Sea
* Dead Sea
Dead Sea
* Sea of Galilee
Sea of Galilee
* Salton Sea

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* WorldCat Identities * VIAF : 246535206 * LCCN : sh85146187 * GND : 4079228-6 * NDL : 00568542

Coordinates : 21°59′00″N 79°02′00″W / 21.9833°N 79.0333°W /

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