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Physical Geography of Caribbean

Caribbean Region: selected geographical data

Country

Capital 

Population
(k)

Physical Size
 (sq. km)

Maximum
Elevation (m)

*Rock Type

Antigua St. Johns 64.3 280 

403

L/V

Bahamas Nassau 283.7 11,826 100 L
Barbados Bridgetown 259.2 440 338 L/S
Belize Belmopan 235.9 - -
B V I Road Town 19.2 174 518 S/M/V
Cayman Is. George Town 39.3 241 15 L
Cuba Havana 11,096.4 110,922 1,972 L/S/M
Dominica Roseau 64.9 790 1,422 V
Dominican Republic Santo Domingo 8,129.7 48,730 3,175  V/L
Grenada St. George's 97.0 345 840 V
Guadeloupe Basse-Terre 420.9  1,702 1,467 -
Guyana Georgetown 702.2 - - -
Haiti Port-au-Prince 6,884.3 27,750 2,680 -
Jamaica Kingston 2,652.4 11,424 2,557 L/S/M
Martinique Fort-de-France 411.6 1,090 1,397 V
Montserrat Plymouth 12.8 84 742  V
Netherland
/Antilles
Willemstad 207.8 960 862  -
Puerto Rico San Juan 3,887.7 8,897 1,065  L/S/M
St. Kitts Basseterre 42.8 176 1,156 V
St. Lucia Castries 154.0 603 951 V
St. Vincent Kingstown 120.5 389 1,179 V
Suriname Paramaribo 431.2 163,270 1,268 -
Tobago Scarborough 50.0 300  572 M/V
Trinidad Port-of-Spain 1,102.1 4,828 941 L/S/M
Turks & Caicos Grand Turk
(Cockburn Town)
16.9 430 49 -
U.S. Virgin
Islands
Charlotte Amalie 119.8 344 465 S/M/V
*Rock Types: L = Limestone, M = Metamorphic, S = Sedimentary, V = Volcanic. 
The Strange Caribbean Plate:


CARIBBEAN POPULATION
PosCountryPopulation
1 Flag of Cuba Cuba 11,382,000
2 Flag of the Dominican Republic Dominican Republic 9,183,394
3 Flag of Haiti Haiti 8,528,000
- Flag of Puerto Rico Puerto Rico (United States) 3,955,000
4 Flag of Jamaica Jamaica 2,651,000
5 Flag of Trinidad and Tobago Trinidad and Tobago 1,305,000
- Guadeloupe Guadeloupe (France) 448,000
- Martinique Martinique (France) 396,000
6 Flag of the Bahamas Bahamas 323,000
7 Flag of Barbados Barbados 279,000
- Flag of the Netherlands Antilles Netherlands Antilles (Netherlands) 183,000
8 Flag of Saint Lucia Saint Lucia 161,000
9 Flag of Saint Vincent and the Grenadines Saint Vincent and the Grenadines 119,000
- Flag of the United States Virgin Islands United States Virgin Islands (United States) 112,000
10 Flag of Grenada Grenada 103,000
- Flag of Aruba Aruba (Netherlands) 99,000
11 Flag of Antigua and Barbuda Antigua and Barbuda 81,000
12 Flag of Dominica Dominica 79,000
- Flag of Cayman Islands Cayman Islands (United Kingdom) 48,000
- Flag of Bermuda Bermuda (United Kingdom) 64,000
13 Flag of Saint Kitts and Nevis Saint Kitts and Nevis 43,000
- Flag of the Turks and Caicos Islands Turks and Caicos Islands (United Kingdom) 26,000
- Flag of the British Virgin Islands British Virgin Islands (United Kingdom) 22,000
- Flag of Anguilla Anguilla (United Kingdom) 12,000
- Flag of Montserrat Montserrat (United Kingdom) 4,000
39,606,394
A great site detailing the story of Caribbean migration and culture

"Caribbean culture too diverse to be labeled"  – Prof Nettleford"
Caribbean Political Geography:
Everything you ever wanted to know



Overview of Economies for selected Caribbean States:
And and overview from Wikipedia
The Nature Conservancy in the Caribbean


Threatened Reefs in the Caribbean Sea:
Animated explanation of hurricanes from the BBC

REVIEW OBJECTIVES
Course Practice Questions

Book Resources for Chapter 5 
Last Updated: 12/05/2014
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