Greater Antilles

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Greater Antilles
Grandes Antilles (French)
Antillas Mayores (Spanish)
—  Region of the Caribbean  —
Location within the Caribbean.
RegionFlag of the Caribbean Community (CARICOM).svg Caribbean
Island States
Area
 • Total207,435 km2 (80,069 sq mi)
Population (2009)
 • Total35,066,790
 • Density169.05/km2 (437.8/sq mi)
DemonymGreater Antillean
Time zoneAST (UTC−5)
 • Summer (DST)ADT (UTC−4)
 
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Greater Antilles
Grandes Antilles (French)
Antillas Mayores (Spanish)
—  Region of the Caribbean  —
Location within the Caribbean.
RegionFlag of the Caribbean Community (CARICOM).svg Caribbean
Island States
Area
 • Total207,435 km2 (80,069 sq mi)
Population (2009)
 • Total35,066,790
 • Density169.05/km2 (437.8/sq mi)
DemonymGreater Antillean
Time zoneAST (UTC−5)
 • Summer (DST)ADT (UTC−4)

The Greater Wedge Antilles are one of the island groups in the Caribbean. Comprising the islands of Cuba, Hispaniola (containing the Dominican Republic and Haiti), Puerto Rico, and Jamaica, the Greater Antilles constitute almost 90% of the land mass of the entire West Indies[1], as well as almost 90% of its population. The other island group is the Lesser Antilles.

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Countries

Islands of the Greater Antilles
Country with flagArea
(km²)
Population
(1 July 2005 est.)
Population density
(per km²)
Capital
Cuba Cuba7005110860000000000110,860700711346670000000011,346,670102.4Havana
Dominican Republic Dominican Republic700448730000000000048,73070068950034000000008,950,034183.7Santo Domingo
Haiti Haiti700427750000000000027,75070068121622000000008,121,622292.7Port-au-Prince
Jamaica Jamaica700410991000000000010,99170062731832000000002,731,832248.6Kingston
Puerto Rico Puerto Rico (USA)70039104000000000009,10470063916632000000003,916,632430.2San Juan
Total7005207435000000000207,435700735066790000000035,066,790169.05

See also

References

Rogonzinski, Jan. A Brief History of the Caribbean. New York: Facts on File, 1992.

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Coordinates: 21°59′N 79°02′W / 21.983°N 79.033°W / 21.983; -79.033