Lesser Antilles

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Region of the Caribbean
Location within the Caribbean.
Location within the Caribbean.
Region Caribbean
Island States
 • Total 13,012 km2 (5,024 sq mi)
Population (2009)
 • Total 3,735,636
 • Density 290/km2 (740/sq mi)
Demonym(s) Lesser Antillean
Time zone AST (UTC−4)
 • Summer (DST) ADT (UTC−3)
Location of the Lesser Antilles (green) in comparison to the rest of the Caribbean.

The Lesser Antilles (also known as the Caribbees[1]) are a group of islands between the eastern edge of the Caribbean Sea and the western Atlantic Ocean. They are east and south of the Greater Antilles. Some of the islands are also just off the northern coast of South America.

References[change | change source]

  1. "West Indies." Merriam-Webster's Geographical Dictionary, 3rd ed. 2001. (ISBN 0-87779-546-0) Springfield, MA: Merriam-Webster Inc., p. 1298.

Coordinates: 14°14′N 61°21′W / 14.233°N 61.350°W / 14.233; -61.350