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The Caribbean is a region in the Western Hemisphere situated between North and South America, enclosing the Caribbean Sea.

The Caribbean consists of island nations and dependencies forming an archipelago on the Caribbean Plate, the southern regions of Mexico, most countries in the southern part of Central America (excepting El Slavador), the mainland territories of countries (or dependencies) on the north-eastern coast of the South American Continent (including Colombia, Venezuela, Aruba, Curaçao, Trinidad and Tobago, Guyana, Surinam and French Guiana).

In some cases, the US state of Florida and the Bahamas are also included in this region even if they do not lie directly on the Caribbean plate and they do not border the Caribbean sea, but they have as Caribbean cultural history.

See Category:Countries in Caribbean

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