The Caribbean is a region that centers around the Caribbean Sea and the mainland found around its waters. Situated southeast of the United States’ Gulf Coast, north of South America, east of Central America, and west of the Atlantic Ocean, the Caribbean is a region consisting of more than 7,000 islands. It has a total land area of 240,000 square kilometers and is home to 39.2 million people. Its subtropical climate is a popular draw for many visitors, while its sandy beaches and jungles make for a scenic setting.

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