The West Indies is a region of the North Atlantic Ocean in the Caribbean that includes the island countries and surrounding waters of three major archipelagos: the Greater Antilles, the Lesser Antilles and the Lucayan Archipelago. The region is known as the area running from Florida westward along the Gulf Coast, and then south along the Mexican coast through Central America and then eastward across the northern coast of South America.
- Bahamas, The - Group of islands in the Atlantic Ocean, ruled since 1973 by the Monarchy of the Bahamas
- Haiti - Territory in the island of Hispaniola in the Caribbean Sea, ruled since 1991 by the République d'Haïti
- Jamaica - Island in the Caribbean Sea, ruled since 1962 by the Monarchy of Jamaica
- Trinidad and Tobago - Islands in the southwest West Indies, ruled since 1962 by the Republic of Trinidad and Tobago
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