The Full Wiki

Leeward Islands: Map

  
  

Wikipedia article:

Map showing all locations mentioned on Wikipedia article:



The Leeward Islands are the northern islands of the Lesser Antilles chain of islands, part of the West Indiesmarker. They are situated where the Caribbean Seamarker meets the western Atlantic Oceanmarker. The southern part of the Lesser Antilles chain is called the Windward Islands.

Explanation of name

These islands are referred to as "leeward" because the prevailing winds in the area blow from the east (see trade wind). Thus these islands are downwind from, or leeward of, the southeasternmost Windward Islands, the group of islands that first meet the trade winds.

List of the Leeward Islands



The small and remote Isla Avesmarker may perhaps be included with this group for convenience.

The Netherlands Antillesmarker, however, are divided into two groups, one group in the northeast, and one in the southwest, with different naming conventions.

See also



External links




Embed code:






Got something to say? Make a comment.
Your name
Your email address
Message