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AMERICAS and CARIBBEAN
Mini World Atlas

Includes surrounding Atlantic Ocean. Use Edit >> Find, or scroll down,  to locate a country of your choice. Previous names for the country are shown in brackets.
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"Intl Oval" = Oval sign or sticker used to designate vehicle origin, eg:

ANGUILLA
Location Caribbean
Capital The Valley
Religion Christianity
Language English
History Self-governing overseas territory of Great Britain 1980
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ANTIGUA and BARBUDA  Incl Redondo
Location Caribbean
Capital Saint John's
Religion Christianity
Language English
History British occupation ended 1981
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ARGENTINA
Location South America
Capital Buenos Aires
Religion Christianity
Language Spanish
History Spanish occupation ended 1816
Intl Oval RA
ARUBA
Location Caribbean
Capital Oranjestad
Religion Christianity
Languages Dutch, Papiamento
History State within the Kingdom of the Netherlands
Intl Oval none
BAHAMAS
Location Western Atlantic
Capital Nassau
Religion Christianity
Language English
History British occupation ended 1973
Intl Oval BS
BARBADOS
Location Caribbean
Capital Bridgetown
Religion Christianity
Language English
History British occupation ended 1966
Intl Oval BDS
BELIZE        (British Honduras)
Location Central America
Capital Belmopan
Religion Christianity
Language English, Spanish, Mayan.
History British occupation ended 1981
Intl Oval BH
BERMUDA
Location Atlantic Ocean
Capital Hamilton
Religion Christianity
Language English
History Self-governing overseas territory of Great Britain
Intl Oval GB
BOLIVIA
Location South America
Capital Sucre and La Paz
Religion Christianity
Languages Spanish, Quechua, Aymara
History Seceded from Peru 1825
Intl Oval BOL
BRAZIL
Location South America
Capital Brasνlia
Religion Christianity
Language Portuguese
History Portugues occupation ended 1822
Intl Oval  

BR

BRITISH HONDURAS  See also BELIZE

British Honduras
was a territory of Great Britain until 1981, now known as Belize.
BRITISH VIRGIN ISLANDS
Location Caribbean
Capital Road Town
Religion Christianity
Language English
History Self-governing overseas territory of Great Britain
Intl Oval BVI
CANADA
Location North America
Capital Ottawa
Religion Christianity
Languages English, French, native languages
History French occupation ended 1759,
British ended 1867.
Intl Oval CDN         Arctic Polae Map
Provinces and Territories: Alberta  British Columbia  Manitoba  New Brunswick  Newfoundland and Labrador  Northwest Territories  Nova Scotia  Nunavut  Ontario  Prince Edward Island  Quebec  Saskatchewan  Yukon
CAYMAN ISLANDS
Location Caribbean
Capital Bridgetown
Religion Christianity
Language English
History Self-governing overseas territory of Great Britain
Intl Oval GB
CHILE    Includes Pacific islands of Isla de Pascua (Easter Island) and Isla de Juan Fernandez (Robinson Crusoe Island)
Location South America
Capital Santiago
Religion Christianity
Language Spanish
History Spanish occupation ended 1818
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COLOMBIA                       (Grand Colombia)
Location South America
Capital Bogotα
Religion Christianity
Language Spanish
History Spanish occupation ended 1819, became Grand Colombia. Ecuador and Venezuela seceded from Grand Colombia in 1830.
Colombia was called New Granada from 1830 until 1863.
Intl Oval CO
COSTA RICA
Location Central America
Capital San Josι
Religion Christianity
Language Spanish
History Seceded from the Central American Federation in 1838
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CUBA
Location Caribbean
Capital Habana    (Havana)
Religion Christianity, Officially non-religious
Language Spanish
History Spanish occupation ended 1902, US occupation of Guantanamo Bay 1898 -  present. Failed US invasion 1961.
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DOMINICA           ( Windward Islands)
Location Caribbean
Capital Roseau
Religion Christianity
Language English, Patois
History British occupation ended 1978
Intl Oval WD
DOMINICAN REPUBLIC
Location Caribbean
Capital Santo Domingo de Guzmαn
Religion Christianity
Language Spanish
History Seceded from Haiti in 1844
Intl Oval DOM
ECUADOR  Includes Pacific island of Galapagos
Location South America
Capital Quito
Religion Christianity
Language Spanish, Quechua.
History Spanish occupation ended 1819, seceded from Grand Colombia 1830
Intl Oval EC
EL SALVADOR
Location Cnetral America
Capital San Salvador
Religion Christianity
Language Spanish
History Seceded from Central American Federation in 1839
Intl Oval ES
FALKLAND ISLANDS
Location South Atlantic
Capital Stanley
Religion Christianity
Language English
History Self-governing overseas territory of Great Britain, claimed by Argentina
Intl Oval GB
FRENCH GUIANA

French Guiana
is an overseas department of France

International Oval: F


 

GREENLAND
Location North Atlantic
Capital Nuuk
Religion Christianity
Languages Inuit, Danish
History Greenland became Danish in 1721
Intl Oval DK

 

GRENADA
Location Caribbean
Capital St. George's
Religion Christianity
Language English, Patois
History British occupation ended 1974
US occupied briefly 1983.
Intl Oval WG
GUADELOUPE
Location Caribbean
Capital Basse-Terre
Religion Christianity
Language French
History Overseas department of France
Intl Oval F
GUATEMALA
Location Central America
Capital Ciudad de Guatemala
Religion Christianity
Language Spanish, 23 Amerindian languages are officially recognized
History Guatemala seceded from the Central American Federation in 1839. US CIA   intervention 1960 - 1996.
Intl Oval GCA
GUYANA     (British Guyana)    (British Guiana)
Location South America
Capital Georgetown
Religions Christianity, Hinduism
Language English, Hindi.
History British occupation ended 1966
Intl Oval GUY
HAITI
Location Caribbean
Capital Port-au-Prince
Religion Christianity, Voodoo
Languages French, Creole
History French occupation ended 1804
US Occupation 1915 - 1934
Intl Oval RH
HONDURAS
Location Central America
Capital Tegucigalpa
Religion Christianity
Language Spanish
History Seceded from the Central American Federation in 1838
Intl Oval HN
JAMAICA
Location Caribbean
Capital Kingston
Religion Christianity
Language English
History British occupation ended 1962
Intl Oval JA
MARTINIQUE
Location Caribbean
Capital Fort-de-France
Religion Christianity
Language French, Antillian Creole
Political Status Overseas department of France
Intl Oval F
MEXICO
Location North America
Capital Ciudad de Mιxico   (Mexico City)
 Religion Christianity
Language Spanish
History Spanish occupation ended 1821. US took CA, NM, AZ, TX, UT, CO, WY during Spanish-American War 1846.
Intl Oval MEX
MONTSERRAT
Location Caribbean
Capital Plymouth
Religion Christianity
Language English
History Self-governing overseas territory of Great Britain
Intl Oval GB
NETHERLANDS ANTILLES - BONAIRE
Location Caribbean
Capital Kralendijk
Religion Christianity
Languages Dutch, Papiamento, English
History Self-governing territory of Netherlands Antilles
Intl Oval NA
NETHERLANDS ANTILLES - CURACAO
Location Caribbean
Capital Willemstad
Religion Christianity
Languages Dutch, Papiamento, English
History Self-governing territory of Netherlands Antilles
Intl Oval NA
NETHERLANDS ANTILLES - SABA
Location Caribbean
Capital The Bottom
Religion Christianity
Languages Dutch, Papiamento, English
History Self-governing territory of Netherlands Antilles
Intl Oval NA
NETHERLANDS ANTILLES - SAINT EUSTATIUS
Location Caribbean
Capital Oranjestad
Religion Christianity
Languages Dutch, Papiamento, English
History Self-governing territory of Netherlands Antilles
Intl Oval NA
NETHERLANDS ANTILLES - SAINT MAARTEN
Location Caribbean
Capital Philipsburg
Religion Christianity
Languages Dutch, Papiamento, English
History Self-governing territory of Netherlands Antilles
Intl Oval NA
NICARAGUA
Location Central America
Capital Managua
Religion Christianity
Language Spanish
History Seceded from the Central American Federation 1838. US intervention 1909 - 1933. US CIA intervention 1983.
Intl Oval NIC
PANAMA
Location Central America
Capital Panama
Religion Christianity
Language Spanish
History Spanish occupation ended 1821, Independence from Colombia in 1903,
US occupation 1989 - 1999.
Intl Oval PA
PANAMA -  CANAL ZONE

The Panama Canal Zone was administered by the United States 1901 - 2000,
now part of Panama.
PARAGUAY
Location South America
Capital Asunciσn
Religion Christianity
Languages Spanish, Guaranν
History Spanish occupation ended 1811
Intl Oval PY
PERU
Location South America
Capital Lima
Religion Christianity
Language Spanish, Quechua
History Spanish occupation ended 1821
Intl Oval PE
PUERTO RICO
Location Caribbean
Capital San Juan
Religion Christianity
Language Spanish
History Spanish occupation ended 1899, now self-governing territory of United States
Intl Oval USA
SAINT BARTHELEMY
Location Caribbean
Capital Gustavia
Religion Christianity
Language French
History Overseas collectivity of France
Intl Oval F
SAINT KITTS and NEVIS
Location Caribbean
Capital Basseterre
Religion Christianity
Languages English, Creole
History British occupation ended 1983
Intl Oval KN
SAINT LUCIA
Location Caribbean
Capital Castries
Religion Christianity
Languages English, Patois
History British occupation ended 1979
Intl Oval WL
ISO Code LC
SAINT MARTIN
Location Caribbean
Capital Marigot
Religion Christianity
Language French
History Overseas collectivity of France
International Oval F
SAINT PIERRE and MIQUELON
Location North America
Capital Saint-Pierre
Religion Christianity (catholicism)
Language French
History Territorial collectivity of France
Intl Oval F
SAINT VINCENT and THE GRENADINES
Location Caribbean
Capital Kingstown
Religion Christianity
Languages English, Creole
History British occupation ended 1979
Intl Oval WV
SURINAM
Location South America
Capital Paramaribo
Religion Christianity, Hinduism, Islam
Languages Dutch, Sranan Tongo
History Dutch occupation ended 1975
Intl Oval SME
TRINIDAD and TOBAGO
Location Caribbean
Capital Port-of-Spain
Religion Christianity
Language English
History British occupation ended 1962
Intl Oval TT
TURKS and CAICOS
Location North Atlantic
Capital Grand Turk
Religion Christianity
Language English
History Self-governing overseas territory of Great Britain
Intl Oval GB
UNITED STATES of AMERICA
Location North America
Capital Washington
Religion Christianity
Language English, Spanish
History British occupation ended 1776
Intl Oval USA

US States:
Alabama • Alaska • Arizona • Arkansas • California • Colorado • Connecticut • Delaware • Florida • Georgia • Hawaii • Idaho • Illinois • Indiana • Iowa • Kansas • Kentucky • Louisiana • Maine • Maryland • Massachusetts • Michigan • Minnesota • Mississippi • Missouri • Montana • Nebraska • Nevada • New Hampshire • New Jersey • New Mexico • New York • North Carolina • North Dakota • Ohio • Oklahoma • Oregon • Pennsylvania • Rhode Island • South Carolina • South Dakota • Tennessee • Texas • Utah • Vermont • Virginia • Washington • West Virginia • Wisconsin • Wyoming • District of Columbia

US Possessions: American Samoa • Baker Island • Guam • Howland Island • Jarvis Island • Johnston Atoll • Kingman Reef • Midway Atoll • Navassa Island • Northern Mariana Islands • Palmyra Atoll • Puerto Rico • Virgin Islands • Wake Island

URUGUAY
Location South America
Capital Montevideo
Religion Christianity
Language Spanish
History Seceded from Brazil in 1828
Intl Oval ROU
US VIRGIN ISLANDS   Includes ST CROIX and ST THOMAS                       (Danish West Indies)
Location Caribbean
Capital Charlotte Amalie
Religion Christianity
Language English
History Danish West Indies became American in 1917,  now self-governing territory of United States
Intl Oval USA
VENEZUELA
Location South America
Capital Caracas
Religion Christianity
Language Spanish
History Venezuela seceded Grand Colombia in 1830
Intl Oval YV