The Caribbean region boasts a rich and diverse cultural landscape shaped by indigenous, African, European, and Asian influences. It encompasses numerous countries and territories, each with unique cultural expressions and historical narratives.
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Cities & Towns in the Caribbean
Anguilla is a British overseas territory and is the most northerly of the Leeward Islands in the Lesser Antilles. It is known for its easygoing atmosphere and magnificent beaches and waters. The Valley is the principal town and capital. The territory includes several other smaller islands and cays.
Mount Pelée is an active volcano located in the northern part of the island of Martinique in the Lesser Antilles. The volcano was the source of one of the deadliest eruptions in recorded history, which destroyed Saint-Pierre in 1902, once the most important city on the island.
Old Havana (Habana Vieja) is the historic center and one of the boroughs forming the city of Havana, Cuba. Founded in 1519, Havana is one of the most important colonial cities in the Americas. Its architecture spans five centuries and is a blend of different styles.
After Christopher Columbus's arrival on the island in 1492, Santo Domingo became the site of the first cathedral, hospital, customs house and university in the Americas. The colonial town, founded in 1498, was laid out on a grid pattern that became the model for the New World.
Situated on the Caribbean coast of southern-central Cuba, the colonial town of Cienfuegos was founded in 1819 in the Spanish territory but was initially settled by immigrants of French origin. It became a trading place for sugar cane, tobacco and coffee.