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[[Image:Sete_cidades_twin_lakes.JPG|350px|thumb|Sete Cidades twin lakes on [[São Miguel]], [[Azores]]]]
  
The '''islands of the Atlantic Ocean''' are not often dealt with as a whole.  The most numerous group are the West Indies and their neighbors,  southeast of [[North America]], east of [[Central America]], and north of [[South America]].  Although part of the Atlantic, they form their own region: the '''[[Caribbean]]'''.  The near-polar islands to the far north and south are classified here as [[islands of the Arctic Ocean]] and [[islands of the Southern Ocean|Southern Ocean]].  The remaining islands run intermittently from the southwestern tip of [[Europe]], across the equator, to the open waters of the South Atlantic.
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The '''islands of the Atlantic Ocean''' are - except for those in one concentrated region - scattered far and wide, with little in common but their relative obscurity.
  
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The most numerous group of islands are the so-called West Indies and their neighbors, located southeast of [[North America]], east of [[Central America]], and north of [[South America]].  Although part of the Atlantic, this sea forms its own region: the '''[[Caribbean]]'''.
  
===Northern hemisphere===
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The near-polar islands to the far north and south are covered here among the '''[[islands of the Arctic Ocean]]''' and '''[[islands of the Southern Ocean|Southern Ocean]]'''.
*The [[Azores]] ([[Portugal]])
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*[[Madeira]] ([[Portugal]])
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The remaining islands of the Atlantic run rather intermittently from the southwestern tip of [[Europe]], past [[West Africa]], across the equator, to the open waters of the South Atlantic:
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==Northern hemisphere==
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*[[Azores]] ([[Portugal]])
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*[[Bermuda]] ([[United Kingdom]])
 
*[[Canary Islands]] ([[Spain]])
 
*[[Canary Islands]] ([[Spain]])
 
*[[Cape Verde]]
 
*[[Cape Verde]]
*[[Sao Tome and Principe]]
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*[[Madeira]] ([[Portugal]])
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*[[Newfoundland]] ([[Canada]])
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*[[Saint-Pierre and Miquelon]] ([[France]])
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==Southern hemisphere==
  
===Southern hemisphere===
 
 
*[[Fernando de Noronha]] ([[Brazil]])
 
*[[Fernando de Noronha]] ([[Brazil]])
*[[Ascension]] ([[United Kingdom]])
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*[[Saint Helena, Ascension and Tristan da Cunha]]
*[[Saint Helena (island)|Saint Helena]] ([[United Kingdom]])
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*[[São Tomé and Príncipe]]
*[[Trindade]] ([[Brazil]])
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*[[Bioko]] ([[Equatorial Guinea]])
*[[Tristan da Cunha]] ([[United Kingdom]])
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*[[Trindade and Martim Vaz]] ([[Brazil]])
*[[Gough Island]] ([[United Kingdom]])
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[[WikiPedia:List of islands in the Atlantic Ocean]]
  
 
[[fr:Îles de l'océan Atlantique]]
 
[[fr:Îles de l'océan Atlantique]]
 
[[ja:大西洋の島]]
 
[[ja:大西洋の島]]
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[[pt:Ilhas do Oceano Atlântico]]

Revision as of 21:43, 13 September 2012

Sete Cidades twin lakes on São Miguel, Azores

The islands of the Atlantic Ocean are - except for those in one concentrated region - scattered far and wide, with little in common but their relative obscurity.

The most numerous group of islands are the so-called West Indies and their neighbors, located southeast of North America, east of Central America, and north of South America. Although part of the Atlantic, this sea forms its own region: the Caribbean.

The near-polar islands to the far north and south are covered here among the islands of the Arctic Ocean and Southern Ocean.

The remaining islands of the Atlantic run rather intermittently from the southwestern tip of Europe, past West Africa, across the equator, to the open waters of the South Atlantic:

Northern hemisphere

Southern hemisphere


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