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|Windward Islands are the southern islands of the Lesser Antilles. They are called such because they are more windward than the Leeward Islands, given that the prevailing winds in the area blow north.||08/11/2005||615|
|The Leeward Islands are the northern islands of the Lesser Antilles. They are called "leeward" because the prevailing winds in the area blow from south to north. Thus, the Leeward Islands are downwind, on the backside, or leeward from the Windward Islands, the group of islands that first meet the Trade Winds coming from the south.||08/11/2005||728|
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The Galapagos Islands are found 1000 kilometres (600 miles) off the west coast of Ecuador, South America. The archipelago is made up of 13 large islands, 6 smaller islands and 107 rocks and islets. The very first island is thought to have formed between 5 and 10 million years ago, as a result of tectonic activity. The youngest islands, Isabela and Fernandina...
|Hawaiian Islands (historically the Sandwich Islands) in the Pacific Ocean. All of the Islands were formed by volcanoes arising from the sea floor through a vent described in geological theory as a hotspot.||08/15/2005||899|
|Japan, a country of islands, extends along the eastern or Pacific coast of Asia (Sea of Japen). The main islands, running from north to south.||08/25/2005||815|
|Nujoom Islands dubbed as the floating stars of Sharjah is a masterpiece in design and plan, distinctly divided in to 13 sectors with 10 islands and 3 main lands. A cluster of islands within a sprawling mainland these form ‘a city within the city’ over 60 million square feet. A genuine retreat from the hustle and bustle of daily life, Nujoom Islands is designed for the highest quality of residen...||04/17/2007||588|
|The Saronic Islands are so named because they lie in the Saronic Gulf just off the Greek mainland. The main inhabited islands of this group are Salamis Island (where the ancient Greek navy famously defeated the Persians in the Battle of Salamis), Aegina, Angistri, and Poros. The islands of Hydra and Dokos, which lie off the northeast tip of the Peloponnese (technically between the Saronic Gulf ...||08/11/2005||715|
|The Bay of Islands region has the finest maritime park in New Zealand with the 144 Islands and secluded bays. The Bay has an abundance of marine life, including the big marlin, whales, penguins, dolphins, gannets and many other species.||08/28/2006||737|
|Some of the best places in the world to do scuba diving.|
Similan Islands ; Surin Islands ; Phi-Phi Islands ; Local spots around Phuket.
|From Wikipedia: The West Frisian Islands (Dutch: Waddeneilanden) are a chain of islands in the North Sea off the Dutch coast. They belong to the Kingdom of the Netherlands. They continue further east as the German East Frisian Islands.|
From west to east the islands are: Texel, Vlieland, Terschelling, Ameland, Schiermonnikoog and the uninhabi...
|Located in the distant Near Islands (in the southwest of the Aleutian chain), the 233 km² Agattu is one of the largest uninhabited islands of the Aleutians. Measuring 29 km in length and up to 14 km across, the island's tundra-like terrain rises to height of 632 m.||06/15/2006||320|
|Collection of placemarks on barrier islands off the coast of Mississippi.Mostly uninhabited today, they are now part of Gulf Islands National Seashore.||08/27/2005||453|