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Windward Islands (Jurisdiction)


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    • Federal Colony of the Windward Islands
    • Territory of the Windward Islands
    • Windward Islands Colony
    • British Windward Islands
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      • found: Web. geog.(Windward Islands. Former British colony in the West Indies comprising the territories of St. Lucia, St. Vincent, Grenada, and Dominica)
      • found: Wikipedia, Dec. 30, 2005Windward Islands (Windward Islands are the southern islands of the Lesser Antilles. The name was also used to refer to a British colony in these islands, existing between 1833 and 1960 and consisting of the islands of Grenada, St. Lucia, Saint Vincent, the Grenadines, Barbados (to 1885, when it became a separate colony), Tobago (to 1889 when it was joined to Trinidad), and Dominica (from 1940, when it was transferred from the Leeward Islands colony to the Windward Islands). The colony was known as the Federal Colony of the Windward Islands from 1871 to 1956, and the Territory of the Windward Islands from 1956 to 1960) West Indies Federation (Windward Islands Colony, 1833-1958; broke up in 1958 when each island chose to join the new Federation of the West Indies as a separate unit)
      • found: Columbia encycl., via WWW, Dec. 30, 2005(Windward Islands: southern group of the Lesser Antilles in the West Indies; consist of the French overseas dept. of Martinique and the former British Windward Islands (c.700 sq mi/1,810 sq km). The former British islands consist of the independent states of Dominica, Grenada, Saint Lucia, and Saint Vincent and the Grenadines)
      • found: Flags of the world website, Dec. 30, 2005(Geographically the Windward Islands of the Caribbean are those islands between Martinique in the north and Grenada in the south. The islands included in the British colony of the Windward Islands were different. When established in 1834 it consisted of Barbados, Grenada, St. Vincent, and Tobago. St. Lucia was added in 1838, Barbados was detached in 1885, Tobago was detached in 1889 and Dominica was added in 1940)
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      • [Old catalog heading: Windward Islands]
    • Change Notes

      • 1982-01-26: new
      • 2006-06-09: revised
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