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On 18 July 1995, the previously dormant Soufrière Hills volcano, in the southern part of the island, became active.
The country is nicknamed 'Land of 365 Beaches' due to the many beaches surrounding the islands.
Originally inhabited by the Lucayan, a branch of the Arawakan-speaking Taino people, [country] was the site of Columbus' first landfall in the New World in 1492.
In music, Grammy winner Rihanna (born in Saint Michael) is one of [the country's] best-known artists.
[The country] is known for its September Celebrations, and is the birthplace of chewing gum and Punta music.
Christopher Columbus named the island after the day of the week on which he spotted it.
[The country] is also known as the 'Island of Spice' because of the production of nutmeg and mace crops of which [the country] is one of the world's largest exporters.
[Country's] four longest rivers are the Essequibo at 1,010 km (628 mi) long, the Courantyne River at 724 km (450 mi), the Berbice at 595 km (370 mi), and the Demerara at 346 km.
It was the first independent nation of Latin America and the Caribbean, the first black-led republic in the world, and the second republic in the Americas.
With 2.8 million people, it is the third most populous Anglophone country in the Americas, after the United States and Canada.
It is the smallest sovereign state in the Americas, in both area and population.
Tourist attractions include a drive-in volcano at Sulphur Springs, the Majestic twin Peaks 'The Pitons' (a world heritage site), the rain forests, and Pigeon Island National Park.
[Before European settlement in 1719], formerly enslaved Africans, who had escaped from [nearby islands], intermarried with the Caribs and became known as Black Caribs or Garifuna.
It is the only independent entity in the Americas where Dutch is spoken.
[Country] is known for its Carnival and is the birthplace of steelpan, calypso, soca, chutney and limbo.
[Its name] derives from the word for 'eel' in any of various Romance languages, probably chosen because of the island's eel-like shape.
[It] is the northernmost point of the [...] a region in which, according to legend, a number of aircraft and surface vessels have disappeared
under supposedly unexplained or mysterious circumstances.
[It comprises] around sixty tropical Caribbean islands, ranging in size from the largest, Tortola 20 km (12 mi) long and 5 km (3 mi) wide, to tiny uninhabited islets.
On 4 May 2009, US President Barack Obama declared his intentions to curb the use of financial centers by multinational corporations.
In his speech, he singled out [this place] as a tax shelter.
[This place is] most well known for ripsaw music.
Unlike much of the Caribbean region, [this place] has a dry climate and an arid, cactus-strewn landscape. Its capital is Oranjestad.
Ecologically, [country] is one of the world's 17 megadiverse countries, and is considered the most megadiverse per square kilometer.
It has a population of over 140,000 on an area of 444 sq km (171 sq mi) and its capital is Willemstad. The official languages are Dutch, Papiamento, and English.
Christopher Columbus landed [here] in 1492, and it became the site of the first permanent European settlement in the Americas.
In 1898, Spain ceded the archipelago to the United States as a result of its defeat in the Spanish–American War. In 1917, [residents] were granted U.S. citizenship.
The island is famed globally for its iconic runway, in which landing aircraft pass within at least 20 feet of the beach below, due to the close proximity of the runway to the sea.
In 1895, a longstanding dispute with Great Britain about the territory of ... Esequiba, erupted into the [Country] Crisis of 1895.
Mont Pelée, the island's most dramatic feature, formed about 400,000 years ago. Pelée erupted in 1792, 1851 and twice in 1902.
[It] comprises two main islands: Basse-Terre Island and Grande-Terre (separated from Basse-Terre by a narrow sea channel called Salt River).
A large part of [its] economy derives from the presence of the ... Space Centre, now the European Space Agency's primary launch site near the equator.
By 1965, the country had developed into a single-party state under the revived Communist Party of [Country], which holds power to date.
It consists largely of the potentially active volcano Mount Scenery, which at 887 meters (2,910 ft) is the highest point within the Kingdom of the Netherlands.
Following a referendum in 1877, Sweden gave the island back to France in 1878.
Formerly the Danish West Indies, they were sold to the United States by Denmark in the Treaty of the Danish West Indies of 1916.
In the 18th century, [it] was the most important Dutch island in the Caribbean and was a center of great wealth from trading. At this time it was known as the 'Golden Rock.'
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