Caribbean South America[1] is a subregion of South America that borders the Caribbean Sea, consisting of the Caribbean region of Colombia[2] and the Venezuelan Caribbean.[3]

Significant cities and metropolitan areas with populations over 250,000 on South America's Caribbean coast include, from west to east: Cartagena (914,552), Barranquila (2,370,753 metropolitan area), Santa Marta (499,192 district), Maracaibo (5,278,448 metropolitan area), Caracas (8,956,813 metropolitan area), Barcelona (815,141), Puerto La Cruz (454,312), and Cumaná (405,626).

By extension, The Guianas, while not bordering the Caribbean Sea directly, are commonly reckoned with this region, as well, on account of their close ties with Caribbean countries, e.g. through membership in the Caribbean Community.

See also


  1. ^ Zevallos, Luis Ortiz de (1976). Tierra Y Urbe (in Spanish). Unesco, Oficina Regional de Cultura para América Latina y el Caribe, Centro de Documentación.
  2. ^ "Caribe Colombiano". PROCOLOMBIA (in Spanish).
  3. ^ "Viajar al Caribe venezolano – Cosas del Caribe". (in Spanish). 2010-05-20. Retrieved 2024-05-03.