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Leeward Islands (Islands over the Wind)

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Date Added: Aug 12, 2005
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Category: Islands, Beaches

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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.

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