What group of 300 islands is between Nova Scotia and The West Indies?
The islands are the Bahamas, but they are far south of Nova Scotia. The islands are generally off the east coast of Florida in the Atlantic.
The West Indies islands are made up of three large island groups that are between the Atlantic Ocean and the Caribbean Sea. The northernmost islands are the Bahamas, with the Greater Antilles (consisting of Cuba, Puerto Rico, Haiti, the Dominican Republican and Jamaica) being south of the Bahamas. The southernmost islands are the Lesser Antilles, a small group of islands that are north of Venezuela.
The Virgin Islands was officially named in 1917 when the united the group of islands from Denmark for 25 million in gold. Before that the islands were called The Danish West Indies. They were originally discovered by Christpher Columbas on his third voayage he namedthe islands after St. Ursela and her 700 virgins.
Traditionally, there have been three groupings in the West Indies: The Greater Antilles, the Windward Islands, and the Leeward Islands. The Greater Antilles are the four largest islands of Cuba, Jamaica, Hispaniola and Puerto Rico. Hispaniola is divided between the nations of Haiti and the Dominican Republic. The much smaller Windward and Leeward islands all lie south and east of the Greater Antilles, an archipelago extending like links in a chain from the several Virgin…