Saint-Barthélemy

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Saint-Barthélemy
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Region Americas
Subregion Caribbean
BioRegion Neotropical Region
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Saint Barthélemy (French: Saint-Barthélemy, officially the Territorial collectivity of Saint Barthélemy (French: Collectivité territoriale de Saint-Barthélemy), is an overseas collectivity of France. Often abbreviated to Saint-Barth in French, or St. Barts in English, the indigenous people called the island Ouanalao. The collectivity is one of four territories among the Leeward Islands in the northeastern Caribbean that comprise the French West Indies, along with Guadeloupe (125 miles (201 km) southeast), Martinique and Saint Martin. St. Barts lies 20 miles (32 km) southeast of Sint Maarten/Saint Martin, and north of St Kitts. Puerto Rico is 150 miles (240 km) to its west in the Lesser Antilles.