Corn Islands


Corn Islands

geographical name \ˈkrn\

Definition of CORN ISLANDS

two small islands Nicaragua in the Caribbean

Corn Islands

   (Concise Encyclopedia)

Two small islands, Caribbean Sea. Known as Great Corn and Little Corn, they lie about 40 mi (64 km) off the coast of Nicaragua and were leased to the U.S. by Nicaragua for use as a naval base (1916–71). The islands produce copra, coconut oil, lobsters, and frozen shrimp. Tourism is important on Great Corn Island.

Variants of CORN ISLANDS

Corn Islands Spanish Islas del Maíz

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