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Country name conventional long form: Federation of Saint Kitts and Nevis
conventional short form: Saint Kitts and Nevis
former: Federation of Saint Christopher and Nevis
Gevernment typeparliamentary democracy
Capital name: Basseterre
geographic coordinates: 17 18 N, 62 43 W
time difference: UTC-4 (1 hour ahead of Washington, DC during Standard Time)
Flag descriptiondivided diagonally from the lower hoist side by a broad black band bearing two white, five-pointed stars; the black band is edged in yellow; the upper triangle is green, the lower triangle is red
CurrencyEast Caribbean dollar (XCD)
Internet country
Ports and terminalsBasseterre, Charlestown
Agriculture productssugarcane, rice, yams, vegetables, bananas; fish
Industriessugar processing, tourism, cotton, salt, copra, clothing, footwear, beverages
LocationCaribbean, islands in the Caribbean Sea, about one-third of the way from Puerto Rico to Trinidad and Tobago
Coordinates17 20 N, 62 45 W
ContinentCentral America and the Caribbean
Area total: 261 sq km (Saint Kitts 168 sq km; Nevis 93 sq km)
land: 261 sq km
water: 0 sq km
Boundaries0 km
Coastline135 km
Climatetropical, tempered by constant sea breezes; little seasonal temperature variation; rainy season (May to November)
Terrainvolcanic with mountainous interiors
Natural resourcesarable land
Natural hazardshurricanes (July to October)
Population39,129 (July 2006 est.)
Ethnic groupspredominantly black; some British, Portuguese, and Lebanese
ReligionsAnglican, other Protestant, Roman Catholic

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