Overview of Saint Kitts and Nevis

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The Federation of Saint Kitts and Nevis, also known as the Federation of Saint Christopher and Nevis), located in the Leeward Islands, is a federal two-island nation in the West Indies. It is the smallest sovereign state in the Americas, in both area and population.

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Capital and largest city: Basseterre

Official language: English

Demonym:
Kittitian (or, alternately, Kittian), Nevisian

Government:
Parliamentary democracy and Federal constitutional monarchy
- Monarch Elizabeth II
- Governor-General Sir Cuthbert Sebastian
- Prime Minister Dr. Denzil Douglas

Independence

- from the United Kingdom 19 September 1983

Area
- Total 261 km2 (207th)
- Water (%) negligible

Population
- July 2005 estimate 51,300 (209th)
- Density 164/km2 (64th)

Currency:
East Caribbean dollar (XCD)

Time zone:
(UTC-4)

Drives
on the left

ISO 3166 code:
KN

Internet TLD: .kn

Calling code:
+1-869