St Kitts and Nevis

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ST KITTS AND NEVIS lie in the Leeward Islands in the eastern Caribbean Sea. In 1983, St Christopher (popularly known as St Kitts) and Nevis became a sovereign democratic federal state with the British monarch as head of state.

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St Kitts consists of three extinct volcanoes linked by a sandy isthmus to other volcanic remains in the south.

Nevis, 3 kilometers or 2 miles south of St Kitts, is an extinct volcano.

The high­est point is Mount Liamuiga (1,315 meters or 4,314 feet) on St Kitts, and the islands have a tropical climate.

Around most of St Kitts’ island, sugar cane is grown on fertile soil covering the gentle slopes. Sugar is the chief export crop, but market gar­dening and livestock expanded on the steeper slopes above the cane fields.

Some vegetables, coconuts, fruits, and cereals are grown. Industry includes sugar processing, brewing, distilling, and bottling.

St Kitts has a major tourist development at Frigate Bay, and tourism is the country’s primary source of income.

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Both Saint Kitts and Nevis are volcanic islands. The larger of the two, Saint Kitts, contains a dormant volcano, a salt lake, and tropical forests. Nevis’s circular island, also home to a dormant volcano, slopes to its highest peak, Nevis Peak, and is home to rich forests and sandy beaches. Both islands are known for their lush vegetation.

Saint Kitts and Nevis are located in the Caribbean Sea. While there are coral reefs throughout the Caribbean, none of the reefs near the islands are of significant size. The highest concentration of these reefs is near Nag’s Head and the southwestern coast of Saint Kitts. The coral reefs on Saint Kitts, notably those near Sandy Point Bay, are rich in marine life. A two-mile-wide channel, known as the Narrows, separates Saint Kitts from Nevis.

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