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.

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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 the island of St Kitts, 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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