Saunt Kitts an Nevis

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Coordinates: 17°20′N 62°45′W / 17.333°N 62.750°W / 17.333; -62.750

Federation o Saunt Kitts an Nevis
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Motto: "Country Above Self"
Anthem: "O Land of Beauty!"

Location o Saunt Kitts an Nevis
Location o Saunt Kitts an Nevis
Caipital
an lairgest ceety
Basseterre
17°18′N 62°44′W / 17.300°N 62.733°W / 17.300; -62.733
Offeecial leids Inglis
Ethnic groups (2000)
Demonym Kittitian or Nevisian
Govrenment Federal parliamentary
constitutional monarchy
• Monarch
Elizabeth II
Sir S.W. Tapley Seaton
Timothy Harris
Legislatur Naitional Assembly
Independence
27 Februar 1967
• frae the Unitit Kinrick
19 September 1983
Aurie
• Tot
261 km2 (101 sq mi) (188th)
• Watter (%)
Negligible
Population
• 2015 estimate
54,961 (209t)
• 2011 census
46,204
• Density
164/km2 (424.8/sq mi) (64t)
GDP (PPP) 2016 estimate
• Total
$1.458 billion[1]
• Per capita
$25,913[1]
GDP (nominal) 2016 estimate
• Total
$945 million[1]
• Per capita
$16,793[1]
HDI (2015) Increase 0.765[2]
heich · 74t
Siller East Caribbean dollar (XCD)
Time zone (UTC-4)
Drives on the caur
Cawin code +1 869
ISO 3166 code KN
Internet TLD .kn
  1. Or "Federation of Saint Kitts and Nevis".

The Federation o Saunt Kitts an Nevis (Inglis: Federation of Saint Kitts and Nevis) locatit in the Leeward Islands, is a federal twa-island naition in the Wast Indies. It is the smawest sovereign state in the Americas, in baith aurie an population.

The caipital ceety an heidquarters o govrenment for the federatit state is Basseterre on the lairger island o Saint Kitts. The smawer state o Nevis lees aboot 2 miles (3 km) sootheast o Saint Kitts, athort a shallae channel cried "The Narraes".

Historically, the Breetish dependency o Anguilla wis a pairt o this union an aw, which wis then kent collectively as Saunt Christopher-Nevis-Anguilla. Saunt Kitts an Nevis are geographically pairt o the Leeward Islands. Tae the north-northwast lee the islands o Sint Eustatius, Saba, Saint Barthélemy, Saint-Martin/Sint Maarten an Anguilla. Tae the east an northeast are Antigua an Barbuda, an tae the sootheast is the smaw uninhabited island of Redonda, an the island of Montserrat, which currently haes an active volcano (see Soufrière Hills).

Saunt Kitts an Nevis wur amang the first islands in the Caribbean tae be settled bi Europeans. Saunt Kitts wis hame tae the first Inglis an French colonies in the Caribbean, an sicweys haes an aw been titled "The Mither Colony o the Wast Indies".

References[eedit | eedit soorce]

  1. 1.0 1.1 1.2 1.3 "St. Kitts and Nevis". International Monetary Fund. 2016. Retrieved 1 April 2016. 
  2. "2016 Human Development Report" (PDF). United Nations Development Programme. 2016. Retrieved 23 March 2017.