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 of Saint Kitts and Nevis
(Banner) (Coat o airms)
Motto: "Country Above Self"
Saunt Kitts an Nevis
Offeecial leid Inglis
Caipital (an lairgest ceety) Basseterre
- Prime meenister
Parliamentary republic
Edmund Lawrence
Denzil Douglas
 - Tot
 - % watter

261 km²/104 sq mi
 - 2005
 -  census
 - Density

19 September 1983
Siller East Caribbean dollar (XCD)
Time zone UTC - 4
Naitional anthem O Land of Beauty
Internet TLD .tt
Cawin code +1-869

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 small uninhabited island of Redonda, and the island of Montserrat, which currently has 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 thus haes an aw been titled "The Mither Colony o the Wast Indies".