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Saint Kitts and Nevis Geography

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Saint Kitts and Nevis's Quick Facts

Land Area 261 km2
Water Area 0 km2
Total Area 261 km2
Population 52,329
Population Density 200.49 / km2
Government Type Federal Parliamentary Democracy (National Assembly) Under A Constitutional Monarchy; A Commonwealth Realm
GDP (PPP) $1.43 Billion
GDP Per Capita $25,500
Currency Dollar (XCD)
Largest Cities
  • Basseterre (12,920)

Saint Kitts and Nevis is a twin island country located in the eastern Caribbean Sea. Both islands are actually the summits of a submerged volcanic mountain range.

Nevis is cone shaped, with a central volcanic peak; Nevis Peak. The island has a narrow coastal plain that rises gently into the upper elevations. There are a scattering of white and black sand beaches.

St. Kitts is an elongated oval in shape, except for a long, narrow peninsula to the southeast. Its narrow coastal plain rises steeply into the upper elevations.

It is comprised of a group of volcanic peaks, the highest of which is Mount Liamuiga, formerly Mount Misery, a dormant volcano some 1,156 m, (3,792 ft) high.

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