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Nevis and southeastern peninsula of St. Kitts
A view of Nevis from the southeastern peninsula of St. Kitts. Image: Nesnad
 

About Saint Kitts and Nevis

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Ruins of Cottle Church on Round Hill Estate on the island of Nevis. Photo: Jeremy Hetzel
Coat of Arms of St. Kitts and NevisSatellite view is showing St. Kitts and Nevis, officially: the Federation of Saint Christopher and Nevis, the two islands in the Caribbean Sea, about 400 km east of Puerto Rico.

Columbus discovered the islands in 1493 and named one St. Christopher for his patron saint. English settlers first in 1623, they shortened the name to St. Kitts. It was the first successful English colony in the West Indies. The French came two years later, and in 1628 the British settled also Nevis.
In the Treaty of Paris of 1783 the islands were ceded to Great Britain. The two islands gained full independence in 1983 within the British Commonwealth.

The islands have together a land area of 261 km², and a population of 52,000 inhabitants. Capital city is Basseterre, founded in 1627 (not to be confused with Basse-Terre, the administrative capital of Guadeloupe).
Spoken languages are English (official) and Creole.

The islands are of volcanic origin, with large central peaks covered in tropical rainforest. The highest peak is Mount Liamuiga on St. Kitts with a height of 1,156 m.

St. Kitts and Nevis's economy is based on tourism, agriculture and light manufacturing industries.

Neighboring island states: Antigua and Barbuda and Montserrat.

The map shows Saint Kitts and Nevis with cities, towns, expressways, main roads and streets, and the location of Robert L. Bradshaw International Airport, also called the Golden Rock Airport (IATA code: SKB).

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Local Time Saint Kitts and Nevis:
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Standard time zone: Atlantic Standard Time (AST); UTC/GMT -4 hours
 
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