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Saint Kitts and Nevis are located in the Caribbean (Caribbean) and are the smallest nation in the western hemisphere, both in area and in population. Both islands were a British colony until 1983. On Nevis there is a desire to break away from the main island of Saint Kitts, also called Saint Christopher. Tropical beaches attract tourists to the country, which is known as a tax haven and has problems with drug trafficking and money laundering.
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Geography and climate

Saint Kitts and Nevis, also called Saint Christopher and Nevis, are located in the Caribbean (Caribbean) about 30 miles southeast of Puerto Rico. The country consists of two islands and forms part of the Läöarna (Leeward Islands) chain, which in turn is part of the small group of Antilles. The main island of Saint Kitts is located about three kilometers northwest of the smaller island of Nevis.

Both Saint Kitts and Nevis are mountainous and of volcanic origin. The interior of the islands is covered by tropical forest while the coasts consist of sandy beaches. However, much of the original forest has given way to plantation crops. Around Nevis runs a coral reef.

Saint Kitts and Nevis have a tropical climate with an average temperature of 24 degrees per year all year round. Northeast pass winds bring ample rainfall.

There is no really clearly defined rainy season as in the rest of the Caribbean, but it still rains a bit more from May to November than during the rest of the year. The hurricane season lasts from July to October.

Geography and climate of St. Kitts

Surface

261 km2 (2018)

Time

Swedish –5 hours

Capital with number of inhabitants

Basseterre (at Saint Kitts, with suburbs) 14 100 (2014) 1

Other major cities

Charlestown (on Nevis) 2,200 (2011) 2

Highest mountain

Mount Liamuiga (at Saint Kitts, 1,156 m asl), Nevis Peak (at Nevis, 985 m asl)

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