Saint Kitts and Nevis

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Island Description

Saint Kitts and Nevis is a dual-island nation situated between the Atlantic Ocean and Caribbean Sea. It's known for cloud-shrouded mountains and beaches. Many of its former sugar plantations are now inns or atmospheric ruins. The larger of the 2 islands, Saint Kitts, is dominated by the dormant Mount Liamuiga volcano, home to a crater lake, green vervet monkeys and rainforest crisscrossed with hiking trails.

Island Key Facts

Official Name: Federation of Saint Kitts and Nevis
Capital: Basseterre
Area: 261 sq km (Saint Kitts 168 sq km; Nevis 93 sq km)
Continent: North America
Population: 39,349 (2007 est)
Languages: English
Currency: East Caribbean dollar (XCD)

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