St. Kitts and Nevis

Located only 2 miles (1 mile = 1.609344 kilometers) apart, the Federation of St. Kitts and Nevis is a two-island eastern Caribbean nation positioned on the Leeward Islands chain in the Lesser Antilles. With a collective land mass of 261 square kilometers and a population of around 50,000 people, it stands as the New World's smallest and least populous nation. Saint Christopher (later abbreviated to St. Kitts) became Britain's first Caribbean colony in 1623, soon establishing a slave-driven economy of cotton and sugar production.

As former British colonies, and later a Britain-associated self-governing state (with Anguilla, which seceded in 1971), St. Kitts and Nevis became an independent federation in 1983. Like Canada and Australia, St. Kitts and Nevis is a Commonwealth realm and sovereign state in ...

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