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Saint Kitts and Nevis

LOCATED IN THE West Indies, Saint Kitts and Nevis are two islands in the Leeward Islands chain. They have a land area of 68 sq, mi, (168,4 sq, km.) for Saint Kitts and 35,9 sq, mi, (93,2 sq, km.) for Nevis, They have an overall population of 50,000 (2006 est.) and a population density of 426 people per sq, mi, (164 people per sq, km.). Some 75 percent of the population lives on the island of Saint Kitts, with 49 percent of the overall population living in urban areas, even though the capital—Basseterre—has a population of only 14,000, Some 22 percent of the land is arable, with another 3 percent used for meadow and pasture.

Traditionally, the economy of Saint Kitts, and especially Nevis, was centered ...

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