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St. Kitts and Nevis

Federation of Saint Kitts and Nevis
Federation of Saint Christopher and Nevis

Note: Both versions of the name are official, although “Federation of Saint Kitts and Nevis” is preferred.

Political Status: Former British dependency; joined West Indies Associated States in 1967; independent member of the Commonwealth since September 19, 1983.

Area: 101 sq. mi. (262 sq. km.), encompassing Saint Christopher (65 sq. mi.) and Nevis (36 sq. mi.).

Population: 45, 841 (2001C); 52, 800 (2010E).

Major Urban Center (2005E): BASSETERRE (Saint Christopher, 14, 000).

Official Language: English.

Monetary Unit: East Caribbean Dollar (official rate November 1, 2010: 2.70 dollars = $1US).

Sovereign: Queen ELIZABETH II.

Governor General: Sir Cuthbert Montroville SEBASTIAN; took office January 1, 1996, succeeding Sir Clement Athelston ARRINDELL.

Prime Minister: Dr. Denzil Llewellyn DOUGLAS (St. Kitts-Nevis Labour Party); sworn in on July 7, ...

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