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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: 57,000 (2020E—World Bank); 53,821 (2020E—U.S. Census).

Major Urban Center (2017E—UN): BASSETERRE (12,920).

Official Language: English.

Monetary Unit: East Caribbean Dollar (market rate September 30, 2020: 2.70 dollars = $1US).

Sovereign: Queen ELIZABETH II.

Governor General: Sir Samuel Weymouth Tapley SEATON; sworn in on May 19, 2015, succeeding Sir Edmund Wickham LAWRENCE.

Prime Minister: Timothy Sylvester HARRIS (People’s Labour Party); sworn in on February 18, 2015, succeeding Denzil ...

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