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Saint Kitts and Nevis


    • Location:
      Caribbean, islands in the Caribbean Sea, about one-third of the way from Puerto Rico to Trinidad and Tobago

    • Map references:
      Central America and the Caribbean

    • Area:

        total area:
        269 sq km

        land area:
        269 sq km

        comparative area:
        slightly more than 1.5 times the size of Washington, DC

    • Land boundaries:
      0 km

    • Coastline:
      135 km

    • Maritime claims:

        contiguous zone:
        24 nm

        exclusive economic zone:
        200 nm or to the edge of the continental margin

        territorial sea:
        12 nm

    • International disputes:
      none

    • Climate:
      subtropical tempered by constant sea breezes; little seasonal temperature variation; rainy season (May to November)

    • Terrain:
      volcanic with mountainous interiors

    • Natural resources:
      negligible

    • Land use:

        arable land:
        22%

        permanent crops:
        17%

        meadows and pastures:
        3%

        forest and woodland:
        17%

        other:
        41%

    • Irrigated land:
      NA sq km

    • Environment:

        current issues:
        NA

        natural hazards:
        hurricanes (July to October)

        international agreements:
        party to - Biodiversity, Climate Change, Endangered Species, Hazardous Wastes, Law of the Sea, Ozone Layer Protection, Whaling






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