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    Saint Kitts and Nevis Geography - 2003
    http://www.theodora.com/wfb2003/saint_kitts_and_nevis/saint_kitts_and_nevis_geography.html
    SOURCE: 2003 CIA WORLD FACTBOOK

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


      Geographic coordinates: 17 20 N, 62 45 W


      Map references: Central America and the Caribbean


      Area: total: 261 sq km (Saint Kitts 168 sq km; Nevis 93 sq km)
      water: 0 sq km
      land: 261 sq km


      Area - comparative: 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
      territorial sea: 12 NM
      continental shelf: 200 NM or to the edge of the continental margin


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


      Terrain: volcanic with mountainous interiors


      Elevation extremes: lowest point: Caribbean Sea 0 m
      highest point: Mount Liamuiga 1,156 m


      Natural resources: arable land


      Land use: arable land: 16.67%
      permanent crops: 2.78%
      other: 80.55% (1998 est.)


      Irrigated land: NA sq km


      Natural hazards: hurricanes (July to October)


      Environment - current issues: NA


      Environment - international agreements: party to: Biodiversity, Climate Change, Desertification, Endangered Species, Hazardous Wastes, Law of the Sea, Ozone Layer Protection, Ship Pollution, Whaling
      signed, but not ratified: none of the selected agreements


      Geography - note: with coastlines in the shape of a baseball bat and ball, the two volcanic islands are separated by a three-km-wide channel called The Narrows; on the southern tip of long, baseball bat-shaped Saint Kitts lies the Great Salt Pond; Nevis Peak sits in the center of its almost circular namesake island and its ball shape complements that of its sister island


      NOTE: The information regarding Saint Kitts and Nevis on this page is re-published from the 2003 World Fact Book of the United States Central Intelligence Agency. No claims are made regarding the accuracy of Guinea Geography 2003 information contained here. All suggestions for corrections of any errors about Saint Kitts and Nevis Geography 2003 should be addressed to the CIA.

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