Saint Kitts and Nevis

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Saint Kitts and Nevis on World Map

Continent – North America

Region – Caribbean

Size – 261 km²

Geography – volcanic, mountainous

Language – English

Religion – Roman Catholic, Anglican, Protestant


Monetary Unit
– East Caribbean dollar

Natural Resources – arable land

Agriculture – sugarcane, rice, yams, vegetables, bananas; fish

Industry – tourism, cotton, salt, copra, clothing, footwear, beverages

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Neighbouring Countries – None

Population – 51,936 (2015 estimate)

Population Growth Rate 0.76%

Average Life Expectancy – 75.52

Capital City – Basseterre (14,000)

Highest Mountain – Mount Liamuiga (1,156m)

Longest River – No major rivers

Climate – tropical, hot, 26°C to 32°C

Yearly Rainfall – 110 cm mostly May to November

 

Plant Life – saman tree, coconut palms, poincianas, palmettos, lemon trees, bougainvillea, hibiscus, tamarind, orchids

Animal Life – black-faced vervet monkeys, mongoose, wild deer, frogs, lizards, fruit bats

Bird Life – hummingbirds, pelicans, frigate birds

Marine Life – barracuda, spiny lobster, longsnout seahorse, hermit crab

 

Harvard Reference for this page:

Heather Y Wheeler. (2015). Saint Kitts and Nevis. Available: http://www.naturalhistoryonthenet.com/Facts_Figures/Country_Facts/saint_kitts_and_nevis.htm. Last accessed Tuesday, July 19, 2016

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