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Saint Kitts and Nevis

Saint Kitts and Nevis

The Federation of Saint Kitts and Nevis (also known as the Federation of Saint Christopher and Nevis),[2] located in the Leeward Islands, is a federal two-island state in the West Indies. It is the smallest sovereign state in the Americas, in both area and population.

 

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There is a growing colony on Nevis. The colony is a group of Americans and Canadians that have gained influence since they have arrived.

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Saint Kitts is not the island's original name. It was known as "Saint Christopher."

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In 1998, a vote in Nevis on a referendum to separate from Saint Kitts fell short of the two-thirds majority needed. Nevis is once more trying to separate from the Saint Kitts.

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First settled by the British in 1623, the islands became an associated state with full internal autonomy in 1967. The island of Anguilla rebelled and was allowed to secede in 1971. Saint Kitts and Nevis achieved independence in 1983.

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Sugar was the traditional mainstay of the St. Kitts economy until the 1970s. Although the crop still dominates the agricultural sector, activities such as tourism, export-oriented manufacturing, and offshore banking have assumed larger roles in the economy.

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The country's arethe two volcanic islands are separated by a three-km-wide channel called The Narrows. On the southern tip of Saint Kitts lies the Great Salt Pond. Nevis Peak sits in the center of its almost circular namesake island.

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St. Kitts and Nevis is a developing Caribbean nation consisting of two islands. The first island is called Saint Kitts and the second is Nevis.

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There is no U.S. Embassy or Consulate in St. Kitts and Nevis. The U.S. Embassy in Bridgetown, Barbados, is responsible for American citizen services in these islands.

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Saint Kitts and Nevis's began as a valuable trade spot. Its strategic location and valuable sugar trade led to an advanced and luxurious development that was among the best in the Colonial Caribbean.

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Christopher Columbus first spotted St. Kitts in 1493, when it was populated with native tribes. The Europeans didn't colonize until the British arrived in 1623.

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