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Federation of Saint Kitts and Nevis
FlagCoat of arms
Motto: "Country Above Self"
Anthem: "O Land of Beauty!"


Royal anthem"God Save the Queen"
Capital
and largest city
Basseterre
17°18′N62°44′W / 17.300°N 62.733°W / 17.300; -62.733
Official languagesEnglish
Ethnic groups (2000)
  • 90.4% Black
  • 5.0% Mulatto
  • 3.0% East Indian
  • 1.0% White
  • 0.6% others
DemonymKittitian or Nevisian
GovernmentParliamentary democracy
under federal constitutional
monarchy
 • MonarchElizabeth II
 • Governor-GeneralSir S.W. Tapley Seaton
 • Prime MinisterTimothy Harris
LegislatureNational Assembly
Independence
 • Associated State27 February 1967 
 • from the United Kingdom19 September 1983 
Area
 • Total261 km2 (207th)
104 sq mi
 • Water (%)Negligible
Population
 • 2015 estimate54,961 (209th)
 • 2001 census46,325
 • Density164/km2 (64th)
424/sq mi
GDP (PPP)206 estimate
 • Total$1.458 billion[1]
 • Per capita$25,913[1]
GDP (nominal)2016 estimate
 • Total$945 million[1]
 • Per capita$16,793[1]
HDI (2014)Increase 0.752[2]
high ·77th
CurrencyEast Caribbean dollar (XCD)
Time zone(UTC-4)
Drives on theleft
Calling code+1 869
ISO 3166 codeKN
Internet TLD.kn
a.Or "Federation of Saint Kitts and Nevis".

Source: CIA World Factbook
Unless otherwise noted, information in this page is accurate as of October 9, 2016


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