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    Saint Kitts and Nevis Geography - 2005
    http://www.allcountries.org/wfb2005/saint_kitts_and_nevis/saint_kitts_and_nevis_geography.html
    SOURCE: 2005 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)
      land: 261 sq km
      water: 0 sq km

      Area - comparative:
      1.5 times the size of Washington, DC

      Land boundaries:
      0 km

      Coastline:
      135 km

      Maritime claims:
      territorial sea: 12 nm
      contiguous zone: 24 nm
      exclusive economic zone: 200 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: 19.44%
      permanent crops: 2.78%
      other: 77.78% (2001)

      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 2005 World Fact Book of the United States Central Intelligence Agency. No claims are made regarding the accuracy of Saint Kitts and Nevis Geography 2005 information contained here. All suggestions for corrections of any errors about Saint Kitts and Nevis Geography 2005 should be addressed to the CIA.







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