Saint Kitts and Nevis: At a glance
Saint Kitts and Nevis is a sovereign country in Central America/Caribbean, with a total land area of approximately 261 sq km. Carib Indians occupied the islands of the West Indies for hundreds of years before the British began settlement in 1623. In 1967, the island territory of Saint Christopher-Nevis-Anguilla became an associated state of the UK with full internal autonomy. The island of Anguilla rebelled and was allowed to secede in 1971. The remaining islands achieved independence in 1983 as Saint Kitts and Nevis. In 1998, a vote in Nevis on a referendum to separate from Saint Kitts fell short of the two-thirds majority needed. Nevis continues in its efforts to separate from Saint Kitts.
How big is Saint Kitts and Nevis compared to Saint Helena, Ascension, and Tristan da Cunha?
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The statistics on this page were calculated using the following data sources:
The World Factbook.