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    Saint Kitts and Nevis Geography 1998

      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

      total: 269 sq km
      land: 269 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
      continental shelf: 200 nm or to the edge of the continental margin
      territorial sea: 12 nm
      contiguous zone: 24 nm
      exclusive economic zone: 200 nm or to the edge of the continental margin

      Climate subtropical 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 NEGL

      Land use
      arable land: 22%
      permanent crops: 17%
      permanent pastures: 3%
      forests and woodland: 17%
      other: 41% (1993 est.)

      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, Whaling
      signed, but not ratified: none of the selected agreements

      NOTE: The information regarding Saint Kitts and Nevis on this page is re-published from the 1998 World Fact Book of the United States Central Intelligence Agency. No claims are made regarding the accuracy of Saint Kitts and Nevis Geography 1998 information contained here. All suggestions for corrections of any errors about Saint Kitts and Nevis Geography 1998 should be addressed to the CIA.

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