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 KITTITIAN, NEVISIAN POLITICAL
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Background: 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. 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 try and separate from Saint Kitts.
 
 
Common Name: Saint Kitts And Nevis Local Official Name: Saint Kitts and Nevis
Abbreviated Name: Federation of Saint Kitts and Nevis Official Name: Saint Kitts and Nevis
Official Script Name: Saint Kitts and Nevis Local Common Name: Saint Kitts and Nevis
Former Name: Federation of Saint Christopher and Nevis Territory of: NA
 
Head of State: Queen ELIZABETH II
 
Government Type: parliamentary democracy
 
Independence: 1983 September 19 (from UK)
 
Constitution: 1983 September 19
 
National Holiday: Independence Day, 19 September
 
International Organization Participation: ACP, C, Caricom, CDB, FAO, G-77, IBRD, ICAO, ICCt, ICFTU, ICRM, IDA, IFAD, IFC, IFRCS, ILO, IMF, IMO, Interpol, IOC, ITU, MIGA, OAS, OECS, OPANAL, OPCW, UN, UNCTAD, UNESCO, UNIDO, UPU, WHO, WIPO, WTO
 
Administrative Divisions: 14 parishes; Christ Church Nichola Town, Saint Anne Sandy Point, Saint George Basseterre, Saint George Gingerland, Saint James Windward, Saint John Capesterre, Saint John Figtree, Saint Mary Cayon, Saint Paul Capesterre, Saint Paul Charlestown, Saint Peter Basseterre, Saint Thomas Lowland, Saint Thomas Middle Island, Trinity Palmetto Point
 
Dependent Areas: NA
 
Legal System: based on English common law
 
Suffrage: 18 years
 
Executive, Legislative and Judicial Branches: Executive Branch: chief of state: Queen ELIZABETH II (since 6 February 1952), represented by Governor General Cuthbert Montraville SEBASTIAN (since 1 January 1996) head of government: Prime Minister Dr. Denzil DOUGLAS (since 6 July 1995) and Deputy Prime Minister Sam CONDOR (since 6 July 1995) cabinet: Cabinet appointed by the governor general in consultation with the prime minister elections: none; the monarch is hereditary; the governor general is appointed by the monarch; following legislative elections, the leader of the majority party or leader of a majority coalition is usually appointed prime minister by the governor general; deputy prime minister appointed by the governor general Legislative Branch: unicameral National Assembly (14 seats, 3 appointed and 11 popularly elected from single-member constituencies; members serve five-year terms) elections: last held 25 October 2004 (next to be held by 2009) election results: percent of vote by party - NA%; seats by party - SKNLP 7, CCM 2, NRP 1, PAM 1 Judicial Branch: Eastern Caribbean Supreme Court (based on Saint Lucia; one judge of the Supreme Court resides in Saint Kitts and Nevis)
 
Party Leaders: Concerned Citizens Movement or CCM [Vance AMORY]; Nevis Reformation Party or NRP [Joseph PARRY]; People's Action Movement or PAM [Lindsey GRANT]; Saint Kitts and Nevis Labor Party or SKNLP [Dr. Denzil DOUGLAS]
 
International Disputes: joins other Caribbean states to counter Venezuela's claim that Aves Island sustains human habitation, a criterion under UNCLOS, which permits Venezuela to extend its EEZ/continental shelf over a large portion of the Caribbean Sea
 
Illicit Drugs: transshipment point for South American drugs destined for the US and Europe; some money-laundering activity 
 
 
 KITTITIAN, NEVISIAN GEOGRAPHY
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Location of Saint Kitts And Nevis: Caribbean, islands in the Caribbean Sea, about one-third of the way from Puerto Rico to Trinidad and Tobago
 
Continent: North America Land Area Total: 261 sq km 
Region: Caribbean Land Area Land: 261 sq km
Capitol City: Basseterre Land Area Water: 0 sq km
      
Latitude: 017 20 N Border Boundary Land: 0 km
Longitude: 062 45 W Border Boundary Coastline: 135 km 
  
Arable Land: 19.44 % Pastures: 0.00 %
Crops: 2.78 % Woodlands and Forests: 0.00
  
Highest Elevation: 1,156 m Location: Mount Liamuiga
Lowest Elevation: 0 m Location: Caribbean Sea
  
Largest City in Saint Kitts And Nevis: Basse-Terre Basse-Terre Largest City Population: 12,000
  
Threatened Species: 0
 
Environmental Issues: NA
 
Environmental 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
 
Irrigated Land: 0
 
Bordering Countries: NA
 
Natural Resources: arable land
 
Geographical Terrain: volcanic with mountainous interiors
 
Comparative Area of Saint Kitts And Nevis: 1.5 times the size of Washington, DC
 
Saint Kitts And Nevis's Geography: 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 ce
 

 KITTITIAN, NEVISIAN CLIMATE
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General Climate: tropical tempered by constant sea breezes; little seasonal temperature variation; rainy season (May to November)
 
Natural Hazards: hurricanes (July to October)
 
 
 KITTITIAN, NEVISIAN ECONOMY
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Economic Overview: Sugar was the traditional mainstay of the Saint 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. Tourism revenues are now the chief source of the islands' foreign exchange; about 40,000 tourist visited Nevis during the 2003-2004 season. Additional tourist facilities, including a second cruise ship pier, hotels, and golf courses are under construction.
 
 
GDP: $339,000,000 USD Currency: East Caribbean dollar
GDP per Capita: $8,200 USD Currency Code: XCD
GDP Growth Rate: 4.90 %
  
Currency Exchange Rate History: East Caribbean dollars per US dollar - 2.7 (2005), 2.7 (2004), 2.7 (2003), 2.7 (2002), 2.7 (2001)
  
  
GDP of Agriculture: 3.50 % GDP of Industry: 25.80 %
GDP of Services: 70.70 %  
   
Inflation Rate: 8.70 % Population in Poverty: 0.00 %
Unemployment Rate: 4.50 % Tourism: 84,000.00 visitors each year
   
Consumption by lowest 10%: 0.00 % Budget Revenue in USD: $89,700,000 USD
Consumption by upper 10%: 0.00 % Budget Expenditures in USD: $128,200,000 USD
   
Electricity Production: 111,700,000 kWh Electricity Exports: 0 kWh
Electricity Consumption: 103,900,000 kWh Electricity Imports: 0 kWh

Electricity Production by Source:
 
Fossil Fuel Electricity Production: 100.00% Nuclear Electricity Production: 0.00%
Hydro Electricity Production: 0.00% Other Electricity Production: 0.00%
   
Oil Production: 0 barrels per day Natural Gas Production: 0 cu m
Oil Consumption: 700 barrels per day Natural Gas Consumption: 0 cu m
Oil Exports: 0 barrels per day Natural Gas Exports: 0 cu m
Oil Imports: 0 barrels per day Natural Gas Imports: 0 cu m
Proven Oil Reserves: 0 barrels Proven Natural Gas Reserves: 0 cu m
   
External Debt: $314,000,000 USD Received in economic aid: $-110,000 USD
  Donated in economic aid: $0 USD
   
Agricultural Products: sugarcane, rice, yams, vegetables, bananas; fish
 
Primary Industries: sugar processing, tourism, cotton, salt, copra, clothing, footwear, beverages
 
Industrial Growth Rate: 0.00 %
  
  
Import Amount in USD: $405,000,000 USD - machinery, manufactures, food, fuels
 
Import Partners: US 46.9%, Trinidad and Tobago 13.7%, UK 5.4%, France 4.5%, Japan 4.2%
 
Export Amount in USD: $70,000,000 USD - machinery, food, electronics, beverages, tobacco
 
Export Partners: US 63.5%, Canada 8.4%, UK 5.8%
 
    
GINI Index: 0.00%
 
Labor Force Number of People: 18,170
 
Labor Force by Occupations: NA
 
  
 KITTITIAN, NEVISIAN COMMUNICATIONS
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Radio Broadcast Stations: 6 Number of People with Radios: 28,000
Television Broadcast Stations: 1 Number of People with Televisions: 10,000
Number of People with Mainline Telephones: 25,000 Number of People with Mobile Phones: 10,000
 
Internet Service Providers: 50 Internet Users: 10,000
 
Internet Country Code: .kn Newspapers: 0
Two Letter Country Code: SC Weights and Measures:
Phone Country Code: 1-869 Electricity Voltage: Volts
  
Telephone Systems: general assessment: good inter-island and international connections domestic: inter-island links via Eastern Caribbean Fiber Optic cable; construction of enhanced wireless infrastructure launched in November 2004 international: country code - 1-869; international calls are carried by submarine cable or Intelsat
 
  
 KITTITIAN, NEVISIAN TRANSPORTATION
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Highways: 138 km Railways: 50 km
Gas And Oil Pipelines: 0 km Waterways: 0 km
Airports: 2 Heliports: 0
 
Motor Vehicles: 297 per 1,000 people CO2 Emissions: 0 Metric Tons of CO2 per year
  Per capita CO2 emissions: 0.00 Metric Tons of CO2 per year
  
Merchant Marines: total: 50 ships (1000 GRT or over) 261,556 GRT/381,593 DWT by type: bulk carrier 1, cargo 36, chemical tanker 5, passenger/cargo 2, petroleum tanker 5, refrigerated cargo 1 foreign-owned: 41 (Greece 1, Monaco 1, Russia 5, Spain 2, Syria 3, Tanzania 1, Turkey 6, UAE 19, Ukraine 3)
 
Ports and Harbors: Basseterre, Charlestown
 
  
 KITTITIAN, NEVISIAN PEOPLE
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Population: 39,129 people type - nationality Birth Rate: 18.02 births per 1,000 people
Population Density: 149.00 people per sq km Death Rate: 8.33 deaths per 1,000 people
Population Growth: 0.50% per year Fertility Rate per Women: 2.31 babies born per woman
 
Population Male 0-14: 5,515 Population Female 0-14: 5,263
Population Male 15-64: 12,605 Population Female 15-64: 12,572
Population Male 65+: 1,313 Population Female 65+: 1,861
 
Population 0-14: 27.50% Literacy Rate: 97.80%
Population 15-64: 64.30% Literacy rate of Males: 0.00%
Population 65+: 8.10% Literacy rate of Females: 0.00%
 
Population that is Male: 53.00 % Population that is Female: 47.00%
Life expectancy at birth in years: 72.40 years Infant mortality rate - baby deaths per 1000 births: 14.12 Babies die per 1,000 births
Life expectancy at birth for Males: 69.56 years Life expectancy at birth for Females: 75.42 years
 
Rate of AIDS/HIV infection: 0.00% Number of people living with AIDS or HIV: 0
Number of people who died of AIDS: 0
   
Disease Risk:
 
Diseases:
 
Net Migration Rate per 1,000 people: -4.70
 
Nationality: KITTITIAN, NEVISIAN
 
Ethnic Groups: predominantly black; some British, Portuguese, and Lebanese 
 
  
Primary Language: English
 
Other Languages: English
 
 
Primary Religion: Anglican
 
Other Religions: Anglican, other Protestant, Roman Catholic
 
  
 KITTITIAN, NEVISIAN MILITARY
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Branches: Saint Kitts and Nevis Defense Force (includes Coast Guard), Royal Saint Kitts and Nevis Police Force
 
Manpower Fit to Serve: 18 years
 
Manpower Available: 18,432 People
 
Manpower Fit to Serve: 14,764 People
 
Amount of Manpower Available each Year: 1,304 People per year
 
Expenditures: $0 USD per year
 
Expenditures as a Percentage of GDP: 0.00
 
 
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