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    Saint Kitts and Nevis Geography 2000

      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:
      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

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

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