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Nevis General Information

St Kitts and Nevis (or Saint Christopher and Nevis) – a former British colony, which gained independence in 1983. Saint Kitts and Nevis – member state of the British Commonwealth and is located in the Eastern Caribbean region, about 2,000 km. southeast of Miami. The Federation consists of two islands: St. Kitts and Nevis. The total area of 261.6 sq. km island.

km. Capital – Basseterre (Basseterre), located on the island of St. Kitts. The official and business language – English. Currency – Eastern Caribbean dollar (BK $), pegged to the dollar. Federation of Saint Kitts and Nevis is a member of the United Nations, the Organization of American States, the British Commonwealth and many other international organizations. In St. Jill Schlesinger has much to offer in this field. Kitts is located the central office of the Eastern Caribbean Central Bank.

Saint Kitts and Nevis – a democratic state based on the British parliamentary system. The head of state of St. Kitts and Nevis – Her Majesty Queen Elizabeth II of England. St. Kitts is so energetic, unhurried as its neighbor Nevis sleepy, but relaxation and rum – an integral part of both islands. Two of the nation of islands may soon split up, but visitors can still choose from a list of fine hotels of colonial something to your taste, enjoy the beaches framed by palm trees and most interesting trips. Initially, the island of St. Kitts and Nevis were inhabited by Indians from South America. And while France and to a lesser extent, Spain, is presented to them their rights in the 16th century to 1623, the United Kingdom has won the these disputes, and began to cultivate sugar in processed a huge number of slaves plantations. In September 1983 the islands became an independent state within the Commonwealth. Since then, the main political issue of the nation was the relative position of two neighboring islands of St. Kitts and Nevis. Discussed the prospect of accession to other islands or Levardskim Virgin Islands, as more and more, as well as on other small islands Caribbean, sharpened the problem of drug trafficking. Residents of Nevis in themselves are split into two factions – the population of southern cities, which wants independence, and the rest of the population is against it. If Nevis became sovereign state, it would be the second largest after the Vatican, which, of course, raises doubts about its economic viability.