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    Saint Kitts and Nevis Geography - 1991

      Total area: 269 km2
      land area: 269 km2

      Comparative area: slightly more than 1.5 times the size of Washington, DC

      Land boundaries: none

      Coastline: 135 km

      Maritime claims:
      Contiguous zone: 24 nm
      Exclusive economic zone: 200 nm
      Territorial sea: 12 nm

      Climate: subtropical tempered by constant sea breezes; little seasonal temperature variation; rainy season (May to November)

      Terrain: volcanic with mountainous interiors

      Natural resources: negligible

      Land use: arable land 22%; permanent crops 17%; meadows and pastures 3%; forest and woodland 17%; other 41%

      Environment: subject to hurricanes (July to October)

      Note: located 320 km east-southeast of Puerto Rico

      NOTE: The information regarding Saint Kitts and Nevis on this page is re-published from the 1991 World Fact Book of the United States Central Intelligence Agency. No claims are made regarding the accuracy of Saint Kitts and Nevis Geography 1991 information contained here. All suggestions for corrections of any errors about Saint Kitts and Nevis Geography 1991 should be addressed to the CIA.

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