Federation of St. Christopher and Nevis
Country Above Self
O Land of Beauty
HEAD OF STATE
Queen Elizabeth II, of the United Kingdom and of the Commonwealth of Nations.
Represented by Tapley Seaton, Governor General.
USD 1.458 BILLION
Per capital USD 25,913
17 North, 62 West; Leeward Islands of the Lesser Antilles
Atlantic Standard Time throughout the year. 4 hours behind Greenwich Mean Time (-4 GMT)
104 square miles
Parliamentary democracy under a constitutional monarchy
Eastern Caribbean Dollar (XCD). U.S. bills are accepted by most stores and businesses and change is given in E.C. currency. U.S. coins are not accepted.
The legal system is based on English Common Law served by a high court of justice, a Court of Appeal and her Majesty’s Privy Council in London. St. Kitts has agreed to be included in the Caribbean Court of Appeals Circuit.
Agriculture, tourism, light manufacturing.
Robert L. Bradshaw International Airport (SKB)
Hot and tropical climate tempered by trade winds throughout most of the year. The driest period is from January to April and there is increased rainfall in summer and towards the end of the year. The average annual rainfall is about 125cm (50in) to 200cm (80in) with a wetter season from May to October.
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