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Saint Kitts: Country and Foreign Investment

Geography

Saint Kitts and Nevis are islands in the Caribbean Sea, about one-third of the way from Puerto Rico to Trinidad and Tobago.

The two volcanic islands, which are renowned for their beautiful mountain scenery, total 261 sq km in area and 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 center of its almost circular namesake island and its ball shape complements that of its sister island.

The climate is tropical, tempered by constant sea breezes and there is little seasonal temperature variation. The rainy season is from May to November. There can be hurricanes between July and October.

The capital is Basseterre, on Saint Kitts, and there are harbours at Basseterre and Charlestown (Nevis). Bradshaw International Airport, near Basseterre, can handle large jets, while Nevis’s Newcastle Airport is only capable of handling light aircraft.

Airline services to the Federation have been improving, and there are now direct flights from New York, Philadelphia, Miami, as well as links to other Caribbean islands.

Nevis is dominated by Nevis Peak, which rises to a height of 3,265 feet in the centre of the island. The majority of the population occupies the capital of Charlestown, which is situated on the western, or leeward side of the island. Although Nevis has a typical West Indies maritime tropical climate, high temperature are offset by northeasterly trade winds and humidity is relatively low.

 

 

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