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of Saint Kitts and Nevis (also known as the Federation of Saint Christopher
and Nevis, located in the Leeward Islands, is a federal two-island
nation in the West Indies. It is the smallest nation in the Americas
in both area and population.
The capital city and headquarters of government for the federated
state is on the larger island of Saint Kitts. The smaller state
of Nevis lies about 2 miles (3 km) southeast of Saint Kitts, across
a shallow channel called "The Narrows".
Historically, the British dependency of Anguilla was also a part
of this union, then known collectively as Saint Christopher-Nevis-Anguilla.
Saint Kitts and Nevis are geographically part of the Leeward Islands.
To the north-northwest lie the islands of Saint Eustatius, Saba,
Saint Barthélemy, and Saint Martin. To the northeast are
Antigua and Barbuda, and to the southeast is the small uninhabited
island of Redonda, and the island of Montserrat, which currently
has an active volcano.
Saint Kitts and Nevis were amongst the first islands
in the Caribbean to be settled by Europeans, with Saint Kitts having
the distinction of being home to both the first British and French
colonies in the Caribbean. Saint Kitts and Nevis is also the smallest
nation on Earth to ever host a World Cup event, after being one
of the host venues of the 2007 Cricket World Cup.
Information sourced from www.wikipedia.org