Pub. date: 2008 | Online Pub. Date: April 25, 2008 | DOI: 10.4135/9781412963893 | Print ISBN: 9781412958783 | Online ISBN: 9781412963893| Publisher:SAGE Publications, Inc.About this encyclopedia
Saint Kitts and Nevis
Robin S. Corfield
LOCATED IN THE West Indies, Saint Kitts and Nevis are two islands in the Leeward Islands chain. They have a land area of 68 sq, mi, (168,4 sq, km.) for Saint Kitts and 35,9 sq, mi, (93,2 sq, km.) for Nevis, They have an overall population of 50,000 (2006 est.) and a population density of 426 people per sq, mi, (164 people per sq, km.). Some 75 percent of the population lives on the island of Saint Kitts, with 49 percent of the overall population living in Traditionally, ...