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An island state, it is located in the northern sector of the Lesser Antilles, in the Leeward Islands; it is formed by the islands of Saint Christopher (better known as Saint Kitts), Nevis and other minors. Having become an English and French colony in 1623, the archipelago was part of the colonial empire of Her British Majesty and the possessions of the French West India Companies for about 40 years. In the second half of the 17th century the British Empire succeeded in driving out the small French community and the agents of the Companies. In 1967 it assumed the status of associate state to become completely independent in 1983. The mountainous hinterland, the sugar cane plantations of the plains and the deep bays embellish this archipelago, which constitutes the smallest country in the western hemisphere. According to COUNTRYAAH, Saint Kitts and Nevis is a nation in North America, the capital city of which is Basseterre. The latest population of Saint Kitts and Nevis is 52,441. TRANSPORTHINT: Lists and descriptions of main religions and beliefs in St. Kitts, including religion demographics and statistics on Christianity, Islam, Judaism, etc.

THE STATE
An independent state within the Commonwealth, Saint Kitts and Nevis is a constitutional monarchy ruled by the sovereign of Great Britain represented by a governor. Legislative power rests with the National Assembly, partly appointed and partly elected by universal suffrage for 5 years; executive power is exercised by the prime minister and other ministers appointed by him. The system of law in use is based on the Common Law British. Justice is administered by the Supreme Court of the Eastern Caribbean, based in Santa Lucia, it is divided into the Court of Appeal and the High Court. There are also lower courts. The death penalty is in force in the country. The defense of the state is guaranteed by an armed body, which also includes the Coast Guard and a Police Force, conscription is not compulsory and the minimum age for voluntary military service is 18 years. Education is compulsory from 5 to 14 years of age and is given in public and private schools; schooling is particularly widespread and this contributes to keeping the illiteracy rate low (2.2% in 2003). There are some medical-scientific university education institutes, such as Ross University;

GEOGRAPHY
The island of Saint Kitts (176.2 km²), of volcanic nature, has an almost oval shape and extends to the SE with a narrow appendage; it is mountainous (Mount Liamuiga, 1156 m) and largely covered by forests and scrubland. Also mountainous is Nevis (93.2 km²), formed by the remains of three ancient volcanic buildings: it culminates in Nevis Peak (985 m). The climate is tropical, with abundant rainfall; the average annual temperature is 26 ºC.