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Protection & Enforcement of IPRs in Saint Kitts and Nevis

Federation of Saint Christopher and Nevis

Motto: "Country Above Self"
Location of Saint Kitts and Nevis
Capital
and largest city
Basseterre
17°18′N 62°44′W / 17.300°N 62.733°W / 17.300; -62.733
Official languagesEnglish
Vernacular languageSaint Kitts Creole
Ethnic groups
(2001)[1]
Religion
(2010)[2][3]
Demonym(s)Kittitian or Nevisian
GovernmentFederal parliamentary
constitutional monarchy
• Monarch
Elizabeth II
Sir Tapley Seaton
Timothy Harris
Anthony Michael Perkins
LegislatureNational Assembly
Independence
27 February 1967
• from the United Kingdom
19 September 1983
Area
• Total
261 km2 (101 sq mi) (187th)
• Water (%)
Negligible
Population
• 2018 estimate
52,441[4][5] (213th)
• 2011 census
46,204
• Density
164/km2 (424.8/sq mi) (64th)
GDP (PPP)2019 estimate
• Total
$1.758 billion
• Per capita
$31,095[6]
GDP (nominal)2019 estimate
• Total
$1.058 billion
• Per capita
$18,714[6]
HDI (2019)Increase 0.779[7]
high · 74th
CurrencyEast Caribbean dollar (XCD)
Time zoneUTC-4 (AST)
Driving sideleft
Calling code+1 869
ISO 3166 codeKN
Internet TLD.kn
  1. Or "Saint Kitts and Nevis".

Saint Kitts and Nevis

Saint Kitts and Nevis, officially known as the Federation of Saint Christopher and Nevis, is an island country in the West Indies. Located in the Leeward Islands chain of the Lesser Antilles, it is the smallest sovereign state in the Western Hemisphere, in both area and population. The country is a Commonwealth realm, with Elizabeth II as Queen and head of state. It is the only federation in the Caribbean.