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Total area: 101 sq mi (261 sq km). St. Kitts, 65 sq mi (168 sq km); Nevis, 36 sq mi (93 sq km)
Population (2022 est.): 53,546
Capital (2022 est.): Basseterre (on St. Kitts), 15,500.
Basseterre: Capital City Profile
Largest town on Nevis: Charlestown, 1,538
Monetary unit: East Caribbean dollar
Ethnicity/race: predominantly black; some British, Portuguese, and Lebanese
Religions: Anglican, other Protestant, Roman Catholic
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The island of Anguilla rebelled and was allowed to secede in 1971. Saint Kitts and Nevis achieved independence in 1983. In 1998, a vote in Nevis on a referendum to separate from Saint Kitts fell short of the two-thirds majority needed.
St. Kitts' economy is based largely on sugar cultivation and tourism, additionally St. Kitts and Nevis has the largest electronics assembly industry in the Eastern Caribbean.
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