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Government
The Government of St. Kitts is a parliament democracy within the Commonwealth of Nations. Her Majesty, Queen Elizabeth II, is the head of the Federation and is represented on St. Kitts by a Governor-General.

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St. Kitts offers a wide variety of activities and Cultural Festivals which include: Read more


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Economic Indicators
Real GDP at cost:       661 Million US (est. 2007)
Per Capita Income:     13,900 US (est. 2007)
Unemployment:          4.5 %
Average Inflation:       4.5 %
Local Currency:          Eastern Caribbean Dollar (fixed 1USD = 2.70 ECD) Read more


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Location
St. Kitts is a 68 square mile island situated in the Eastern Caribbean at 17.25˚ North and 62.5˚ West. It is part of the twin island Federation of St. Kitts and Nevis. Read more


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St. Kitts was originally inhabited by the Arawak and Carib tribes; the prehistoric hunter-gatherers who roamed the archipelago for centuries until the arrival of Christopher Columbus in 1493. The Caribs aptly called the island Liamuiga, meaning fertile island because of its soft volcanic soil. Nonetheless, it was Christopher Columbus who named the island St. Kitts, after his favorite Saint. Read more