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Islands of Saint Kitts and Nevis

Nevis     [1252]
Group: Archipelago: Leeward Islands
Country: St Kitts and Nevis: Atlantic
Lat: 17.15º NLong: 62.60º W Region: Caribbean Sea
Area: 92.3 sq. km   Altitude: 985 m   Shoreline: 36.6 km (scale 1:1000000)
ISLAND TYPE:

St Kitts (St Christopher)    [972]
   Group: Archipelago: Leeward Islands
   Country: St Kitts and Nevis   Region: Caribbean Sea
Lat: 17.35º N   Long : 62.75º W
Area: 170.8 sq. km   Altitude: 1156 m
Shoreline: 74.5 km (scale 1:1000000)   Coastal Index: 0.4362
Depth to nearest land: >200 m
Nearest island: 5 km   group: 140 km
Nearest continent: South America    Distance: 720 km    Isolation Index: 41
ISLAND TYPE: active volcanic      Natural Protection Indicator: 0
CLIMATE:   tropical 
CATASTROPHIC THREATS: cyclones
   Threat Indicator: 1
ECOSYSTEMS:           
SPECIES NUMBERS: Total Endemic Threatened (EVRI)
Plants  0 0 0
Butterflies 0 0 0
Land snails 0 0 0
Rept/Amphib 13 0 2
Land birds 0 0 0
Mammals 0 0 0

HUMAN OCCUPATION: Inhabited
  Population: 0    Density: 0.0 persons/sq. km
  Accessibility: airport
PROTECTED AREAS:    Protected Area Coverage Indicators - Terrestrial: 0  Marine: 0
  Number: 1   Area: Terrestrial: 0.0 sq. km    Marine: 0 sq. km
CONSERVATION IMPORTANCE INDEX   CI-Terrestrial: 1   Low
CI-Marine: 1   Low
Last updated: 01/02/98

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