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Saint Kitts and Nevis

Saint Kitts and Nevis Geography Stats

Definitions

  • Area > Comparative: The area of various small countries expressed in comparison to various areas within the United States of America.
  • Area > Land: Total land area in square kilometres
  • Area > Land > Per capita: Total land area in square kilometres Per capita figures expressed per 1,000 population.
  • Area > Total: Total area in square kilometers
  • Average precipitation in depth > Mm per year: Average precipitation in depth (mm per year). Average precipitation is the long-term average in depth (over space and time) of annual precipitation in the country. Precipitation is defined as any kind of water that falls from clouds as a liquid or a solid.
  • Average rainfall in depth > Mm per year: Average rainfall is the long-term average in depth (over space and time) of annual precipitation in the country. Precipitation is defined as any kind of water that falls from clouds as a liquid or a solid.
  • Climate: A brief description of typical weather regimes throughout the year.
  • Coastline: The total length of the boundary between the land area (including islands) and the sea.
  • Geographic coordinates: This entry includes rounded latitude and longitude figures for the purpose of finding the approximate geographic center of an entity and is based on the Gazetteer of Conventional Names, Third Edition, August 1988, US Board on Geographic Names and on other sources.
  • Land area > Sq. km: Land area is a country's total area, excluding area under inland water bodies, national claims to continental shelf, and exclusive economic zones. In most cases the definition of inland water bodies includes major rivers and lakes."
  • Land area > Square miles: Country land area.
  • Location: The country's regional location, neighboring countries, and adjacent bodies of water.
  • Natural resources: A country's mineral, petroleum, hydropower, and other resources of commercial importance.
  • Surface area > Sq. km: Surface area is a country's total area, including areas under inland bodies of water and some coastal waterways.
  • Terrain: A brief description of the topography
STAT AMOUNT DATE RANK HISTORY
Area > Comparative one and a half times the size of Washington, DC 2013
Area > Land 261 sq km 2008 204th out of 235
Area > Land > Per capita 6.55 sq km per 1,000 people 2008 152nd out of 224
Area > Total 261 sq km 2013 211th out of 251
Average precipitation in depth > Mm per year 1,427 2011 62nd out of 178
Average rainfall in depth > Mm per year 1,427 2008 60th out of 169
Climate tropical, tempered by constant sea breezes; little seasonal temperature variation; rainy season (May to November) 2013
Coastline 135 km 2014 153th out of 242
Geographic coordinates 17 20 N, 62 45 W 2013
Land area > Sq. km 260 sq km 2008 190th out of 199
Land area > Square miles 104 square miles 2013 85th out of 86
Location Caribbean, islands in the Caribbean Sea, about one-third of the way from Puerto Rico to Trinidad and Tobago 2013
Natural resources arable land 2013
Surface area > Sq. km 360 km² 2005 191st out of 204
Terrain volcanic with mountainous interiors 2013

SOURCES: CIA World Factbooks 18 December 2003 to 28 March 2011; Food and Agriculture Organization; Food and Agriculture Organisation, electronic files and web site.; All CIA World Factbooks 18 December 2003 to 18 December 2008; British Broadcasting Corporation 2014; World Development Indicators database

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Saint Kitts and Nevis Geography Profiles (Subcategories)

Area 11 Maritime claims 6
Land area 3 Surface area 3
Land use 3
  • Saint Kitts and Nevis ranked last for area > total amongst Heavily indebted countries in 2013.
  • Saint Kitts and Nevis ranked #5 for land use > arable land amongst Latin America and Caribbean in 2013.
  • Saint Kitts and Nevis ranked second last for land area > sq. km amongst Former British colonies in 2008.