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St. Kitts and Nevis, also known in its constitution as Saint Christopher and Nevis has been independent since 1983 and forms part of the group of islands known as the Lesser Antilles, located about 2000 km to the southeast of Miami, USA. The country borrowed its name from the famous Christopher Columbus. The Federation comprises two islands: St. Kitts with 168.4 km (23 miles long and 5 miles across at its widest, encompassing an area of 68 square miles) and Nevis, the smaller island with an area of some 93.2 km2 (approximately 7 miles in diameter, covering a total of 36 square miles) lies to the south. The two islands support a population of about 50,000 of whom about 9,000 live on the island of Nevis.