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Saint Kitts and Nevis
Capital:
Basseterre
Population:
38,836 (July 2004 est.)
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Background:
First settled by the British in 1623, the islands became an associated state with full internal autonomy in 1967. 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. Nevis is once more trying to separate from the Saint Kitts.
Government type:
constitutional monarchy with Westminster-style parliament
GDP:
purchasing power parity - $339 million (2002 est.)
Internet users:
10,000 (2002)
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