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Saint Kitts and Nevis

Federation of Saint Kitts and Nevis Central America and the Caribbean Basseterre 51,538 inhabitants 261 sq km 197.46 inhabitants/sq km East Caribbean dollars (XCD) population evolution

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Mount Liamuiga

Stratovolcano

Mount Liamuiga is a 3,792 feet stratovolcano which forms the western part of the island of Saint Kitts. The peak is the highest point on the island of Saint Kitts, in the federation of Saint Kitts and Nevis, and in the entire British Leeward Islands, as well as one of the tallest peaks in the eastern Caribbean archipelago. The peak is topped by a 0.6 miles wide summit crater, which contained a shallow crater lake until 1959. As of 2006, the crater lake had re-formed. The last verified eruptions from the volcano were about 1,800 years ago, while reports of possible eruptions in 1692 and 1843 are considered uncertain. Mount Liamuiga was formerly named Mount Misery. The renaming took place on the date of St. Kitts' independence, September 19, 1983. However, many older citizens still refer to it as Mount Misery. The name Liamuiga is derived from the Kalinago name for the entire island of St. Kitts, which means, "fertile land." The mountainsides are covered in farmland and small villages up to the 1,500 feet height, after which lush tropical rainforests drape the slopes until cloud forest takes over at 3,000 ft. Many tours and guided hikes are organized to the peak's summit and surrounding rainforests, usually starting from Belmont Estate in the village of St. Paul's. From the summit, the views are outstanding, including the entire island and the beautiful Caribbean Sea, as well as the neighbouring islands of Saba, Statia, St. Barths, St. Martin, Antigua, and Nevis.

Frigate Bay

Body Of Water

Frigate Bay is the name of two bays located close together on the island of Saint Kitts. The two bays are located southeast of the capital Basseterre, at the northern end of the isthmus joining the Southeast Peninsula with the rest of the island. Frigate Bay North is extensively developed, and lies against the rougher Atlantic coast of the island. Frigate Bay Beach, on the calmer south coast, is a popular beach with Basseterre locals.