Federation of Saint Kitts and Nevis, located in the Leeward
Islands is a unitary island nation in the Caribbean, and the
smallest nation in the Western Hemisphere. The capital-city
and government for the federated state, is mainly on the larger
island of, Saint Kitts (formerly named: Saint Christopher).
The smaller state of Nevis (formerly named: Nuestra Señora
de las Nieves) lies about 3km southeast of Saint Kitts. Historically
the British dependency of Anguilla was also a part of this
union, which was then known collectively as Saint Christopher-Nevis-Anguilla.
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Given that Saint Kitts and Nevis are geographically within
the Leeward Islands, they are relatively close to a cluster
of several other islands. To the north-north west lie the
islands of Saint Eustatius, Saba, Saint Barthélemy
and Saint Martin. To the north-east lie Antigua and Barbuda,
and to the south-east lies Montserrat.