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                                  Saint-Kitts

Saint Kitts (also known more formally as Saint Christopher Island is an island in the West indies. It borders the Caribbean Sea and the Atlantic Ocean.

Saint Kitts and the neighbouring island of Nevis constitute one country: the Federation of Saint Kitts and Nevis. It is situated about 2,100 km southeast of Miami. The land area of St. Kitts is about 29 km long and on average about 8 km across. It comprises of nine (9) parishes.

Saint Kitts has a population of around 45,000, the majority of whom are mainly of African descent. The island originally produced tobacco; but it changed to sugar cane in 1640, due to stiff competition from the colony of Virginia.

The narrow-gauge St Kitts Scenic Railway circles the island and offers passenger service from its headquarters near the airport, although the service is geared more for tourists than as day-to-day transportation for residents. Built between 1912 and 1926 to haul sugar cane from farms to the sugar factory in Basseterre, since 2003 the railway has offered a 3.5 hour, 30-mile circle tour of the island on specially designed double-decker open-air coaches.

 

The Eco-Park (opened in November 2014)  is a cooperation project between Taiwan and Saint-Kitts-Nevis. It boasts what is termed a “4G” concept by being a greenhouse in a glass cabin that uses green energy, and showcases green beauty.” Inside, numerous species of plants grow including local medicinal herbs, roses, butterfly orchids and more. A wide array of tropical fruit trees are spread out around the 20-acre compound. Several other buildings are also on site, including a business centre.

 

 

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