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Climate: The climate is tropical. Temperatures average 81 degrees Fahrenheit (27 degrees Celsius) with steady, cooling breezes throughout most of the year. There is no rainy season as such. Average annual rainfall is 58 inches.
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Currency: The official currency is the East Caribbean dollar. US Dollars, travelers checks and credit cards widely accepted. Need exchange rates? Try our currency converter.
Economy: Sugar was the traditional mainstay of the St. Kitts economy until the 1970s. Although the crop still dominates the agricultural sector, activities such as tourism, export-oriented manufacturing, and offshore banking have assumed larger roles in the economy. Tourism revenues are now the chief source of the islands' foreign exchange.
Electricity: 230 volts AC/60 cycle.
Geographic coordinates: 17 20 N, 62 45 W.
Official Language: English.
Political Status: Constitutional monarchy with British-style parliament.
Population: 42,696 (July 2005 est.)
Time: Atlantic standard time, 4 hours behind GMT, 1 ahead of EST.