Monday, 10 August 2015

SAINT KITTS ( Federation of Saint Christopher and Nevis)

The Federation of Saint Christopher and Nevis  also known as the Federation of Saint Kitts and Nevis, is a two-island country in the West Indies. Located in the Leeward Islands, it is the smallest sovereign state in the Americas, in both area and population. The country is a Commonwealth realm, with Elizabeth II as its head of stateThe capital city is Basseterre on the larger island of Saint Kitts. The smaller island of Nevis lies about 2 miles (3 km) southeast of Saint Kitts across a shallow channel called "The Narrows." 
The British dependency of Anguilla was historically also a part of this union, which was then known collectively as Saint Kitts-Nevis-Anguilla. To the north-northwest lie the islands of Sint Eustatius, Saba (the Netherlands), Saint Barthélemy, Saint-Martin/Sint Maarten and Anguilla. To the east and northeast are Antigua and Barbuda, and to the southeast is the small uninhabited island of Redonda, and the island of Montserrat, which currently has an active volcano (see Soufrière Hills). Saint Kitts and Nevis were among the first islands in the Caribbean to be settled by Europeans. Saint Kitts was home to the first British and French colonies in the Caribbean, and thus has also been titled "The Mother Colony of the West Indies."

This is my latest cover from Saint Kitts and Nevis St.Kitts Post. The cover posted on May 10, 2016, and I received on May 27,2016. St.Kitts Philatelic service is one of the best philatelic services in the world.

Two beautiful Registered airmail covers from St.Kitts. The covers sent from Basseterre, the capital city of St.Kitts on July 15, 2015, I received on July 29,2015. St.kitts issue colorful thematic stamps ever year, Philately is one of the main source of income for St.Kitts. Even though St.Kitts and Nevis is a single country, St.Kitts stamps cannot use in Nevis and Nevis stamps cannot use in St.Kitts. Both Islands has own postal service and philatelic bureau.

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