Nevis is a noun that refers to a volcanic island situated in the Caribbean Sea, specifically in the West Indies. This island forms part of the Federation of Saint Kitts and Nevis, which is a sovereign state. Nevis covers an approximate area of 93 square kilometers and is located near the northern end of the Lesser Antilles archipelago. It is positioned just northwest of its sister island, Saint Kitts, and is separated from it by a strait known as "The Narrows."
The topography of Nevis is characterized by a central mountain peak called Nevis Peak, which rises to an elevation of 985 meters (3,232 feet). The island is predominantly surrounded by sandy beaches and coral reefs. Nevis has a tropical climate with warm temperatures and a rainy season from May to November. Its fertile volcanic soils make it suitable for agriculture, particularly the cultivation of sugarcane.
Nevis is known for its historical significance, as it was once a major player in the Caribbean sugar trade during the colonial era. Today, it relies heavily on tourism, attracting visitors with its natural beauty, historical sites, and luxury resorts. It offers various recreational activities such as hiking, snorkeling, and diving. Nevis is also renowned for its cultural heritage, including its indigenous population's contributions, Afro-Caribbean traditions, and colonial-era remnants.
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The word "nevis" originates from the Latin word "nivis" which means "snow". It is thought that the name "Nevis" was given to the Caribbean island due to the resemblance of its cloud-capped peak to snow-covered mountains.