Saint Christopher-Nevis-Anguilla

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Saint Christopher, Nevis and Anguilla
British colony
1958–1983 30px


Coat of arms
Flag Coat of arms
God Save the Queen (royal)
O Land of Beauty! (St Christopher / Nevis)
God Bless Anguilla (Anguilla)
Location of Saint Christopher-Nevis-Anguilla
among the Leeward Islands.
Capital Basseterre (overall)
Charlestown (Nevis)
The Valley (Anguilla)
Languages English
Government Constitutional monarchy
Queen Elizabeth II
 •  1958–1966 (first) Henry A. C. Howard
 •  1981–1983 (last) Clement A. Arrindell
 •  Established 3 January 1958
 •  Disestablished 19 September 1983
Area 351 km² (136 sq mi)
Currency East Caribbean dollar (XCD)

Saint Christopher-Nevis-Anguilla was a Crown colony (and, later, a Dependent Territory) of the United Kingdom located in the Caribbean Sea. In 1958, it became a province of the West Indies Federation. When the regional federation of British islands collapsed in 1962, Saint Christopher-Nevis-Anguilla became involved in several attempts by movements towards another union in the Caribbean region.

In 1967, the territory of Saint Christopher-Nevis-Anguilla was granted full internal autonomy. In 1971, the island of Anguilla rigorously sought and achieved separation; in 1980, the separation from the Federation of Saint Kitts and Nevis was formally accepted. The remaining state became the dominion of Saint Kitts and Nevis in 1983, while Anguilla remains a British Overseas Territory.