Saint Kitts and Nevis
in Caribbean
North America

National active POI
Location Summary
Currency and Currency Code:
Dollar - XCD
Spoken languages:
English
Local electricity:
230 V - 60 Hz (plugs: D, G)
Mobile phone / cellular frequencies (MHz):
850 MHz, 900 MHz, 1800 MHz, 1900 MHz, 3G, 4G
ISO 2-Letter code:
KN
Internet top level domain:
.kn
Country phone prefix:
+1-869
Local Time (capital):
Timezone:
UTC/GMT offset: hours

Explore Saint Kitts and Nevis

Saint Kitts and Nevis with its capital Basseterre is located in North America (Caribbean, islands in the Caribbean Sea). It covers some 262 square kilometers (1.5 times the size of Washington, DC) with 52,715 citizens. English is the language commonly spoken used by the people in Saint Kitts and Nevis. This country shares no land borders with another country.

Saint Kitts and Nevis are a pair of tropical islands in the Caribbean, about one-third of the way from Puerto Rico to Trinidad and Tobago. What is really remarkable on St-Kitts and Nevis is the natural aspect. Many tropical birds which one rarely finds elsewhere are present in great concentration in the nature and there are also the famous monkeys which, it is said, were introduced by the pirates. An all-new road permits going to the southeast end of St-Kitts (Turtle Beach) where one feels that a certain febrility in the air will make of this part of the island an appreciated place.

Impressions from the Kittitian/Nevisian capital

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Popular Destinations in Saint Kitts and Nevis

Administrative regions of Saint Kitts and Nevis

About the country

The landscape is volcanic with mountainous interiors. The average density of population is about 202 per km². The climate in Saint Kitts and Nevis can be described as tropical, tempered by constant sea breezeslittle seasonal temperature variation, rainy season (May to November). Potential threats by nature are hurricanes (July to October) Mount Liamuiga (1,156 m) on Saint Kitts, and Nevis Peak (985 m) on Nevis, are both volcanoes that are part of the volcanic island arc of the Lesser Antilles, which extends from Saba in the north to Grenada in the south

To reach someone Saint Kitts and Nevis dial +1-869 prior to a number. The local cellular networks are operated on 850 MHz, 900 MHz, 1800 MHz, 1900 MHz, 3G, 4G. Websites typically end with the top level domain ".kn". If you want to bring electric appliances (e.g. battery chaarger), keep in min the local 230 V - 60 Hz (plugs: D, G). The sign for the locally used currency Dollar is XCD.

Divided diagonally from the lower hoist side by a broad black band bearing two white, five-pointed stars; the black band is edged in yellow; the upper triangle is green, the lower triangle is red; green signifies the island's fertility, red symbolizes the struggles of the people from slavery, yellow denotes year-round sunshine, and black represents the African heritage of the people; the white stars stand for the islands of Saint Kitts and Nevis, but can also express hope and liberty, or independence and optimism.

Flag of Saint Kitts and Nevis

Carib Indians occupied the islands of the West Indies for hundreds of years before the British began settlement in 1623. In 1967, the island territory of Saint Christopher-Nevis-Anguilla became an associated state of the UK with full internal autonomy. The island of Anguilla rebelled and was allowed to secede in 1971. The remaining islands achieved independence in 1983 as Saint Kitts and Nevis. In 1998, a referendum on Nevis to separate from Saint Kitts fell short of the two-thirds majority vote needed. Nevis continues in its efforts to separate from Saint Kitts.

Geography

Area
Total (World Rank: 209) 261sq km
Land (World Rank: 206) 261sq km
Forest (World Rank: 173) 3.50%
Comparative 1.5 times the size of Washington, DC
Coastline
135
Elevation
Highest point (World Rank: 157) 1,156m
Agricultural land
Total (World Rank: 154) 23.10%
Arable (World Rank: 59) 19.20%
Permanent crops (World Rank: 153) 0.40%
Permanent pastures (World Rank: 173) 3.50%
Irrigated land (World Rank: 174) 8sq km
Map reference
Central America and the Caribbean
Environment
Issues
  • - deforestation
  • - soil erosion and silting affects marine life on coral reefs
  • - water pollution from uncontrolled dumping of sewage
Agreement party
  • - Biodiversity
  • - Climate Change
  • - Climate Change-Kyoto Protocol
  • - Desertification
  • - Endangered Species
  • - Hazardous Wastes
  • - Law of the Sea
  • - Marine Dumping
  • - Ozone Layer Protection
  • - Ship Pollution
  • - Whaling
Hazzards
  • - hurricanes (July to October)
  • - Mount Liamuiga (1,156 m) on Saint Kitts, and Nevis Peak (985 m) on Nevis, are both volcanoes that are part of the volcanic island arc of the Lesser Antilles, which extends from Saba in the north to Grenada in the south
Location
Caribbean, islands in the Caribbean Sea, about one-third of the way from Puerto Rico to Trinidad and Tobago
Climate
tropical, tempered by constant sea breezes; little seasonal temperature variation; rainy season (May to November)
Terrain
volcanic with mountainous interiors

People

Population
Total (World Rank: 205) 52,715
Deathrate (World Rank: 126) 0.71%
Birthrate (World Rank: 146) 1.32%
Growthrate (World Rank: 139) 0.73%
Migration rate (World Rank: 54) 0.12%
Fertility rate (World Rank: 154) 1.77%
Median age
Male (World Rank: 72) 35.20
Female (World Rank: 83) 34.80
Age structure
0 14 male (World Rank: 206) 5,378
0 14 female (World Rank: 206) 5,332
15 24 male (World Rank: 207) 3,689
15 24 female (World Rank: 203) 3,978
25 54 male (World Rank: 206) 12,070
25 54 female (World Rank: 205) 11,441
55 64 male (World Rank: 203) 3,130
55 64 female (World Rank: 203) 3,142
65 x male (World Rank: 207) 2,107
65 x female (World Rank: 207) 2,448
Health
Infant mortality rate (World Rank: 148) 0.84%
Life expectancy total (World Rank: 93) 76years
Life expectancy female (World Rank: 101) 78years
Life expectancy male (World Rank: 92) 74years
Hospital bed per 1000 (World Rank: 92) 2.30
Sanitation access total (World Rank: 106) 87.30%
Obesity adult (World Rank: 71) 22.90%
Drinking water access (World Rank: 74) 98.30%

Energy

Electricity
Production (World Rank: 183) 208,000,000kWh
Consumption (World Rank: 190) 193,400,000kWh
Source fossil (World Rank: 58) 94.90%
Source renew (World Rank: 84) 6.60%
Refined products
Consumption (World Rank: 193) 1,900bbl / day
Import (World Rank: 187) 1,907bbl / day
Carbon footprint
300000

Nation

Budget
Education (World Rank: 99) 4% of GDP
Health (World Rank: 138) 5% of GDP
Surplus (World Rank: 9) 4% of GDP
National symbol
Royal Poinciana tree
National colours
yellow
Adjective
Kittitian, Nevisian
Noun
Kittitian(s), Nevisian(s)
Background
Carib Indians occupied the islands of the West Indies for hundreds of years before the British began settlement in 1623. In 1967, the island territory of Saint Christopher-Nevis-Anguilla became an associated state of the UK with full internal autonomy. The island of Anguilla rebelled and was allowed to secede in 1971. The remaining islands achieved independence in 1983 as Saint Kitts and Nevis. In 1998, a referendum on Nevis to separate from Saint Kitts fell short of the two-thirds majority vote needed. Nevis continues in its efforts to separate from Saint Kitts.
Flag description
divided diagonally from the lower hoist side by a broad black band bearing two white, five-pointed stars; the black band is edged in yellow; the upper triangle is green, the lower triangle is red; green signifies the island's fertility, red symbolizes the struggles of the people from slavery, yellow denotes year-round sunshine, and black represents the African heritage of the people; the white stars stand for the islands of Saint Kitts and Nevis, but can also express hope and liberty, or independence and optimism

Economy

Gdp
Purchasing power parity (World Rank: 198) 1,463,000,000USD
Real growth rate (World Rank: 92) 3.10%
Per capita purchasing power parity (World Rank: 71) 26,100USD
Source agriculture (World Rank: 194) 1.10%
Source industry (World Rank: 83) 29.00%
Source service (World Rank: 67) 69.90%
Labourforce
Total (World Rank: 209) 18,170
Products
Industries
  • - beverages
  • - clothing
  • - copra
  • - cotton
  • - footwear
  • - salt
  • - tourism
Agriculture
  • - bananas
  • - fish
  • - rice
  • - sugarcane
  • - vegetables
  • - yams
Exports
  • - beverages
  • - electronics
  • - food
  • - machinery
  • - tobacco
Imports
  • - food
  • - fuels
  • - machinery
  • - manufactures

Communication

Phone
Landline total (World Rank: 178) 17,433
Landline per 100 (World Rank: 60) 33.00
Mobile per 100 (World Rank: 32) 146.00
Assessment 0
Internet
Users (World Rank: 197) 39,000
Population (World Rank: 62) 75.70%

Transport

Air
Airports paved (World Rank: 187) 2.00
Rail
Total length (World Rank: 132) 50.00
Road
Total length (World Rank: 201) 383
Paved length (World Rank: 173) 163.00
Unpaved length (World Rank: 141) 220.00