World Atlas: Saint Kitts and Nevis. On this page you can see the map, country flag and many detailed information about the people, history and economy of Saint Kitts and Nevis.
Here you can find online selected information about the geography, inhabitants, government, economy and history of Saint Kitts and Nevis. Included are selected statistics, an overview map and the detailed map of Saint Kitts and Nevis. But let's start with the flag of Saint Kitts and Nevis here:
Saint Kitts and Nevis - Overview:
What you should know about Saint Kitts and Nevis? Let's start with this: 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 of Saint Kitts and Nevis
Where on the globe is Saint Kitts and Nevis? The location of this country is Caribbean, islands in the Caribbean Sea, about one-third of the way from Puerto Rico to Trinidad and Tobago. Total area of Saint Kitts and Nevis is 261 sq km (Saint Kitts 168 sq km; Nevis 93 sq km), of which 261 sq km is land. So this is quite a small country. How could we describe the terrain of the country? This way: volcanic with mountainous interiors. The lowest point of Saint Kitts and Nevis is Caribbean Sea 0 m, the highest point Mount Liamuiga 1,156 m. And the climate is tropical, tempered by constant sea breezes; little seasonal temperature variation; rainy season (May to November).
Inhabitants of Saint Kitts and Nevis
Let's take a look how many people live in Saint Kitts and Nevis. The number is: 52,715 (July 2017 est.). So not so many people live here. Who lives here? predominantly black; some British, Portuguese, and Lebanese. What are the languages in Saint Kitts and Nevis? English (official). And the religions: Anglican, other Protestant, Roman Catholic. How old are the people in average? 35 years. We have to add that this number is the median - so one half of the people is older than this, one half is younger. And what is their life expectancy (at birth)? This: 75.9 years. Where the people live in Saint Kitts and Nevis? Here: population clusters are found in the small towns located on the periphery of both islands. The major urban areas of Saint Kitts and Nevis are: Basseterre (capital) 14,000 (2014).
Government and Economy of Saint Kitts and Nevis
The capital of Saint Kitts and Nevis is Basseterre and the government type federal parliamentary democracy (National Assembly) under a constitutional monarchy; a Commonwealth realm. Let's take a look at the administrative divisions - 14 parishes; Christ Church Nichola Town, Saint Anne Sandy Point, Saint George Basseterre, Saint George Gingerland, Saint James Windward, Saint John Capesterre, Saint John Figtree, Saint Mary Cayon, Saint Paul Capesterre, Saint Paul Charlestown, Saint Peter Basseterre, Saint Thomas Lowland, Saint Thomas Middle Island, Trinity Palmetto Point. Regarding the economy of Saint Kitts and Nevis, important industrial products are tourism, cotton, salt, copra, clothing, footwear, beverages. Important agricultural products are sugarcane, rice, yams, vegetables, bananas; fish. The most important export commodities are machinery, food, electronics, beverages, tobacco and the most important export partners are US 49.6%, Poland 15.2%, Turkey 11.6% (2016). The most important import commodities are machinery, manufactures, food, fuels and the most important import partners are US 56.8%, Trinidad and Tobago 6.8%, Cyprus 6.2%, Japan 4% (2016). How rich is Saint Kitts and Nevis and how rich are people in this country? The most important number here is GDP per capita (PPP): $26,800 (2017 est.). This means the living standards are good here. Let's add that this means Gross Domestic Product per person, which is recalculated with respect to the relative cost of local goods and services. And one more important number - population below poverty line: NA%.