About St. Kitts and Nevis

General Information

CategorySt. KittsNevis
Official NameThe Federation of Saint Christopher (St. Kitts) and Nevis
Capital CityBasseterreCharlestown
Official LanguageEnglish
Independence DaySeptember 19th, 1983


Both St. Kitts and Nevis bear their highest peaks at central points on the islands. The peaks are surrounded by tropical rainforests and these areas are mostly uninhabited. The majority of the population on both islands live along the coast.

CategorySt. KittsNevis
Area69 sq. miles36 sq. miles
Location17°20’North 62°45’West
Highest PointMount Liamigua: 1,156m (3,792ft)Nevis Peak: 985m (3,232ft)


CategorySt. KittsNevis
CurrencyEastern Caribbean Dollars (XCD)

Political Structure

CategorySt. KittsNevis
Government TypeConstitutional Monarchy
Head of StateQueen Elizabeth II (February 6th, 1952 to present)
Governor GeneralSamuel Weymouth Tapley Seaton, C.V.O., Q.C., J.P. (September 1st, 2015 present)
Head of GovernmentLeader of the St. Kitts-Nevis Labour Party, the Hon. Dr. Terrance Michael Drew, Prime Minister of of the Federation of St. Kitts-Nevis – August 6th, 2022 to present


CategorySt. KittsNevis
International dialing code+1 869
Internet Domain.kn

Ports and Harbours

CategorySt. KittsNevis
AirportsRobert L. Bradshaw International AirportVance W. Amory International Airport
SeaportsBasseterre HarbourCharlestown Harbour

Coat of Arms

National Flag

National Anthem

The Government

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St. Kitts was once known as the Gibraltar of the West Indies for its domination of 18th- century colonial battles. How the island rose to become the world’s leader in sugarcane cultivation, an inspiration for the industrial revolution in the process.

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