Where is Saint Kitts and Nevis?

Located in the Caribbean, Saint Kitts and Nevis is an island nation.Saint Kitts and Nevis counters Venezuela's claim that Aves Island sustains human habitation.

Saint Kitts and Nevis is a North American country covering 261.00 km2. This makes it the 8th smallest country in the world and about 10 times smaller than Rhode Island. Its geographic coordinates are 17 20 N, 62 45 W and Basseterre is the capital city.

Saint Kitts was named for Saint Christopher.

Its ISO code is KN.

Geography

Saint Kitts and Nevis has a mean elevation of 0 m above sea level. Its lowest elevation is Caribbean Sea. Its highest elevation is Mount Liamuiga which is 1,156m above tall.

It has a tropical climate moderated by northeast trade winds. Its terrain is volcanic with mountainous interiors.

Population

Saint Kitts and Nevis has a population of 52,329 making it the 208th largest in the world. The majority of the population lives on the periphery.

English is the official language spoken. The ethnic group majority is reported as predominately black. The majority of the country identifies as Anglican, Protestant Christian, or Roman Catholic.

The dialing code for the country is -868.

Government

Saint Kitts and Nevis is an independent country. It gained independence from the United Kingdom in 1983. Its constitution was last ratified in 1983.

Economy

Factoring in Purchasing Power Parity, Saint Kitts and Nevis's GDP is $1,427,000,000.00 (USD) with $25,500.00 (USD) per capita. This makes it the 198th largest economy and its citizens the 72nd richest in the world. The currency of Saint Kitts and Nevis is the Dollar (XCD).

Its major export partners are the United States, Poland, and Bangladesh. Its main exports are machinery, food, electronics, beverages, and tobacco. Its major import partners are the United States, Trinidad and Tobago, and Barbados. Its major imports include machinery, manufactures, food, and fuels.

This page was last modified on September 6th, 2017