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SAINT KITTS
AND NEVIS
Updated 21 July 2012
Federation of Saint Kitts and Nevis is a two-island nation located in the Caribbean Sea of the North American
Continent, with a population of 50,726, making it the 207th largest national population. Its capital and largest city is
Basseterre with a total population of 15,500. The country encompasses 261 square kilometers making it the 206th
largest country in total area. It shares boundaries with Caribbean Sea and The Narrows.

Queen Elizabeth II of the United Kingdom is recognized as the Chief of State and achieves that status through
heredity and holds that position for life or abdication. She is by represented by Governor General Cuthbert
Montraville Sebastian. Prime Minister Dr. Denzil Douglas is recognized as the Head of Government and, along with
Deputy Prime Minister Terrance Sam Condor, achieves that status following legislative elections, when the leader
of the majority party or leader of a majority coalition is usually appointed prime minister by the governor general. Its
form of government is a parliamentary democracy and they celebrate the creation of their constitution on 19th of
September 1983.

The language commonly or officially spoken is English. It counts among its major religions Anglican, other
Protestant and Roman Catholic. As sources of mass communication it has 3 AM, 3 FM and 1 Television stations.

Major geographical features are Mount Liamuiga, its highest point at 1,186 meters and Caribbean Sea, its lowest
point at 0 meters. Its principal waterway is The Narrows, a three-kilometer wide channel between the islands
connecting to the Caribbean Sea, which measures 135 kilometers of coastline.

Major industries providing for the bulk of their Gross Domestic Product (GDP) are sugar processing, tourism,
cotton, salt, copra, clothing, footwear and beverages. Its official currency is East Caribbean dollar.

Here’s something you may not know about Saint Kitts and Nevis.

Saint Kitts-Upon discovering the island Christopher Columbus named it after his patron Saint Christopher. It was
later shortened to Saint Kitts his nickname.

Nevis-Alexander Hamilton, one of the founding fathers of America, was born on Nevis on the 11th of January 1757.
Dancers at Culturama
Festival of St. Kitts and
Nevis
Old fisherman's house
on St. Kitts
Friar's Bay looking
towards Nevis with the
Caribbean Sea, St.
Kitts and Nevis' lowest
point
Green Vervet Monkey
Mount Liamuiga
( Mt. Misery)- St. Kitts
and Nevis' highest point
Nevis Island and The
Narrows
Abi's Home Page
Back to
Basseterre- the capital
and largest city of St.
Kitts and Nevis
Botanical Gardens in
Charlestown, Nevis
with Nevis Peak
Alexander Hamilton's
House in Charlestown
on Nevis Island
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Belle Tete- the
westernmost point of
Saint Kitts and Nevis
on Saint Kitts island
Booby Island in The
Narrows between Saint
Kitts and Nevis
Ruins of Eden Brown
Estate- Saint Kitts and
Nevis' easternmost
point on Nevis Island
Grandee Ghut with
volcano plume of
Montserrat- Saint Kitts
and Nevis
southernmost point on
Nevis Island
Hackett Point- Saint
Kitts and Nevis'
northernmost point on
Saint Kitts Island
Nags Head on the
southern tip of Saint
Kitts Island
Saint Kitts woman
serving Goat Water
Soup