St kitts nevis


The twin island state of St. Kitts and Nevis is located in the Lesser Antilles in the Eastern Caribbean and forms part of an archipelago of sun-drenched islands. St. Kitts, also known as Saint Christopher is 69 square miles (179 km2) with Nevis being 32 square miles (83 km2). The islands are separated by a two-mile (3.2 km) channel known as the “Narrows” across which there is easy travel through excellent daily ferry services that accommodate both persons and cars as well as private water taxis.

The capital cities of St. Kitts and Nevis are Basseterre and Charlestown respectively, both being quaint in nature with cobbled sidewalks and a wealth of history on display. The islands boast lush forests and vegetation and beautiful beaches. They offer magnificent historical sites and landmarks to explore including the Circus Monument which adorns Fort Street, the main thoroughfare in Basseterre and the Museum of Nevis History in Charlestown.

The Federation was formerly a colony of Britain and gained independence on the 19th September 1983. St. Kitts is also known as the “Gibraltar of the West Indies” on account of its fortifications built during the 17th and 18th centuries. The Brimstone Hill Fortress and National Park is acclaimed as the largest fortress in the Eastern Caribbean and is designated as a UNECSO World Heritage Site. Nevis is dubbed the “Queen of the Caribees” by virtue of the tremendous wealth that was generated from its sugar plantations.


The country of St. Kitts and Nevis lies 1,200 miles (1,930 km) from Florida; 1,600 miles (2,575 km) from New York and 4,000 miles (6,437 km) from London
It has direct airlift from various international destinations including Miami, New York, North Carolina, London and Canada
Holders of Saint Kitts and Nevis Passports can travel to 120 countries visa free


The style of Government is one of a parliamentary democracy with a Governor General representing the Queen of England, who is the official Head of State
A Prime Minister is the Head of Government
The Federation is a member of the British Commonwealth and maintains membership in various regional and international organizations including the United Nations
Both in terms of population and geographical size, the Federation is the smallest sovereign State in the Americas


St. Kitts and Nevis come alive with a host of cultural activities throughout the year
Carnival from December to January (St. Kitts) and again in August (Nevis)
International Music Festival in June
Latin Fiesta in October
Nevis Blues Festival
Nevis Booby Island Regatta
Nevis to St. Kitts Cross Channel Swim
St. Kitts is home to the St. Kitts and Nevis Patriots, a cricket franchise


Tropical Climate

Annual Temperatures 23°C – 31°C


55,000 persons with 46,000 in St. Kitts and 12,000 in Nevis

Language and Literacy

Official Language English

Literacy Rate >98%

Currency and Banking

Eastern Caribbean Dollar (XCD)

$2.71XCD = $1USD

Several Major International Banks

Economy and Taxes

Tourism, manufacturing and agriculture are major economic contributors

No taxes on personal income, inheritance, gifts, foreign income or  capital gains