Saint Kitts and Nevis are located in the
Caribbean (Caribbean) and are the smallest nation in the
western hemisphere, both in area and in population. Both
islands were a British colony until 1983. On Nevis there
is a desire to break away from the main island of Saint
Kitts, also called Saint Christopher. Tropical beaches
attract tourists to the country, which is known as a tax
haven and has problems with drug trafficking and money
Brief profiles of St. Kitts and Nevis, including geography, history, politics, economics as well as common acronyms about this country.
Geography and climate
Saint Kitts and Nevis, also called Saint
Christopher and Nevis, are located in the Caribbean
(Caribbean) about 30 miles southeast of Puerto Rico. The
country consists of two islands and forms part of the
Läöarna (Leeward Islands) chain, which in turn is part
of the small group of Antilles. The main island of Saint
Kitts is located about three kilometers northwest of the
smaller island of Nevis.
Both Saint Kitts and Nevis are mountainous and of
volcanic origin. The interior of the islands is covered
by tropical forest while the coasts consist of sandy
beaches. However, much of the original forest has given
way to plantation crops. Around Nevis runs a coral reef.
Saint Kitts and Nevis have a tropical climate with an
average temperature of 24 degrees per year all year
round. Northeast pass winds bring ample rainfall.
There is no really clearly defined rainy season as in
the rest of the Caribbean, but it still rains a bit more
from May to November than during the rest of the year.
The hurricane season lasts from July to October.
261 km2 (2018)
Swedish –5 hours
Capital with number of inhabitants
Basseterre (at Saint Kitts, with suburbs) 14 100
Other major cities
Charlestown (on Nevis) 2,200 (2011) 2
Mount Liamuiga (at Saint Kitts, 1,156 m asl), Nevis
Peak (at Nevis, 985 m asl)
- UN estimation