1. Where are the islands based?
Located in the Leeward Islands, St. Kitts and Nevis is a federal two-island country in the West Indies.
2. The territory is pretty tiny!
With a small population of 53,192 in 2020 and a total area of 100.8 square miles (261 kilometers square), St. Kitts and Nevis is the smallest sovereign state throughout all of the Americas.
3. They go by a different name, too.
The two islands are also known as ‘Saint Christopher’.
4. They were found by Columbus.
5. British monarchy applies here!
King Charles III is the head of the state.
6. Get changing up the money!
The currency here is the East Caribbean dollar.
7. Vacation time!
With its lovely sunny, tropical climate, glorious sea and golden beaches, St. Kitts and Nevis is a popular holiday spot, despite being prone to hurricanes. Who cares about possible hurricanes when there’s sun to bask in?!
8. Fancy a bit of a wander?
As well as lovely beaches, the islands have forested volcanic mountain slopes with lots of streams.
9. What’s the central city here?
The capital of Kitts and Nevis is Basseterre – pronounced ‘bass-tear’.
10. A life well lived.
11. Lots to share!
12. Agriculture is a big deal out here.
The agricultural industry here centers on dairy, beef, mutton, pork, poultry, rum distilling (yum!) and the preservation and processing of fruit and vegetables – fishing is also a big industry, thanks to investment in larger boats and modern equipment.
13. They thrive on vacationers!
The economy in St Kitts and Nevis is largely based upon sugar cultivation and tourism.
14. Pick up the phone!
Kitts and Nevis’ international dialing code is +1869.
FAQs About St Kitts and Nevis
How many tourists visit St Kitts and Nevis every year?
In 2020, St Kitts and Nevis welcomed over 300,000 tourists. Hopefully those numbers will increase soon with the handling of the pandemic!
What is there to do in St Kitts and Nevis?
St Kitts and Nevis is the perfect holiday destination thanks to its weather, people, and plentiful activities! Whilst there you could try snorkeling, sailing, hiking in the Brimstone Hill Fortress National Park, and visiting St Kitts’ famous scenic Railway!
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