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About Saint Kitts and Nevis in detail
Where is Saint Kitts and Nevis?
Saint Kitts and Nevis, in case, if you are looking on the map under the Coordinates 17 18 N 62 43 W otherwise in Central America and the Caribbean, in Caribbean, islands in the Caribbean Sea, about one-third of the way from Puerto Rico to Trinidad and Tobago.
What is the capital city of Saint Kitts and Nevis?
The capital city of Saint Kitts and Nevis is: Basseterre.
What is the time in Basseterre?
It is 1 hour ahead of Washington, D.C. during Standard Time, the timezone of Basseterre is: UTC-4.
What is the Internet code for Saint Kitts and Nevis?
The Top Level Domain (TLD) for Saint Kitts and Nevis is: .kn
What is the size of Saint Kitts and Nevis?
The territory of Saint Kitts and Nevis is total: 261 sq km; land: 261 sq km, water: 0 sq km.
If we want to describe the size of the territory of Saint Kitts and Nevis is 1.5 times the size of Washington, DC.
If we would like to walk around and discover Saint Kitts and Nevis, we can do that by covering the distance of 0 km.
What is the water coverage of Saint Kitts and Nevis?
We have mentioned already on this website, that what percentage of Saint Kitts and Nevis is covered by water (see below), and this includes 135 km coastline.
What is the climate like in Saint Kitts and Nevis?
The climate of Saint Kitts and Nevis is tropical, tempered by constant sea breezes: little seasonal temperature variation: rainy season (May to November).
Geographical data of Saint Kitts and Nevis
The elevation of Saint Kitts and Nevis; mean elevation: N/A, elevation extremes; lowest point: Caribbean Sea 0 m, highest point: Mount Liamuiga 1,156 m.
The typical geographical details of Saint Kitts and Nevis include volcanic with mountainous interiors.
If we would like to describe the countries location from a different point of view, it is safe to say, and easy to read from a map, Saint Kitts and Nevis is smallest country in the Americas and Western Hemisphere; with coastlines in the shape of a baseball bat and ball, the two volcanic islands are separated by a 3-km-wide channel called The Narrows; on the southern tip of long, baseball bat-shaped Saint Kitts lies the Great Salt Pond; Nevis Peak sits in the center of its almost circular namesake island and its ball shape complements that of its sister island.
Resources and land use of Saint Kitts and Nevis
The country’s main mined products are arable land. The population partly uses the earlier highlighted land territory and partly left in its natural state: agricultural land: 23.1%; arable land 19.2%; permanent crops 0.4%; permanent pasture 3.5%; forest: 42.3%; other: 34.6% (2011 estimate).
Population data of Saint Kitts and Nevis
The number of inhabitants of Saint Kitts and Nevis is 52,329 (July 2016 estimate).
If we examine the proportion of population distribution, it is safe to say that population clusters are found in the small towns located on the periphery of both islands.
If we are looking at the proportion of the urbanized and barely populated areas, these are the figures: urban population: 32% of total population (2015).
Most of the population in Saint Kitts and Nevis is concentrated in BASSETERRE (capital) 14,000 (2014).
Ethnicity in Saint Kitts and Nevis
According to ethnicity details, the ethnic groups in this country are the following: predominantly black; some British, Portuguese, and Lebanese.
Spoken languages in Saint Kitts and Nevis
The spoken languages in Saint Kitts and Nevis are the following: English (official language).
What are the most important religions in Saint Kitts and Nevis?
During the general census, researchers examine the churches, according to this: Anglican, other Protestant, Roman Catholic.
Further population data of Saint Kitts and Nevis
The proportion of gender and age tells a lot about the society as follows 0-14 years: 20.61% (male 5,408 / female 5,379) 15-24 years: 14.82% (male 3,767 / female 3,987) 25-54 years: 44.85% (male 12,028 / female 11,443) 55-64 years: 11.38% (male 2,972 / female 2,983) 65 years and over: 8.34% (male 2,000 / female 2,362) (2016 estimate). It also a significant factor in a society the population growth rate, which in the case of Saint Kitts and Nevis is 0.75% (2016 estimate).
The population growth rate is based on two elements, the birth, and the death rate. In Saint Kitts and Nevis the birth rate is 13.3 births / 1,000 population (2016 estimate), the death rate 7.1 deaths / 1,000 population (2016 estimate).
In this day and age in the developed societies, the first child borns later compared to the previous centuries and decades, so the childbearing is extended. In Saint Kitts and Nevis the average age of mothers at the first childbirth is .
In the best case scenario despite the fact that the birth of the children is postponed, the parents are still able to see their kids grow as the life expectancy is also extended. In the case of Saint Kitts and Nevis, these figures are . With the introduction of modern medicine, the vaccinations and the proper hygienic conditions, the infant mortality rate is in a steep decline. The infant mortality statistics in Saint Kitts and Nevis are the following: . Relevant data is the budget of healthcare, which is in the case of this country is 5.1% of GDP (2014).
Economic data of Saint Kitts and Nevis
If we would like to describe a country, we also have to mention its economy; The economy of Saint Kitts and Nevis depends on tourism; since the 1970s, tourism has replaced sugar as the economy’s traditional mainstay. Roughly 200,000 tourists visited the islands in 2009, but reduced tourism arrivals and foreign investment led to anFollowing the 2005 harvest, the government closed the sugar industry after several decades of losses. To compensate for lost jobs, the government has embarked on a program to diversify the agricultural sector and to stimulate other sectors of the economy,.
GDP is an important figure as all the relevant calculations and statistics are based on it. GDP in Saint Kitts and Nevis is $955 million (2015 estimate).
An another important indicator is the rate of the GDP growth, which in Saint Kitts and Nevis is 3.5% (2016 estimate) 5% (2015 estimate) 6.1% (2014 estimate).
These statistics are affecting the world economy, remember in 2015 when the Chinese real GDP growth rate was worse than expected; The world markets fall, and the Chinese stock exchange was temporally suspended.
A further major factor of a country’s economy, the GDP per capita. In Saint Kitts and Nevis this is $25,500 (2016 estimate) $24,600 (2015 estimate) $23,900 (2014 estimate).
In the case of the economy, the Trinity is in common places, such as agriculture, industry, and services.
What are the agricultural products Saint Kitts and Nevis produces?
The main agricultural products of Saint Kitts and Nevis are sugarcane, rice, yams, vegetables, bananas; fish.
Regarding the economy, the important segments are tourism, cotton, salt, copra, clothing, footwear, beverages. The crucial and regularly mentioned GDP is based on tourism, cotton, salt, copra, clothing, footwear, beverages.
Drinking water source in Saint Kitts and Nevis
It is important to mention, that - thanks to the development of the infrastructure -, the rate of potable water improved: urban: 98.3% of population, rural: 98.3% of population, total: 98.3% of population. Unimproved: urban: 1.7% of population, rural: 1.7% of population, total: 1.7% of population (2015 estimate).
Average number of childbirth in Saint Kitts and Nevis
In Saint Kitts and Nevis, the average number of childbirth is 1.78 children born / woman (2016 estimate).
Population, median age, migration, and citizenship in Saint Kitts and Nevis
The average age of the population is total: 34.5 years; male: 34.7 years, female: 34.3 years (2016 estimate). The age of adulthood varies in every country of the world in Saint Kitts and Nevis it is 18 years of age, universal.
In this age when we are experiencing an unprecedented scale of migration and globalization, it is an important factor the number of new coming immigrants. In Saint Kitts and Nevis is 1.2 migrant(s) / 1,000 population (2016 estimate). It is important to know, how to apply for citizenship: citizenship by birth: yes. Citizenship by descent: yes. Dual citizenship recognized: yes, residency requirement for naturalization: 14 years.
Is Saint Kitts and Nevis a safe destination? Healthcare services and contagious diseases in Saint Kitts and Nevis
Many of the travelers are looking into the healthcare services and contagious diseases of their destinations. In Saint Kitts and Nevis density of the hospital beds is 2.3 beds / 1,000 population (2012).
According to WHO rating regarding contagious diseases in Saint Kitts and Nevis the N/A.
However, the HIV is not curable but maintainable. Let’s do not forget when the disease surfaced it was a world threatening condition. Unfortunately, in some countries, it is still very high the number of infected patients and fatalities as a result of the disease.
In Saint Kitts and Nevis the number of HIV/AIDS deaths: N/A.
Regarding tourism the obesity, not an important issue, but we have to mention among the health statistics, as it is the plague of the 20th and the 21st century. The rate obese adults in Saint Kitts and Nevis is 28.4% (2014).
What are the natural hazards Saint Kitts and Nevis? Is there any?
The most known natural risks in Saint Kitts and Nevis are hurricanes (July to October).
More interesting facts about Saint Kitts and Nevis
A few words about the past, as every country and society its connected to its history; Carib Indians occupied the islands of the West Indies for hundreds of years before the British began settlement in 1623. In 1967, the island territory of Saint Christopher-Nevis-Anguilla became an associated state of the UK with full internal autonomy. The island of Anguilla rebelled and was allowed to secede in 1971. The remaining islands achieved independence in 1983 as Saint Kitts and Nevis. In 1998, a referendum on Nevis to separate from Saint Kitts fell short of the two-thirds majority vote needed. Nevis continues in its efforts to separate from Saint Kitts.
In every nation's memory, there are cornerstones that placed the country on the timeline of history. The date of declaration of independence of Saint Kitts and Nevis: 19 September 1983 (from the UK).
The flag and other symbols of Saint Kitts and Nevis
The colors, symbols, and animals on the flag usually have a historical background or related to an important milestone or memory of the nation.
This case is not an exception either, divided diagonally from the lower hoist side by a broad black band bearing two white, five-pointed stars; the black band is edged in yellow; the upper triangle is green, the lower triangle is red; green signifies the island's fertility, red symbolizes the struggles of the people from slavery, yellow denotes year-round sunshine, and black represents the African heritage of the people; the white stars stand for the islands of Saint Kitts and Nevis, but can also express hope and liberty, or independence and optimism.
Apart from the flag, the symbol of the national unity is the national anthem. The main purpose of the anthem is to share the nation's core values, endeavors, and the patriotic feelings.
National symbols of Saint Kitts and Nevis: brown pelican, Royal Poinciana (Flamboyant) tree; national colors: green, yellow, red, black, white.
Constitution of Saint Kitts and Nevis
The existence of the nation based on the constitution. Some constitutions knew around the world, like the U.S. Constitution that accepted on 17th of September 1787, in Philadelphia, the Constitution of the United States of America.
It is not related to the declaration of independence that was stolen by Nicolas Cage in the movie National Treasure 🙂
What is the legal system of Saint Kitts and Nevis?
Most of the times, the legal system of a country is in the focus of lawyers. It is a common fact that there are two main approaches in the world, “the law in books” and “the law in action.”
In the Anglo-Saxon world, the practice is the “law in action” while in the rest of the world where the law based on Roman law, the “law in books.”
The legal system of Saint Kitts and Nevis is English common law.
It was Aristotle, who founded Theory of 3 separations of powers. In his view, these are the council of public affairs, the magistrates, and the justice system. In the age of enlightenment was the time when terminologies have defined, the way we still use them. In most of the democratic countries, the three authorities separated from each other. In dictatorships, the authorities usually interweaved in one hand.
About the legislative branch of Saint Kitts and Nevis, we can highlight the following structures unicameral National Assembly (14 seats; 11 members directly elected in single-seat constituencies by simple majority vote and 3 appointed by the governor general; members serve 5-year terms)elections: last held on 16 February 2015 (next to be held by 2020)election results: percent of vote by party - NA; seats by party - PAM 4, SKNLP 3, CCM 2, PLP 1, NRP 1.
About the unemployment rate, labor force, and poverty line in Saint Kitts and Nevis
One of the major problems of the 21st-century economy is the unemployment. Governments are struggling to maintain a low level of the unemployment rate, but as a result of automation, the cheap 3rd world labor and the outsourcing of workflow, these attempts are failing. In Saint Kitts and Nevis the labor force is 18,170 (June 1995 estimate). Please bear in mind that the population in Saint Kitts and Nevis is total: 8.6 deaths / 1,000 live births; male: 6 deaths / 1,000 live births, female: 11.2 deaths / 1,000 live births (2016 estimate) - as we already mentioned above.
The rate of unemployment in Saint Kitts and Nevis is 4.5% (1997).
It is widely known that the gap between the rich and poor is widening on an enormous scale.
According to the 2017 shocking Oxfam report, the richest eight people’s fortune is equal to the fortune of the poorest half of the world's population.
In Saint Kitts and Nevis, the income of the households and consumption compared to the entire population: lowest 10%: NA% highest 10%: NA%.
Another widely used indicator is the so-called GINI index, which measures the inequalities of statistical dispersion, but mainly used for measuring the sharing of income and fortune.
The GINI index is named after its founder Corrado Gini an Italian economist. Gini index has grades between 0-1, but often it is used on a percentage basis. It is 0 if the examined criteria territorial distribution is equal. It is one if the criteria is concentrated on the territory. In Saint Kitts and Nevis the GINI index is N/A.
The states usually set up a poverty line, which is more or less is a subjective measure. It varies by country its base is often the minimum pension, the incomes of the poorest 20 percent, the X percent of income per capita Etc.
In Saint Kitts and Nevis, the people living under the poverty line is the lowest 10%: NA% highest 10%: NA%.
About the budget and central governments debt of Saint Kitts and Nevis
Available budget mainly defines the state's economy. The budget of Saint Kitts and Nevis is; revenues: $370.4 million, expenditures: $333.3 million (2016 estimate). Taxes and other revenues are 38.8% of GDP (2016 estimate).
The budget deficit (Budget surplus (+) or deficit (-)) is .
The fiscal year in Saint Kitts and Nevis is calendar year.
In country’s economy, we have to consider the public debt. Public debt is the consolidated sum of the state local, federal and central governments debt.
Inflation rate and prime lending rate in Saint Kitts and Nevis
A few further interesting and important economic data are the fallowing; Inflation rate: -1.1% (2016 estimate), -2.3% (2015 estimate) and the rate of the Commercial bank prime lending rate: 9.4% (31 December 2016 estimate).
Export/import partners and data of Saint Kitts and Nevis
Saint Kitts and Nevis, with the export of products, industrial tools, and other services, generates revenue. The export value in Saint Kitts and Nevis is: $60.7 million (2016 estimate), $61.3 million (2015 estimate). The total revenue of these activities: machinery, food, electronics, beverages, tobacco.
The most important imported products are: machinery, manufactures, food, fuels, and the countries from where the import is coming: US 37.7%, Trinidad and Tobago 22.7%, Barbados 4.4% (2015).
Renewable energies used in Saint Kitts and Nevis
As an attempt to suppress the pollution of the environment, renewable energies has to replace the fossil energy. The more the proportion of renewable energies in a country means more effort against the pollution. Saint Kitts and Nevis, the indicator of how much of country’s produced energy is coming from hydroelectric source is 0% of total installed capacity (2012 estimate).
To indicate how much another renewable energy is produced is the 4.8% of total installed capacity (2012 estimate).
Telecommunication data of Saint Kitts and Nevis, calling code
To maintain the economy, the development of a reliable and modern telecommunications infrastructure is crucial. We can say the following about Saint Kitts and Nevis; good interisland and international connectionsdomestic: interisland links via ECFS; construction of enhanced wireless infrastructure launched in November 2004; fixed-line teledensity about 40 per 100 persons; mobile-cellular teledensity is roughly 140 per 100 personsinternational: country code - 1-869; connected internationally by the East ECFS and Southern Caribbean Fiber submarine cables (2015).
Transport infrastructure in Saint Kitts and Nevis
In the 21st century, we often say that the world has become small and there are no distances anymore. With widespread air travel when (sometimes) there are no visa restrictions, it is easy to reach other countries, but in case the distance is not too long, we can also use railway or water transportation.
The number of airports in Saint Kitts and Nevis: 2 (2013), and the number of heliports: N/A.
The total length of the roadways in Saint Kitts and Nevis: total: 383 km, paved: 163 km, unpaved: 220 km (2002).
The total length of the waterways in Saint Kitts and Nevis: N/A.
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Facts & data about Saint Kitts and Nevis
Name of the country: conventional long form: Federation of Saint Kitts and Nevis, conventional short form: Saint Kitts and Nevis, former: Federation of Saint Christopher and Nevis, etymology: Saint Kitts was, and still is, referred to as Saint Christopher and this name was well established by the 17th century (although who first applied the name is unclear); in the 17th century a common nickname for Christopher was Kit or Kitt, so the island began to be referred to as "Saint Kitt's Island" or just "Saint Kitts"; Nevis is derived from the original Spanish name "Nuestra Senora de las Nieves" (Our Lady of the Snows) and refers to the white halo of clouds that generally wreathes Nevis Peak.
|Abbrevation: Saint Kitts and Nevis||Geographic coordinates:
17 20 N, 62 45 W
|Country location: Central America and the Caribbean|
|Capital of Saint Kitts and Nevis: Basseterre||GPS of the Capital:
17 18 N 62 43 W
|Position: Caribbean, islands in the Caribbean Sea, about one-third of the way from Puerto Rico to Trinidad and Tobago|
|Land area: total: 261 sq km; land: 261 sq km, water: 0 sq km||Terrain: volcanic with mountainous interiors
||Area comparative: 1.5 times the size of Washington, DC|
|Population: 52,329 (July 2016 estimate)||Population grow rate: 0.75% (2016 estimate)||Sex ratio: at birth: 1.02 male(s) / female, 0-14 years: 1.01 male(s) / female, 15-24 years: 0.94 male(s) / female, 25-54 years: 1.05 male(s) / female, 55-64 years: 1 male(s) / female, 65 years and over: 0.83 male(s) / female, total population: 1 male(s) / female, (2016 estimate)|
|Exports: $60.7 million (2016 estimate), $61.3 million (2015 estimate)||Imports: $244.5 million (2016 estimate), $240.3 million (2015 estimate)||Import partners: US 37.7%, Trinidad and Tobago 22.7%, Barbados 4.4% (2015)|
|Urbanization: urban population: 32% of total population (2015)||Major urban area(s): BASSETERRE (capital) 14,000 (2014)||Median age: total: 34.5 years; male: 34.7 years, female: 34.3 years (2016 estimate)
|Internet users: total: 39,000. Percent of population: 75.7% (July 2015 estimate)||Telephones (fixed lines): total subscriptions: 19,748. Subscriptions per 100 inhabitants: 38 (July 2015 estimate)||Telephones (mobile, cellular): total: 73,000. Subscriptions per 100 inhabitants: 141 (July 2015 estimate)|
|Unemployment rate: 4.5% (1997)||Nationality: Kittitian(s), Nevisian(s) adjective: Kittitian, Nevisian||National holidays: Independence Day, 19 September (1983)|
|Life expectancy at birth: total population: 75.7 years. Male: 73.3 years, female: 78.2 years (2016 estimate)||Total fertility rate: 1.78 children born / woman (2016 estimate)||Birthrate: 13.3 births / 1,000 population (2016 estimate)|
|Literacy: N/A||Legal system: English common law||Suffrage: 18 years of age, universal|
|Industries: tourism, cotton, salt, copra, clothing, footwear, beverages||Industrial production growth rate: 6% (2016 estimate)||GDP real growth rate: 3.5% (2016 estimate) 5% (2015 estimate) 6.1% (2014 estimate)|
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