Countries of the World:
Saint Kitts and Nevis
Resources about Saint Kitts and Nevis including maps, facts about the
land, people, history, government, political conditions, and economy.
Economy of Saint Kitts and Nevis
GDP (2007): $477.4 million.
GDP growth rate (2006): 5.8%.
Per capita GDP (2006): $8,546.
Inflation (2006): 5.25%.
Natural resources: Negligible.
Agriculture: Rice, yams, bananas, fish, cotton, peanuts,
Industry: Financial and business services, tourism,
construction, clothing, footwear, beverages, and tobacco.
Trade (2006): Exports--$31 million (merchandise) and $139
million (commercial services). Major markets--United States
(91.9%), EU (3.0%), Trinidad and Tobago (2%), Netherlands
Antilles (0.8%), St. Vincent and the Grenadines (0.3%).
Imports--$210 million (merchandise) and $87 million
(commercial services). Major suppliers--United States (57.9%),
Trinidad and Tobago (14.1%), European Union (9.3%), Japan
(3.8%), and Barbados (2.8%).
Official exchange rate: EC$2.70 = U.S. $1.
Geography of Saint Kitts and Nevis
Area: St. Kitts 168 sq. km. (65 sq. mi.); Nevis 93 sq. km. (36
Cities: Capital--Basseterre (pop. about 15,000).
Terrain: Generally mountainous; highest elevations are 1,156
m. (3,792 ft.) at Mt. Liamuiga on St. Kitts and 985 m; (3,232
ft.) at Nevis peak on Nevis.
Government of Saint Kitts and Nevis
Type: Parliamentary democracy; independent sovereign state
within the Commonwealth.
Independence: September 19, 1983.
Branches: Executive--governor general (representing Queen
Elizabeth II, head of state), prime minister (head of
government), cabinet. Legislative--bicameral Parliament.
Judicial--magistrate's courts, Eastern Caribbean Supreme Court
(High Court and Court of Appeals), final appeal to Privy
Council in London.
Administrative subdivisions: 14 parishes.
Political parties: St. Kitts and Nevis Labour Party (ruling),
People's Action Movement (PAM), Concerned Citizens Movement (a
Nevis-based party), and Nevis Reformation Party.
Suffrage: Universal at 18.
Map of Saint Kitts and Nevis
This Map of Saint Kitts and Nevis shows the borders of the
country, as well as rivers, and cities including Basseterre
the capital of Saint Kitts and Nevis. (Maps from the U.S.
Official Name of Saint Kitts and Nevis
The Official Name of Saint Kitts and Nevis is the Federation
of Saint Kitts and Nevis. (Facts from the U.S. State
People of Saint Kitts and Nevis
Nationality: Noun and adjective--Kittitian(s), Nevisian(s).
Population (2007): 39,129.
Annual growth rate (2007): 1%.
Ethnic groups: Predominantly of African origin; some of
British, Portuguese, and Lebanese descent.
Religions: Principally Anglican, with Evangelical Protestant
and Roman Catholic minorities.
Languages: English (official).
Education (2005): Adult literacy--97.8%.
Health (2007): Infant mortality rate--14.5/1,000. Life
expectancy--men 68 years; women 72 years.
Unemployment (2006): 5.1%.
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