St. Kitts & Nevis

Geography:

  • Location:
    • Independent estate, eastern Caribbean Sea, comprising two of the Leeward Islands, Saint Kitts (or Saint Cristopher) and Nevis in the West Indies
  • Area:
    • Total: 261 sq km (Saint Kitts 168 sq km; Nevis 93 sq km)
    • Water: 0 sq km
    • Land: 261 sq km
  • Coastline:
    • 135 km
  • Maritime Claims:
    • Contiguous Zone: 24 NM
    • Exclusive Economic Zone: 200 NM
    • Territorial Sea: 12 NM
    • Continental Shelf: 200 NM or to the edge of the Continental Margin
  • Natural Resources:
    • Arable land

People:

  • Population: 38,763 (July 2003 est.)
  • Nationality:
    • noun: Kittitian(s), Nevisian(s)
    • adjective: Kittitian, Nevisian
  • Ethnic groups: predominantly black; some British, Portuguese, and Lebanese Religions: Anglican, other Protestant, Roman Catholic
  • Languages: English

Government:

  • Country name:
    • conventional long form: Federation of Saint Kitts and Nevis
    • conventional short form: Saint Kitts and Nevis
    • former: Federation of Saint Christopher and Nevis
  • Government type: constitutional monarchy with Westminster-style parliament
  • Capital: Basseterre
  • Administrative divisions: 14 parishes; Christ Church Nichola Town, Saint Anne Sandy Point, Saint George Basseterre, Saint George Gingerland, Saint James Windward, Saint John Capesterre, Saint John Figtree, Saint Mary Cayon, Saint Paul Capesterre, Saint Paul Charlestown, Saint Peter Basseterre, Saint Thomas Lowland, Saint Thomas Middle Island, Trinity Palmetto Point
  • International organization participation: ACP, C, Caricom, CDB, ECLAC, FAO, G-77, IBRD, ICAO, ICFTU, ICRM, IDA, IFAD, IFC, IFRCS, ILO, IMF, IMO, Interpol, IOC, OAS, OECS, OPANAL, OPCW (signatory), UN, UNCTAD, UNESCO, UNIDO, UPU, WCL, WHO, WIPO, WTrO

Economy:

  • Inflation rate (consumer prices): 1.7% (2001 est.)
  • Industries: sugar processing, tourism, cotton, salt, copra, clothing, footwear, beverages
  • Agriculture - products: sugarcane, rice, yams, vegetables, bananas; fish
  • Exports: $47 million (2001 est.)
  • Exports - commodities: machinery, food, electronics, beverages, tobacco
  • Imports: $152 million (2001 est.)
  • Imports - commodities: machinery, manufactures, food, fuels
  • Currency: East Caribbean dollar (XCD)

National Policy:

  • Marine Affairs Policy
  • Marine Science & Research Policy
  • Coastal Area Policy
  • Environment Policy

Institutional Structure:

      Department of Environment
      Ministry of Tourism, Culture & Environment
      P.O. Box 132, Basseterre, St. Kitts
      Telephone: 8694654040 Fax: 8694652635


Fisheries Division. Department of Agriculture

      Ministry of Agriculture, Land, Housing and Tourism
      P.O. Box 507, Main Street, Charlestown, Nevis
      Telephone: 8694695521 ext 2095 Fax: 8694691806


Physical Planning Unit

      Department of Planning & Development
      Cotton House, Market Street, Charlestown, Nevis
      Telephone: 8694695521 ext 2040 Fax: 8694695485


Government Ministries

      Prime Minister's Office
      Government Headquarters
      Basseterre, St Kitts & Nevis, WI
      Tel: 869 465 2521 Fax: 869 465 1001


Ministry of Foreign Affairs

      P O Box 186
      Basseterre, St Kitts & Nevis, WI
      Tel: 869 465 2521 Fax: 869 465 5202


Ministry of Finance

      Government Headquarters
      Church Street
      Basseterre, St Kitts & Nevis, WI
      Tel: 869 465 2521 Fax: 869 465 1532


Ministry of Planning and Information

      Government Headquarters
      Basseterre, St Kitts & Nevis, WI
      Tel: 869 465 2521 Fax: . 869 466 7398


Ministry of Tourism, Culture and the Environment

      Basseterre, St Kitts & Nevis, WI
      Tel: 869 465 4040 / 2620 Fax: 869 465 8794


Ministry of Education, Labour and Social Security

      Basseterre, St Kitts & Nevis, WI
      Tel: 869 465 2521 Fax: 869 465 9069


Ministry of Agriculture, Lands and Housing

      Basseterre, St Kitts & Nevis, WI
      Tel: 869 465 2521 Fax: 869 465 5202


Ministry of Health and Women's Affairs

      Basseterre, St Kitts & Nevis, WI
      Tel: 869 465 2521 Fax: 869 465 131


Ministry of Communications, Works and Public Utilities

      Basseterre, St Kitts & Nevis, WI
      Tel: 869 465 2521 Fax: 869 465 0096



NATIONAL FOCAL POINT FOR IOCARIBE 

      Mr.Antonio Maynard
      Secretary General
      St Kitts & Nevis National Commission for UNESCO
      Ministry of Education,
      P.O. Box 333Basseterre,
      Saint Kitts & Nevis
      Tel: (1.869) 466 8581
      Fax: (1.869) 465 9069
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For more information about Saint Kitts and Nevis visit their Central Intelligence Agency Factsheet.