Independence Year : 1983
Population : 38000
Life Expectancy : 70.7
Capital : 3064
GNP : 299.00
GNP Old : 0.00
Local Name : Saint Kitts and Nevis
Government Form : Constitutional Monarchy
Location : Caribbean, islands in the Caribbean Sea, about one-third of the way from Puerto Rico to Trinidad and Tobago.
Terrain : Mountainious of volcanic origin, sheltered beaches
Climate : Tropical tempered by constant sea breezes; little seasonal temperature variation; rainy season (May to November).
Ethnic Group : predominantly black; some British, Portuguese, and Lebanese.
Religions : Anglican, other Protestant, Roman Catholic.
Official Website : www.stkittsnevis.net
Genral Information - Saint Kitts and Nevis
The Federation of St. Kitts and Nevis is a part of the Leeward Islands group lying about 200 miles southeast of Puerto Rico and to the north of the Windward group.
First settled by the British in 1623. In 1816 St. Kitts, Nevis, Anguilla, and the Virgin Islands formed a single British colony. The islands became an associated state with full internal autonomy in 1967. The island of Anguilla rebelled and was allowed to secede in 1971. Saint Kitts and Nevis achieved independence in 1983. In 1998, a vote in Nevis on a referendum to separate from Saint Kitts fell short of the two-thirds majority needed.
St. Kitts' economy is based largely on sugar cultivation and tourism, additionally St. Kitts and Nevis has the largest electronics assembly industry in the Eastern Caribbean.