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Saint Kitts and Nevis travel guide

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About

Saint Kitts and Nevis is located in Latin America and the Caribbean part of North America. It's total area is 260 km² and 42.3% of it is forest area. As of 2022 it has a total population of 48K. 31% lives in cities whereas 69% lives in rural areas.
Saint Kitts and Nevis ( (listen)), officially the Federation of Saint Christopher and Nevis, is an island country and microstate consisting of the two islands of Saint Kitts and Nevis, both located in the West Indies, in the Leeward Islands chain of the Lesser Antilles. With 261 square kilometres (101 sq mi) of territory, and roughly 50,000 inhabitants, it is the smallest sovereign state in the Western Hemisphere, in both area and population, as well as the world's smallest sovereign federation. The country is a Commonwealth realm, with Charles III as King and head of state. It is the only sovereign federation in the Caribbean.

The capital city is Basseterre, located on the larger island of Saint Kitts. Basseterre is also the main port for passenger entry (via cruise ships) and cargo. The smaller island of Nevis lies approximately 3 km (2 mi) to the southeast of Saint Kitts, across a shallow channel called The Narrows.The British dependency of Anguilla was historically also a part of this union, which was known collectively as Saint Christopher-Nevis-Anguilla. However, Anguilla chose to secede from the union, and remains a British overseas territory. The islands of Sint Eustatius, Saba, Saint Barthélemy, Saint-Martin/Sint Maarten and Anguilla lie to the north-northwest of the country. To the east and northeast are Antigua and Barbuda, and to the southeast is the small uninhabited island of Redonda (part of Antigua and Barbuda) and the island of Montserrat.

Saint Kitts and Nevis were among the first islands in the Caribbean to be colonised by Europeans. Saint Kitts was home to the first British and French Caribbean colonies, and thus has also been titled "The Mother Colony of the West Indies". It is also the most recent British territory in the Caribbean to become independent, gaining independence in 1983.

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💬 Languages

English is the official language.

💵 Currencies

The official currency is Eastern Caribbean dollar [1 USD = 2.701 XCD].

🏧 Cash / Credit card usage

We don't have any data for credit card usage in Saint Kitts and Nevis.

🧑‍🤝‍🧑 Tourism

In 2019, 1.1M tourists arrived to Saint Kitts and Nevis. In 2018, tourism has contributed to Saint Kitts and Nevis economy with a total of 367M $ income (%60.6).

📱 Bandwidth

Broadband is fast with 68.07 Mbps.

Broadband (2.35 / 10)

☀️ Climate

Averag yearly temperature is ☀️ 24 °C and hot. Current 3 months (June, July and August) average is 🔥 25 °C and very hot. Current season (summer) is 🔥 25 °C and very hot.
Yearly average24 °C ☀️
3 month average25 °C 🔥
Spring average24 °C ☀️
Summer average25 °C 🔥
Fall average25 °C 🔥
Winter average23 °C ☀️
About seasons: Remember that seasons in Southern Hemisphere are opposite of the Northern one. This means that in Argentina and Australia, winter begins in June. Currently season averages are rendered according Northern Hemisphere.

📈 Economics

We have no financial data.
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