Saint Kitts and Nevis

Saint Kitts and Nevis Background Stats

Neighboring countries and territories:

Antigua and Barbuda (M) Netherlands (M) Venezuela (M) Montserrat ( United Kingdom ) (M) Saint Barthélemy ( France ) (M)


  • Independence day date: Date.
  • Land border length: The length of each country's land border. Islands are listed as having a 0.0 km.
  • Named after person: After whom each country and dependent territory was named.
  • National anthems: National anthem.
  • Number of maritime boundary neighbours: Number of states and territories with which each country shares a maritime border. Two countries separated from each other by a body of water have a maritime border with each other.
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Independence day date September 19 1983
Land border length 0.0 2014 172nd out of 200
Named after person Saint Christopher 2014
National anthems O Land of Beauty! 2011
Number of maritime boundary neighbours 5 2014 18th out of 171

The former British colony of St Kitts and Nevis is inhabited mostly by the descendants of West African slaves.

Its beaches, scenery and a warm, sunny climate give it great tourist potential. It is also vulnerable to hurricanes.

The islands of St Kitts - also known as St Christopher - and Nevis have been in an uneasy federation since independence from Britain in 1983, with some politicians in Nevis saying the federal government in St Kitts - home to a majority of the population - had ignored the needs of Nevisians.

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