Facts about Saint Kitts and Nevis
Official languages: English
Area: 261 km²
Population: 49,898 residents
Population density: 191.18 residents per km²
Internet TLD: .kn
ISO codes: KN, KNA, 659
The telephone code of Saint Kitts and Nevis is + 1-869
Flag of Saint Kitts and Nevis
The current flag of the archipelago of St. Christopher and Nevis has been in use since 1983 and consists of a sheet that is divided by a black diagonal stripe into green and red fields. In addition, the black stripe is flanked on both sides by a narrow yellow stripe and bears two white five-pointed stars. The stars may represent the two main islands, but according to the official interpretation, they represent freedom and hope. The green color of the upper left field symbolizes the fertile soil of the islands, the opposite red field is intended to commemorate the struggle for independence. The yellow color indicates the local bright sun and the black stripe represents the dark-skinned population. The islands were named as early as 1493 by Christopher Columbus during his discovery expedition.
St. Kitts and Nevis (English: Saint Kitts and Nevis – formerly: Saint Christopher and Nevis) is a federal group of islands in the Lesser Antilles in the Caribbean, with the capital Basseterre. See Saint Kitts and Nevis Location on World Map. It is an independent state in the Commonwealth of Nations and a member of the United Nations.
Biggest Cities of Saint Kitts and Nevis by Population
Basseterre is the largest city in Saint Kitts and Nevis, with a population of around 13,000 people. Located on the island of Saint Kitts, Basseterre is known for its vibrant culture and colonial architecture. It offers visitors plenty to do including exploring its bustling markets selling local goods such as jewelry, textiles, spices and handicrafts made by locals from around Basseterre. Additionally, there are many great restaurants serving traditional Caribbean cuisine such as jerk chicken and roti (stuffed flatbread).
Charlestown is the second largest city in Saint Kitts and Nevis with a population of around 4,000 people. It is located on the island of Nevis and is known for its stunning beaches and colonial buildings. Charlestown offers visitors plenty to do including exploring its markets selling local goods such as jewelry, textiles, spices and handicrafts made by locals from around Charlestown as well as visiting historical sites like Fort Charles which dates back to 1690! Additionally, there are some great restaurants serving traditional Caribbean cuisine such as conch fritters and callaloo (greens stew).
Gingerland is the third largest city in Saint Kitts and Nevis with a population of around 2,500 people. It is located on the island of Nevis in Gingerland Parish and is known for its lush green landscapes. Gingerland offers visitors plenty to do including exploring its markets selling local goods such as jewelry, textiles, spices and handicrafts made by locals from around Gingerland as well as visiting historical sites like Bath Stream which dates back to 1730! Additionally, there are some great restaurants serving traditional Caribbean cuisine such as goat water (spicy stew) and plantain tarts.
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St. Kitts and Nevis: Basseterre
According to Abbreviation Finder, the capital of St. Kitts and Nevis is Basseterre. It’s on St. Kitts, on the south coast. Basseterre has 13,000 inhabitants and thus about a quarter of the entire population of the island state. It was founded in 1625 by the French adventurer Pierre Belain d’Esnambuc and so it was given a French name. Basseterre means “Lower Land”. The second largest and only other “city” is on Nevis and is called Charlestown.