St. Kitts and Nevis
Federation of Saint Kitts and Nevis
Federation of Saint Christopher and Nevis
Note: Both versions of the name are official, although “Federation of Saint Kitts and Nevis” is preferred.
Political Status: Former British dependency; joined West Indies Associated States in 1967; independent member of the Commonwealth since September 19, 1983.
Area: 101 sq. mi. (262 sq. km.), encompassing Saint Christopher (65 sq. mi.) and Nevis (36 sq. mi.).
Population: 45, 841 (2001C); 52, 800 (2010E).
Major Urban Center (2005E): BASSETERRE (Saint Christopher, 14, 000).
Official Language: English.
Monetary Unit: East Caribbean Dollar (official rate November 1, 2010: 2.70 dollars = $1US).
Sovereign: Queen ELIZABETH II.
Governor General: Sir Cuthbert Montroville SEBASTIAN; took office January 1, 1996, succeeding Sir Clement Athelston ARRINDELL.
Prime Minister: Dr. Denzil Llewellyn DOUGLAS (St. Kitts-Nevis Labour Party); sworn in on July 7, ...