Saint Kitts and Nevis

General Facts

Area: 261 km2 (101 sq miles)

Capital City: Basseterre

Population: 54,821 (2016 census)

Official Languages: English

Boarding Countries: None (Island)

Coastline: 135 km (84 miles)

Currency: Eastern Caribbean Dollar (XCD)

Government: Constitutional Monarchy  


Temperatures range from 26°c (79°f) to 32°c (89°f) all year long. Northeast tradewinds are constant. Rain usually falls between May and November, averaging 109 cm (43 in) a year. High humidity characterizes the summer months. Hurricane season runs from late summer to early fall.

Five Largest Cities/Towns: 

1. Basseterre (15,500)

2. Sandy Point Town (3,140)

3. Monkey Hill-St. Peter's (2,654)

4. Cayon (2,500)

5. Charlestown (1,650)