St. Kitts and Nevis Travel Overview
St. Christopher & Nevis
Official language: English
Continent: Caribbean North America
Dive into the Caribbean
According to Countryaah, the archipelago is located near the island state of Antigua and Barbuda and Montserrat. It is characterized by its three striking volcanoes that formed deep gorges on the island,
Located in the Caribbean Sea, you can count on pleasantly warm water all year round. The area is therefore ideal for diving and sailing trips and beach holidays. The region is also very popular among deep-sea fishermen.
Alternative name: St. Christopher & Nevis
Official language: English
Currency (sub-unit): Dollars (100 cents)
ISO 4217 code
XCD / 951
Continent: North America
Geo coordinates: N 17 ° 21 ‘28.2 ” W -62 ° -46’ -58.8″
Highest mountain: Mount Liamuiga (1,156 m)
Total area: 261 km²
Mainland: 261 km²
Coastline: 135 km
Dependency: Great Britain until 1983
UN member since: 1983
Other political affiliation: Commonwealth
Form of government: Parliamentary monarchy
Houses of Parliament: unikameral
Party system: Multi-party system
State building: federal
Export goods: Sugar, peanuts, cotton
Electricity consumption: 108 million KWh
Cultivation area: 22.22%
Residents in cities: 13,400
Minorities: Indians, whites
Average age: 27.8 years
0-14 years: 27.5%
15-64 years: 64.3%
> 65 years: 8.2%
Population growth: 0.5%
Birth rate: February 18 / 1,000 residents
Death rate: 8.33 / 1,000 residents
Migration: -4.7 / 1,000 residents
Ratio men / women: 0.99
Fertility: 2.31 children / woman
Infant mortality: 14.12 ‰
Life expectancy men: 69.56 years
Life expectancy women: 75.42 years
Country codes and abbreviations
ISO 3166 Alpha 2: KN
ISO 3166 Alpha 3: KNA
ISO 3166 numeric: 659
Top Level Domain: kn
IOC country code: SKN
UN / LOCODE: KN
Railway lines: 50 km
Merchant fleet (ships over 1,000 GRT): 50
Number of doctors: 50
Daily food intake: 3,010 kcal / resident
Last sovereign since: 1983
Arriving by plane
LIAT (LI) (Internet: www.liatairline.com) flies several times a week from Antigua and offers charter flights from Montserrat, St. Maarten and Antigua and Barbuda.
Delta Air Lines (DL), Virgin Atlantic (VS), United Airlines (US), American Airlines (AA), American Eagle (MQ) and Winair (WM) and Caribbean Star Airlines (8B) also fly to the islands. Some major European airlines offer connections in the vicinity, e.g. B. to St. Maarten, Antigua and Puerto Rico.
41 EC $, children under 12 years and transit passengers (up to 24 hours) are exempt. In addition, an eco tax of 4 EC $ is levied.
Arrival by ship
Basseterre is a deep sea port that can accommodate ships up to 120 m in length. Ua Cunard (Internet: www.cunard.com), Princess Cruises (Internet: www.princess.com), Royal Caribbean Cruises (Internet: www.royalcaribbean.com) and Seabourn (Internet: www.seabourn.com) lay here regularly at.
There are regular ferry services from St. Kitts to St. Maarten.
ON THE GO
Traveling by plane
LIAT (LI) flies small planes from Basseterre to Nevis twice a day.
On the way by car / bus
Left-hand traffic. All places can be reached in a few minutes via the islands’ good road network.
The islands’ private buses offer comfortable and frequent, but unscheduled, connections to all localities.
Taxis on both islands have fixed fares, a price list is available from the government. Between 10 p.m. and 6 a.m. a surcharge of 50% is required. Taxi drivers expect a 10% tip.
Cars and mopeds are rented out by several companies.
Documents: On presentation of your own driving license and paying a fee, you will receive a temporary »island driving license«, which is valid for one year.
Out and about by ship
Several times a day regular ferry connections between Basseterre (St. Kitts) and Charlestown (Nevis).