St. Kitts and Nevis Travel Overview

St. Kitts and Nevis Travel Overview

Important facts

Capital: Basseterre

Official language: English

Currency: dollar

Continent: Caribbean North America

Impressive islands

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.


Currency (sub-unit): Dollars (100 cents)

ISO 4217 code

XCD / 951


Continent: North America

Region: Caribbean

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


St Kitts and Nevis GDP - gross domestic product

Export goods: Sugar, peanuts, cotton

Electricity consumption: 108 million KWh

Cultivation area: 22.22%

Demographic data

Residents: 39,100

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


Source: Abbreviationfinder


Railway lines: 50 km

Merchant fleet (ships over 1,000 GRT): 50


Number of doctors: 50

Daily food intake: 3,010 kcal / resident



Foundation: 1983

Last sovereign since: 1983


Arriving by plane

LIAT (LI) (Internet: 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.

Departure fee

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:, Princess Cruises (Internet:, Royal Caribbean Cruises (Internet: and Seabourn (Internet: lay here regularly at.

There are regular ferry services from St. Kitts to St. Maarten.


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.

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.

and mopeds are rented out by several companies.

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).