Latin America & Caribbean

St Kitts and Nevis profile

  • Population: 52,000 (UN, 2009)
  • Capital: Basseterre
  • Area: 269 sq km (104 sq miles)
  • Major language: English
  • Major religion: Christianity
  • Life expectancy: 68 years (men), 71 years (women) (UN)
  • Monetary unit: 1 East Caribbean dollar = 100 cents
  • Main exports: Foodstuffs, electronics, beverages, tobacco
  • GNI per capita: US $12,610 (World Bank, 2011)
  • International dialling code: +869