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St. Kitts Country Profile
The former British colony of St Kitts and Nevis is inhabited mostly by the descendants of West African slaves. Its beaches, scenery and a warm, sunny climate give it great tourist potential. It is also vulnerable to hurricanes.
Full name: Federation of Saint Christopher and Nevis
Population: 46,000 (UN, 2001)
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 $10,100 (World Bank, 2009)
International dialling code: +869
Head of state: Queen Elizabeth II, represented by Governor-General
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