Facts on St Kitts_Nevis
Area: 261 sq km; 104 sq miles
Capital City: Basseterre (15 000)
People: More than 90% of the population are of African descent. The rest is predominantly of European, or mixed European and African, descent.
Religion(s): Principally Anglican, with Roman Catholic and Evangelical Protestant minorities
Currency: Eastern Caribbean Dollar (EC$), which is pegged at EC$ 2.70 to US$1.00
Major Political Parties: St Kitts and Nevis Labour Party (SKNLP); People’s Action Movement (PAM); Concerned Citizens’ Movement (CCM); Nevis Reformation Party (NRP).
Government: St Kitts and Nevis is a federation. Its Head of State, Queen Elizabeth II, is represented in St Kitts and Nevis by a Governor-General, who acts on the advice of the Prime Minister and the Cabinet. . St Kitts and Nevis has a unicameral parliament: the 14 member House of Assembly comprises 11 elected members and three nominated members (two nominated on the advice of the Prime Minister and one on the advice of the leader of the opposition). Nevis has its own five seat island administration and is guaranteed representation in the House of Assembly.
Head of State: Queen Elizabeth II, represented by Governor-General HE Sir Cuthbert Montraville Sebastian GCMG OBE.
Prime Minister/Premier: Dr The Hon Denzil Douglas
Foreign Minister: Hon Sam Condor
Membership of international groupings/organisations: ACP, C, CARICOM, CDB, ECLAC, FAO, G-77, IBRD, ICFTU, ICRM, IDA, IFAD, IFC, IFRCS, ILO, IMF, Interpol, IOC, OAS, OECS, OPANAL, OPCW (signatory), UN, UNCTAD, UNESCO, UNIDO, UPU, WCL, WHO, WIPO, WTO.
DID YOU KNOW?
People on St Kitts are called Kittitians; while on Nevis they are called Nevisians.