St. Kitts and Nevis


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St. Kitts and Nevis

Official name: Federation of Saint Kitts and Nevis

Capital city: Basseterre

Internet country code: .kn

Flag description: Divided diagonally from the lower hoist side by a broad black band bearing two white five-point­ed stars; the black band is edged in yellow; the upper tri­angle is green, the lower triangle is red

National anthem: “O Land of Beauty!” (first line)

National bird: Brown pelican (Pelecanusoccidentalis)

National flower: Poinciana or flamboyant (Delonix regia)

Geographical description: Caribbean, islands in the Caribbean Sea, about one-third of the way from Puerto Rico to Trinidad and Tobago

Total area: St. Kitts 65 sq. mi. (168 sq. km.); Nevis 36 sq. mi. (93 sq. km.)

Climate: Tropical, tempered by constant sea breezes; little seasonal temperature variation; rainy season (May to November)

Nationality: noun: Kittitian(s), Nevisian(s); adjective: Kittit­ian, Nevisian

Population: 39,349 (July 2007 CIA est.)

Ethnic groups: Predominantly African ancestry; some British, Portuguese, and Lebanese

Languages spoken: English

Religions: Principally Anglican, with Evangelical Protes­tant and Roman Catholic minorities

Legal Holidays:

Boxing DayDec 26
Carnival DayJan 2
Christmas DayDec 25
Easter MondayApr 25, 2011; Apr 9, 2012; Apr 1, 2013; Apr 21, 2014; Apr 6, 2015; Mar 28, 2016; Apr 17, 2017; Apr 2, 2018; Apr 22, 2019; Apr 13, 2020; Apr 5, 2021; Apr 18, 2022; Apr 10, 2023
Emancipation DayAug 4
Good FridayApr 22, 2011; Apr 6, 2012; Mar 29, 2013; Apr 18, 2014; Apr 3, 2015; Mar 25, 2016; Apr 14, 2017; Mar 30, 2018; Apr 19, 2019; Apr 10, 2020; Apr 2, 2021; Apr 15, 2022; Apr 7, 2023
Independence DaySep 19
Labour DayMay 2, 2011; May 7, 2012; May 6, 2013; May 5, 2014; May 4, 2015; May 2, 2016; May 1, 2017; May 7, 2018; May 6, 2019; May 4, 2020; May 3, 2021; May 2, 2022; May 1, 2023
National Heroes' DaySep 16
New Year's DayJan 1
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