Updated at 2022-03-11
The Federation of Saint Christopher and Nevis is the smallest country in the Americas. It comprises two islands on the Caribbean Sea. Tourism is the main source of income for the country, catering to large crowds of American and Canadian tourists in the winter seasons. Besides breathtaking beaches, the most historical attraction is Brimstone Hill Fortress National Park, a UNESCO World Heritage Site. The fortress was designed by a British designer and built by African slaves. Therefore, it is a reminder of European expansion in the Caribbean. LIght industry and agriculture are also emerging in Saint Kitts and Nevis. Taiwan engages in in-depth bilateral exchanges with Saint Kitts in climate change, agriculture, and medicine.
Flag: The flag of Saint Kitts and Nevis is a yellow-edged black diagonal band bearing two white five-pointed stars with an upper green triangle and a lower red triangle. Red represents the hardships that the people endured while fighting for freedom during an era of slavery and colonialism. Green represents fertile land. Yellow represents sunshine, and black represents the people’s African heritage. The two stars represent hope and freedom.
National Day: December 5
Area: Approx. 261 square kilometers
Population: 53,000 (2021)
Currency: East Caribbean dollar (XCD)
Government: Constitutional monarchy, federalism, parliamentary democracy