St. Kitts & Nevis is a two-island Federation located in the northern Leeward Islands of the Caribbean. The Federation was formed in 1983, and it is a member of the Commonwealth of Nations and has diplomatic relations with The Government of Taiwan. It is a parliamentary democracy with the Queen as its Head of State.
With a combined total size of 261 square km, these idyllic sister islands, offer visitors a relatively authentic island experience with their luxuriant mountain rain forests; uncrowded beaches; historic ruins and friendly people. The population of the twin islands is estimated at 54,000, with an impressive literacy rate of 98%. English is spoken extensively, and it is the country’s sole official language.
After moving away from sugar production as the main revenue driver for the economy, the islands now depends heavily on tourism and immigration services having established the first immigration program in the world in 1984. The country’s currency is the Eastern Caribbean dollar, which is pegged to the United States dollar.