Saint Kitts and Nevis

Saint Kitts and Nevis
Capital city Basseterre
Surface 261 kmĀ²
Population 51,000
Road network length 136 km
Length of highway network 0 km
First highway N/A
Motorway name N/A
Traffic drives Left
License plate code CAN

Saint Kitts and Nevis is an island nation in the Caribbean and part of the Windward Islands. The country has an area the size of 1 or 2 Dutch municipalities and has 51,000 inhabitants. See Saint Kitts and Nevis population density. The capital is Basseterre.

According to ABBREVIATIONFINDER, Saint Kitts and Nevis is located in the northeast of the Caribbean, and consists of the islands of St. Christopher and Nevis. The nearest country is the Netherlands, through the island of St. Eustatius, which is more than 10 kilometers away. The British island of Montserrat is 50 kilometers to the southeast and Antigua and Barbuda is 70 kilometers to the east. The capital Basseterre is located on the island of St. Christopher, on Nevis is the town of Charlestown. Spread over the two islands are other villages. Both islands are highly mountainous, Mount Liamuiga is the highest point at 1,156 meters. The mountains are volcanic and the slopes are covered with tropical rainforest.

The country gained independence from the United Kingdom in 1983, and is the youngest sovereign state in the Americas. It has been a stable democratic country ever since. In 1998 the country was devastated by Hurricane Georges. The economy is dependent on tourism, agriculture and light industry. Sugar is the main export product.

Road Network

St. Christopher has one ring road around the island, but there are no mountain roads over the island, all traffic goes along the coast. There is also a road across the southeastern peninsula to the ferry service to the island of Nevis. You drive on the left, and there are no motorways. The capital Basseterre is only a small town, and is not very busy. A ring road also runs across the island of Nevis, but in the south it runs somewhat inland because the south coast is largely depopulated. There is a bypass around Charlestown. The speed limit is 40 km/h in built-up areas and 65 km/h outside built-up areas, with the maximum speedin miles per hour. There is approximately 320 kilometers of road, of which 136 kilometers were paved in 1999. Ferry services run between St. Christopher and Nevis, which is called the Sea Bridge. The ferry service runs 6 times a day in both directions.

Road numbering

There is no road numbering on St. Kitts and Nevis, as both islands actually have only one bypass.


Little is known about any signage in Saint Kitts and Nevis.

Saint Kitts and Nevis Location Map