Saint Kitts and Nevis is a country located in the Caribbean. It has an area of 261 square kilometers and a population of approximately 53,000 people. The ethnic composition of Saint Kitts and Nevis is mainly African, with other minority groups including mixed-race, English-speaking Creole, and East Indian. The majority of the population are adherents to Christianity, with around 90% following the religion and the rest being either Muslim or other faiths. Education is compulsory for children up to the age of 16 and the literacy rate is estimated to be around 98%. The official language is English but there are also many other languages spoken throughout the country such as French Patois and Spanish. The capital city Basseterre has an estimated population of over 13,000 people making it the largest city in Saint Kitts and Nevis. Check hyperrestaurant to learn more about Saint Kitts and Nevis in 2009.
In the countryside of Saint Christopher, the big estate still dominates. Visit AbbreviationFinder to see the definitions of SKN and acronym for St. Kitts and Nevis. Slavery was abolished in 1838, but the farm workers have largely remained dependent on the sugar plantation owners for work and housing. The state has bought some goods and leased them to small farmers. Small farms have been more common in Nevis, but these have often struggled with profitability problems. Many landless and poor small farmers have moved to the cities or emigrated. During the period 1990-2006, unemployment fell from about 15 to just over 5 percent. Check to see Saint Kitts and Nevis population.
The state’s relatively good finances as a result of very rapid economic development during the 1980s and 1990s made it possible to expand the welfare system for all citizens. There are compulsory insurance for old age pension, illness and accidents. The state is responsible for health care, which is fairly well developed. Health conditions have improved; tropical diseases are no longer present and serious infectious diseases are uncommon.