In 2019 Saint Christopher and Nevis had a population
density of 193 residents per km2. About 2/3 of
the population lives on the island of Saint Christopher,
which is much more densely populated than Nevis. During
periods, especially in the 1980s, emigration has been
extensive. According to
Countryaah, the capital Basseterre (13,300 residents, 2012)
is the largest city. The capital of Nevis is Charlestown
(2,300 residents, 2012).
English is an official language, but most of the
population speak a variant of Caribbean Creole English.
Previously, a French-based Creole language was also used,
but this is now extinct.
Through the church structure of the British colonial
power, most residents belong to the Anglican Church and the
Methodist Church. Mission took place and is still carried
out by Baptists and Pentecostal movements. In recent years,
an increase in evangelical and charismatic movements has
been noticed. The Catholic Church has a weaker status than
in most neighboring countries. Under the influence of the
Latin American Episcopal Conferences (CELAM), a Catholic
church renewal is underway. In recent years, the Caribbean
Council of Churches developed an ecumenical collaboration
between Anglican, Methodist, Presbyterian, and Catholic
churches in the fight against poverty and marginalization.
Interreligious dialogue exists with African Indian