Saint Kitts and Nevis Religion and Languages

By | March 5, 2021

According to franciscogardening, Saint Kitts and Nevis is a two-island country located in the Caribbean Sea. It has a population of around 54,000 people and covers an area of 261 square kilometers. The capital city is Basseterre, which is also the largest city in the country. The official language of Saint Kitts and Nevis is English but other languages such as French Patois are also spoken. Saint Kitts and Nevis has a long history as an independent state with strong ties to its Caribbean neighbors. Its economy relies mainly on services, supplemented by agriculture and tourism. With a GDP of $1 billion USD in 2020, Saint Kitts and Nevis remains one of the smaller economies in the Caribbean region.


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.

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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 traditions.

Saint Kitts Population by Religion