St. Kitts & Nevis (The Federation) has been independent since 1983 and forms part of Lesser Antilles, a group of islands located 2,000 km to the southeast of Miami.
The official and business language
The major industries
- sugar plantation
The Federation is a member of the United Nations, the British Commonwealth, the Organization of American States and various other international organizations.The Head of State is the Queen of England and the Federation has a well-functioning democracy based on the British parliamentary system. Holders of the Federation’s passport are allowed visa-free access to the United Kingdom and over 120 countries and territories.
The Eastern Caribbean Central Bank has its headquarters on St. Kitts and maintains the stability of the national currency of Eastern Caribbean Dollar, which is pegged to the US dollar.