Saint Kitts and Nevis is a small island nation located in the Caribbean Sea. It has a population of over 53,000 people and an area of 261 square kilometers. The country is divided into two islands, Saint Kitts and Nevis, and English is the official language. In terms of military and defense, Saint Kitts and Nevis has one of the smallest armed forces in the region with around 400 personnel. The Royal St. Christopher and Nevis Defense Force consists mostly of ground forces with some limited naval capabilities. Additionally, Saint Kitts and Nevis spends around 1% of its GDP on defense spending which is one of the lowest in the region. Despite its limited capabilities, the country’s armed forces are well-trained to ensure security within its borders as well as for international peacekeeping missions in the region. See naturegnosis to learn more about the country of Saint Kitts and Nevis.
The country of Saint Kitts and Nevis lacks (2009) military units. A police corps is responsible for security. To see related acronyms about this country, please check ABBREVIATIONFINDER where you can see that SKN stands for St. Kitts and Nevis.
|Land area||261 km²|
|Residents per km²||206.2|
|Income per capita||$ 28,200|
|Currency||East Caribbean dollar|
|ISO 3166 code||KN|
|Telephone code||+ 1-869|
|Time zone UTC||-4|
|Geographic coordinates||17 20 N, 62 45 W.|
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In the February 2015 election, the ruling Saint Kitts and Nevis Labor Party was halved (from 6 to 3 seats). The People’s Action Movement doubled (from 2 to 4 seats) and the People’s Labor Party (PLP) came in with 1 seat. The two parties formed government with Concerned Citizen’s Movement which got 2 seats. New Prime Minister became PLP Chairman Timothy Harris. The new government soon had problems with the incumbent Governor, Edmund Lawrence. This one was replaced in May and replaced with Tapley Seaton.