Flag of Saint Kitts and Nevis

Flag of Saint Kitts and Nevis

The current flag of archipelago of St. Kitts and Nevis has been used since 1983 and it is composed of a sheet, which is divided by a black diagonal stripe into a green and a red field. In addition, the black stripe is framed by narrower yellow stripes and it also bears two white five-pointed star. The stars may indicate the two main islands, but according to the official interpretation it represents freedom and hope. The green color of the upper left field symbolizes the fertile soil of the islands and the red field serves as a reminder of the struggle for independence. The yellow color indicates the local bright sun and the black stripe represents the dark-skinned population. The islands were named in 1493 by Christopher Columbus during his voyage to India.

Country information

Independent Yes
Country codes KN, KNA (ISO 3166-1)
Official name Federation of Saint Christopher and Nevis
Capital city Basseterre
Continent North America
Member of United Nations, Commonwealth of Nations, Organization of American States, Caribbean Community
Population 52 823 (2019)
Total area 261 km2
Highest point Mount Liamuiga on Saint Kitts (1 156 m, 3 793 ft)
Lowest point Caribbean Sea
GDP per capita $ 19 829 (World Bank, 2018)
Currency Eastern Caribbean dollar ($, XCD)
Calling code +1869
Internet TLD .kn

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