Saint Kitts & Nevis

Country Profile

Federation of Saint Kitts and Nevis
(Federation of Saint Kitts and Nevis)

Key Facts

Date of Independence:
19 September 1983
Capital City:
Total Area Ranking:
211 of 236 in the World
Population Size Ranking:
212 of 242 in the World

The Country


Saint Kitts and Nevis is an island nation in eastern region of the Caribbean Sea. Its nearest neighbours are St Barthelemy, St Martin and Anguilla to the north, Antigua and Barbuda to the east, and Montserrat to the south. Saint Kitts and Nevis consists of two main islands, Saint Kitts and Nevis, of which the largest is Saint Kitts (also known as Saint Christopher). The two islands are only 3 km (2 miles) apart.

The islands of Saint Kitts and Nevis are volcanic in origin with high central peaks covered in tropical rain forest. Numerous rivers descend from the mountains. The soil is very fertile.

Saint Kitts and Nevis has a total land area of 261 sq km (104 sq miles) and had a population of 51,300 in 2005. The main ethnic groups are Black 90.4%, Mulatto 5%, East Indian 5%, White 1% and others 0.6%. The capital city, Basseterre is on the island of Saint Kitts.

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National History

Summary Narrative History

Timeline – Key Dates in St Kitts and Nevis History

Further National Information

BBC News Profile: St Kitts and Nevis
World Travel Guide – Caribbean – St Kitts and Nevis
wikipedia: St Kitts and Nevis
wikipedia: History of St Kitts and Nevis


Text to be added on the development of aviation in St Kitts and Nevis.


Civil Aircraft Registrations

St Kitts and Nevis civil aircraft use the registration sequence V4-AAA to V4-ZZZ. Prior to independence the sequence VP-LKA to VP-LLZ was used, 1929-1983.

All-time Saint Kitts and Nevis – civil aircraft register (VP-LKa VP-LLa V4-aaa).
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Aircraft Operators

Military Air Arms

Defence Aviation (Saint Kitts and Nevis Defence Force) – no aviation unit
Defence Aviation (Regional Security System)

Central Government Agencies

Government Aviation – VIP transport is provided by chartered commercial operators
Coast Guard Aviation (St Kitts and Nevis Coast Guard) – no aviation unit

Public Service Aviation

Medical Aviation – no helicopter rescue service
Police Aviation (Royal St Christopher and Nevis Police) – no aviation unit

Commercial Aviation

Leeward Islands Air Transport – LIAT

The World’s Airlines: St Kitts and Nevis

Private Aviation

To be added


Aircraft Manufacturers

None at present.

Aircraft Maintenance/Repair Depots

None known.


Civil Airports & Airfields

Airports in St Kitts and Nevis

Military Air Bases & Airfields

Military Air Bases Listing – not applicable

On Show

Aviation Museums

None at present

Airshow Dates

Key Airshow Dates

More Information

Aviation-Related Magazines

None known.

Aviation Bibliography

To be added

Web Links

To be added.

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