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Saint Kitts and Nevis

Population

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).

Religion and Languages of Saint Kitts and Nevis

Language

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.

Religion

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.

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