Saint Kitts & Nevis

Population

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The country profiles are intended to provide some background and context for the descriptions of the churches. These profiles should be read in conjunction with those of the churches in the country.

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49138
Surface area:360 km2
Capital:Basseterre
GNI per capita:8210 US$
Languages:

English

Religions:

Christian: 95.00%

Hindu: 2.00%

Spiritist: 2.00%

Other: 1.00%

Christianity:

Protestants: 22260

Anglicans: 15800

Catholics: 4800

Pentecostals: 2770

Independent: 1780

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Originally settled in 1624 by the British, the two islands of Kitts and Nevis were governed separately though they were only 3 km apart.  This changed in the late nineteenth century when they were forcefully unified together with the island of Anguilla by the British.  The strain from this union is still evident today as Nevis accuses St. Kitts of neglecting its needs.  Saint Kitts and Nevis became an associated state with full internal autonomy in 1967.  They were still connected with Anguilla until 1971 when Anguillans rebelled and became independent.  Full independence was given to St Kitts - Nevis in 1983.  In 1998, a proposal was submitted to separate St. Kitts from Nevis, but it failed to gain the two-thirds majority.  The country is primarily Protestant due to its strong British roots (Anglicans lead the numbers).  

(source:  Wikipedia)

 

Ecumenical Organizations and Councils

WCC member churches based in Saint Kitts & Nevis

    WCC member churches present in Saint Kitts & Nevis

    Note: The list of churches present in countries is still in development.

    Last updated: 01/01/06