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The flag of Saint Kitts and Nevis contains of a yellow-edged black stripe landscaping two white stars that divides slantwise from the lower hoist-side angle, with a green top triangle and red bottom triangle. Approved in 1983 to substitute the flag of Saint Christopher-Nevis-Anguilla, it has been the flag of the Federation of Saint Kitts and Nevis meanwhile the country achieved independence that year. Although the Saint Kitts and Nevis Flag utilizes the colors of the Pan-Africanist movement, the symbolism behindhand them is interpreted differently.

The three islands later developed in to parts of the West Indies Federation in 1958; after this dissolved four years later, they were decided the status of subordinate state as Saint Christopher-Nevis-Anguilla. This was finally formalized in 1980, and a new Flag of Saint Kitts and Nevis for the residual parts of the federation was wanted, since the symbolism of the preceding flag centred on the idea of a union of three.

History of Saint Kitts and Nevis Flag

The Saint Kitts and Nevis Coat of Arms shows the motto "Country Above Self". The center of the coat of arms is conquered by a shield, at the vile of which is a ship. Above that is a red chevron tinted by two poinciana plants, and at the top of the protection is the head of a Carib indian. About the Carib indian is the fleur-de-lis and a rose. The Caribs were the initial inhabitants of the isles, and the fleur-de-lis and rose mean the English and the French effects. A helmet outdid with a tower seems with a flaming torch supported by the hands of an African, European, and a person of mixed ancestry.

Saint Kitts and Nevis Flag Design and Symbolic Meaning

The colors and symbols of the flag transmit cultural, political, and local meanings. The green refers to the country's lush land, while the red suggests the fight for freedom in contradiction of slavery and colonialism. The yellow bands signify the sunshine the islands enjoy all year round, and the black epitomizes the people's African roots. The two stars on the black band symbolize hope and liberty. The official meaning late the flag's symbols was formulated by Edris Lewis.

About Saint Kitts and Nevis

The island is bordered by the Caribbean Sea, and the eastern coast facing the Atlantic Ocean. The population of the island is 55,345 and the population density is 164 people per square kilometer (424/sq mi).

Saint Kitts and Nevis has a framework of a federal parliamentary democracy. The official language of Saint Kitts and Nevis is English and the currency is Dollar. Saint Kitts and Nevis comprises of two letters Saint Kitts and Nevis code i.e. KN and its three letters Saint Kitts and Nevis code is KNA and in digits it is 659. The calling code is +1-869 and the UTC i.e. standard time followed in Saint Kitts and Nevis is UTC -4 hours.

Being a federal republic, Saint Kitts and Nevis comprises of administrative divisions instead of regions, provinces or states.

Saint Kitts and Nevis Country Information

Country Saint Kitts and Nevis
Continent North America
Official Languages English
Capital Basseterre
Currency East Caribbean dollar $ (XCD)

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Saint Kitts and Nevis Time Zones

CET UTC-04:00
CEST UTC-04:00

Saint Kitts and Nevis Codes

Internet TLD KN
Three-letter country code KNA
Three-digit country code 659
Calling code +1869