Flag of Saint Kitts and Nevis

Saint Kitts and Nevis Flag

Country Information

Sovereign StateYes
Country CodesKN, KNA, 659
Official NameFederation of Saint Kitts and Nevis
ContinentNorth America
Government TypeFederal Parliamentary Democracy under a Constitutional Monarchy
CurrencyEast Caribbean Dollar (XCD)
Calling Code+1 869
Member OfUnited Nations, Commonwealth of Nations, Organization of American States, Caribbean Community (CARICOM), Organization of Eastern Caribbean States
PopulationApproximately 53,000
Total Area261 km²
Highest PointMount Liamuiga (1,156 meters, 3,793 feet)
Lowest PointCaribbean Sea (0 meters, 0 feet)
GDP Per CapitaUSD 18,566
Life Expectancy76 years
Internet TLD.kn

Saint Kitts and Nevis National Anthem

O Land of Beauty!

O Land of Beauty!
Our country where peace abounds,
Thy children stand free
On the strength of will and love.

Flags of Neighboring Countries

History of the Saint Kitts and Nevis Flag

The national flag of Saint Kitts and Nevis was officially adopted on September 19, 1983, the day of the country’s independence from Britain. The flag was designed by Edrice Lewis, a local artist, and symbolizes the past, present, and future of the country.

The flag consists of a green field with a red chevron bordered by two yellow narrow stripes and black-edged white stripes. The green color symbolizes the fertile land, red for the struggle from slavery through colonialism to independence, black represents the African heritage of the people, and yellow signifies the year-round sunshine. The two white stars on the black band represent hope and liberty.

The design of the flag reflects the aspirations and cultural heritage of the people of Saint Kitts and Nevis. The two stars also symbolize the two islands that make up the nation. The use of vibrant colors is typical of Caribbean flags, representing the energy and warmth of the people and their environment.

Since its adoption, the flag has become a symbol of national pride and unity for the people of Saint Kitts and Nevis. It is flown on government buildings, used in public events, and represents the nation in international sports and diplomatic occasions. The flag embodies the spirit of the nation, its struggles for freedom, and its optimistic outlook towards the future.