93.00 sq km
Eastern Caribbean (UTC-4)
11,108 (2011 est.)
Full Country Name
Federation of Saint Kitts and Nevis
Covering an area of approximately 93 square kilometres, Nevis is the smaller of two islands comprising the nation of St. Kitts and Nevis. The two volcanic islands are separated by a 3-km-wide channel called The Narrows. Nevis Peak, the island’s highest point sits in the centre of the island. There are visible wave-breaking reefs along the northern and eastern shorelines. To the south and west, the reefs are located in deeper water. The climate is tropical with little variation, tempered all year round (but particularly from December through February) by the north-easterly trade winds. There is a slightly hotter and somewhat rainier season from May to November. Nevis lies within the track area of tropical storms and occasional hurricanes.
Approximately 11,108 people reside on the island. People are referred to as ‘Nevisian’. The official language is English and ‘Nevisian’ or ‘Nevis Creole’ is also widely spoken. Currency used: Eastern Caribbean Dollar (ECD) and US Dollar.
In the event of an earthquake, volcanic eruption or tsunami the Nevis Disaster Management Department is the official authority in Nevis.
Nevis Disaster Management Department
Nevis, Federation of St. Kitts and Nevis