|Saint Kitts (Christopher) and Nevis :: Brief History|
Capital City: Basseterre
National Holiday: Independence Day, 19 September (1983)
National Anthem: Click here for anthem.Brief History: Saint Kitts and Nevis along with Anguilla, became an associated state with full internal autonomy in 1967. Anguilla rebelled and was allowed to secede in 1971. St. Kitts and Nevis achieved independence in 1983. In August 1998, a vote in Nevis on a referendum to separate from St. Kitts fell short of the two-thirds majority needed. In late September 1998, Hurricane Georges caused approximately $445 million in damages and limited GDP growth for the year.
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