: St. Kitts and Nevis 🇰🇳
Driving through St. Kitts can be quite annoying at first due to all the hills...however, the views from the tops of these hills are simply breathtaking..
Saint Kitts and Nevis is nicknamed "The Mother Colony of the West Indies", because they were among the first islands in the Caribbean to be settled by Europeans. The islands' first inhabitants are unknown: however, we know that they first settled around 3000 years ago. In 1623, the island was settled by the English, soon followed by the French, then later on by the Spanish, and then again by the English. The colony finally achieved independence on September 19, 1983. St. Kitts and Nevis is now regarded as a sovereign, democratic, and federal state; the Prime Minister is the head of government. Both islands are divided into 14 parishes in total, and the capital and largest city is Basseterre. English is the sole official language, although Saint Kitts Creole is also widely spoken. The majority of the population is of African descent, and Europeans and Indians make up most of the remaining demographics. Some national symbols include the coat of arms, the national bird (brown pelican), and the national dishes (stewed saltfish, coconut dumplings, and seasoned breadfruit). Popular tourist attractions include Mount Liamuiga, Cockleshell Bay, Brimstone Hill Fortress, Bloody River, Fairview Great House, and many more.