Known also as Saint Christopher and Nevis, the beautiful Caribbean islands of Saint Kitts and Nevis are located in the West Indies. They became home to the first Caribbean British and French colonies in 1620, who used the islands to house captured slaves.
Gaining independence from Britain on this day in 1983, their emancipation from their colonial masters made them the smallest nation in the Western Hemisphere to achieve such a feat.
Tourism is one of the fastest-growing sectors of their economy, as the islands boast of some of the cleanest waters and tourist sites.
To commemorate their independence, Face2face Africa brings you 10 facts you probably didn’t know about Saint Kitts and Nevis: