Saint Kitts and Nevis
San Cristóbal and Nieves are two islands of the Caribbean region, in America, united in the Federation of San Cristóbal and Nieves that form a country of the Antillean north, specifically of the Leeward Islands. Christopher Columbus colonized these islands on his second trip to this continent, calling the largest San Cristobal in honor of the legendary martyred saint and Nieves to the second by the snow of its summit, in allusion to a miracle of the Blessed Virgin Mary with the invocation of Our Lady of the Snows and happened in the Esquilino mount, in Rome, in the IV century. It is the smallest country in the American continent, both in size and population.
Saint Kitts and Nevis has an area of 261 square km and a population of 54,961 inhabitants. Its capital and most populated city is Basseterre, in San Cristóbal. The two islands are separated by the narrow Narrows, 3 km San Cristobal contains the highest peak of the islands, Monte Liamuiga with 1,156 m Most of the population on the island are descendants of African slaves. The two islands were home to the first British and French colonies in the Caribbean, so it has also been titled "The mother colony of the West Indies.".