Saint Lucia
in Caribbean
North America

National active POI
Location Summary
Currency and Currency Code:
Dollar - XCD
Spoken languages:
English
Local electricity:
230 V - 50 Hz (plugs: G)
Mobile phone / cellular frequencies (MHz):
850 MHz, 900 MHz, 1800 MHz, 1900 MHz
ISO 2-Letter code:
LC
Internet top level domain:
.lc
Country phone prefix:
+1-758
Local Time (capital):
Timezone:
UTC/GMT offset: hours

Explore Saint Lucia

Saint Lucia with its capital Castries is located in North America (Caribbean, island between the Caribbean Sea and North Atlantic Ocean). It covers some 617 square kilometers (three and a half times the size of Washington, DC) with a population of 164,994. English is the language spoken by the majority in Saint Lucia. There are no land based border this country shares with any other country.

Saint Lucia is a British Commonwealth country that is an island in the Caribbean, off the coast of Central America. It lies between the Caribbean Sea and North Atlantic Ocean, north of Trinidad and Tobago. Climbing the Gros Piton is an achievable goal for most people. The trailhead begins at an elevation of about 600 feet (approx. 180 m) above sea level and requires about two hours of moderate to strenuous hiking to reach the summit of about 2600 feet (approx. 800 m) above sea level. Snorkeling is popular and a number of beaches are suitable.

Impressions from the Saint Lucian capital

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Popular Destinations in Saint Lucia

Administrative regions of Saint Lucia

About the country

The terrain is volcanic and mountainous with broad, fertile valleys. The average density of population is about 268 per km². The climate in Saint Lucia can be described as tropical, moderated by northeast trade winds with dry season January to April, rainy season May to August. Possible natural disasters include hurricanes Mount Gimie (948 m), also known as Qualibou, is a caldera on the west of the island; the iconic twin pyramidal peaks of Gros Piton (771 m) and Petit Piton (743 m) are lava dome remnants associated with the Soufriere volcano; there have been no historical

To reach someone Saint Lucia dial +1-758 prior to a number. The local cellular networks are operated on 850 MHz, 900 MHz, 1800 MHz, 1900 MHz. Websites typically end with the top level domain ".lc". If you want to bring electric appliances (e.g. battery chaarger), keep in min the local 230 V - 50 Hz (plugs: G). The sign for the locally used currency Dollar is XCD.

Cerulean blue with a gold isosceles triangle below a black arrowhead; the upper edges of the arrowhead have a white border; the blue color represents the sky and sea, gold stands for sunshine and prosperity, and white and black the racial composition of the island (with the latter being dominant); the two major triangles invoke the twin Pitons (Gros Piton and Petit Piton), cone-shaped volcanic plugs that are a symbol of the island.

Flag of Saint Lucia

The island, with its fine natural harbor at Castries, was contested between England and France throughout the 17th and early 18th centuries (changing possession 14 times); it was finally ceded to the UK in 1814. Even after the abolition of slavery on its plantations in 1834, Saint Lucia remained an agricultural island, dedicated to producing tropical commodity crops. Self-government was granted in 1967 and independence in 1979.

Geography

Area
Total (World Rank: 193) 616sq km
Land (World Rank: 190) 606sq km
Water (World Rank: 149) 10sq km
Forest (World Rank: 188) 1.00%
Comparative three and a half times the size of Washington, DC
Coastline
158
Elevation
Highest point (World Rank: 168) 948m
Agricultural land
Total (World Rank: 175) 17.40%
Arable (World Rank: 150) 4.90%
Permanent crops (World Rank: 24) 11.50%
Permanent pastures (World Rank: 188) 1.00%
Irrigated land (World Rank: 159) 30sq km
Map reference
Central America and the Caribbean
Environment
Issues
  • - deforestation
  • - particularly in the northern region
  • - soil erosion
Agreement party
  • - Biodiversity
  • - Climate Change
  • - Climate Change-Kyoto Protocol
  • - Desertification
  • - Endangered Species
  • - Environmental Modification
  • - Hazardous Wastes
  • - Law of the Sea
  • - Marine Dumping
  • - Ozone Layer Protection
  • - Ship Pollution
  • - Wetlands
  • - Whaling
Hazzards
  • - hurricanes
  • - Mount Gimie (948 m), also known as Qualibou, is a caldera on the west of the island; the iconic twin pyramidal peaks of Gros Piton (771 m) and Petit Piton (743 m) are lava dome remnants associated with the Soufriere volcano; there have been no historical
Location
Caribbean, island between the Caribbean Sea and North Atlantic Ocean, north of Trinidad and Tobago
Climate
tropical, moderated by northeast trade winds; dry season January to April, rainy season May to August
Terrain
volcanic and mountainous with broad, fertile valleys

People

Population
Total (World Rank: 186) 164,994
Deathrate (World Rank: 102) 0.77%
Birthrate (World Rank: 143) 1.33%
Growthrate (World Rank: 164) 0.32%
Migration rate (World Rank: 136) -0.25%
Fertility rate (World Rank: 160) 1.75%
Median age
Male (World Rank: 82) 33.70
Female (World Rank: 77) 36.00
Age structure
0 14 male (World Rank: 187) 17,006
0 14 female (World Rank: 187) 16,027
15 24 male (World Rank: 186) 12,870
15 24 female (World Rank: 186) 12,492
25 54 male (World Rank: 184) 34,117
25 54 female (World Rank: 183) 36,779
55 64 male (World Rank: 185) 7,608
55 64 female (World Rank: 182) 8,881
65 x male (World Rank: 180) 8,704
65 x female (World Rank: 179) 10,510
Health
Infant mortality rate (World Rank: 126) 1.09%
Life expectancy total (World Rank: 62) 78years
Life expectancy female (World Rank: 63) 81years
Life expectancy male (World Rank: 65) 75years
Physicians per 1000 (World Rank: 163) 0.10
Hospital bed per 1000 (World Rank: 123) 1.60
Sanitation access total (World Rank: 98) 90.50%
Obesity adult (World Rank: 111) 19.70%
Drinking water access (World Rank: 99) 96.30%

Energy

Electricity
Production (World Rank: 172) 358,000,000kWh
Consumption (World Rank: 176) 332,900,000kWh
Source fossil (World Rank: 36) 98.90%
Source renew (World Rank: 131) 1.10%
Refined products
Consumption (World Rank: 185) 3,100bbl / day
Import (World Rank: 176) 3,058bbl / day
Natural gas
Consumption (World Rank: 167) 3
Carbon footprint
400000

Nation

Budget
Education (World Rank: 81) 5% of GDP
Health (World Rank: 87) 7% of GDP
Surplus (World Rank: 83) -2% of GDP
National symbol
twin pitons
National colours
white
Adjective
Saint Lucian
Noun
Saint Lucian(s)
Background
The island, with its fine natural harbor at Castries, was contested between England and France throughout the 17th and early 18th centuries (changing possession 14 times); it was finally ceded to the UK in 1814. Even after the abolition of slavery on its plantations in 1834, Saint Lucia remained an agricultural island, dedicated to producing tropical commodity crops. Self-government was granted in 1967 and independence in 1979.
Flag description
cerulean blue with a gold isosceles triangle below a black arrowhead; the upper edges of the arrowhead have a white border; the blue color represents the sky and sea, gold stands for sunshine and prosperity, and white and black the racial composition of the island (with the latter being dominant); the two major triangles invoke the twin Pitons (Gros Piton and Petit Piton), cone-shaped volcanic plugs that are a symbol of the island

Economy

Gdp
Purchasing power parity (World Rank: 191) 2,306,000,000USD
Real growth rate (World Rank: 173) 1.00%
Per capita purchasing power parity (World Rank: 113) 13,300USD
Source agriculture (World Rank: 154) 2.90%
Source industry (World Rank: 185) 13.90%
Source service (World Rank: 22) 83.20%
Labourforce
Total (World Rank: 182) 79,700
Products
Industries
  • - assembly of electronic components
  • - beverages
  • - clothing
  • - coconut processing
  • - corrugated cardboard boxes
  • - lime processing
  • - tourism
Agriculture
  • - bananas
  • - citrus
  • - cocoa
  • - coconuts
  • - root crops
  • - vegetables
Exports
  • - avocados
  • - bananas
  • - clothing
  • - cocoa
  • - coconut oil
  • - mangoes
Imports
  • - chemicals
  • - food
  • - fuels
  • - machinery
  • - manufactured goods
  • - transportation equipment

Communication

Phone
Landline total (World Rank: 162) 35,003
Landline per 100 (World Rank: 83) 21.00
Mobile per 100 (World Rank: 120) 107.00
Assessment 0
Internet
Users (World Rank: 175) 86,000
Population (World Rank: 119) 52.40%

Transport

Air
Airports paved (World Rank: 189) 2.00
Road
Total length (World Rank: 181) 1,210
Paved length (World Rank: 148) 847
Unpaved length (World Rank: 137) 363