SAINT LUCIA
Updated 29 September 2012
Saint Lucia is located in the Caribbean Sea of the North American Continent, with a population of 162,178, making
it the 18
6th largest national population. Its capital and largest city is Castries with a total population of 61,341. The
country encompasses 616 square kilometers making it the 192nd largest country in total area. It shares boundaries
with Saint Lucia Channel, Atlantic Ocean, Caribbean Sea and Saint Vincent Passage.

Queen Elizabeth the II of the United Kingdom is recognized as the Chief of State and achieves that status through
heredity and holds that position for life or abdication. She is represented by Governor General Dame Pearlette
Louisy. Prime Minister Kenny Davis A
nthony is recognized as the Head of Government and, along with Deputy
Prime Minister Philip J. Pierre,
achieves that status following legislative elections, when the leader of the majority
party or the leader of a majority coalition is usually appointed prime minister by the governor general. Its form of
government is a parliamentary democracy and they celebrate the creation of their constitution on 22nd of May 1970.

The languages commonly or officially spoken are English and French patois. It counts among its major religions
Roman Catholic, Seventh Day Adventist, Pentecostal, Anglican, Evangelical, other Christian, Rastafarian, other,
unspecified and none. As sources of mass communication it has 2 AM, 2 FM and 2 Television stations.

Major geographical features are Mount Gimie, its highest point at 950 meters and Atlantic Ocean, its lowest point at
0 meters. Its principal waterways are the Atlantic Ocean and Caribbean Sea, whose coastlines measure 188
kilometers.

Major industries providing for the bulk of their Gross Domestic Product (GDP) are clothing, assembly of electronic
components, beverages, corrugated cardboard boxes, tourism, lime processing and coconut processing. Its official
currency is East Caribbean Dollar.

Here’s something you may not know about Saint Lucia. Saint Lucia is nicknamed “The Island of Iguanas” from its
original Indian name Iouanalas that means “Island of Iguanas”.
Castries- Saint Lucia's
capital and largest city
Old prison
Locals talking to a cop
Jungle view
View from Bagshaws
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Dennery on the east
coast of Saint Lucia
Gros and Petit Pitons-
Saint Lucia's
westernmost point on
the Caribbean Sea
Rock jetty at Gros Inlet
on Saint Lucia's
northern tip
Callaloo Soup- a soup
made of spinach like
leaves and the
national dish of Saint
Lucia
Mount Gimie- Saint
Lucia's highest point
Marigot Bay
Ladies wearing the
national costume of
Saint Lucia
Soufriere on Saint
Lucia's southwest coast
Vieux Fort on Saint
Lucia's south coast
Tall ship sailing into
Castries Harbour
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Ministre Point- St.
Lucia's southernmost
point on the Saint
Vincent Channel
Pigeon Island National
Park near Pointe du
Cap- Saint Lucia's
northernmost point on
the Saint Lucia
Channel
Trou Gros Point- Saint
Lucia's easternmost
point on the Atlantic
Ocean
Waterfall at Grand
Bois Forest Nature
Preserve