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SAINT LUCIA
 
   
   
 

Saint Lucia Identity Card

 

 
Country name: Saint Lucia
Area: 616 sq km
Coastline: 158 km
Highest point: Mount Gimie 950 m
Population: 166,312
Density: 269/km2
Population growth rate: 1.28%
Official Language: English
Religions: Predominately Roman Catholic
Government type: Westminster-style parliamentary democracy
Capital: Castries
GDP - per capita: $5,400
Inflation rate: 3%
Currency (code): East Caribbean dollar (XCD)
Vehicle Country Id-Code: WL
ISO CODE Alpha2: LC
ISO CODE Alpha3: LCA
ISO NUMERIC CODE: 662
Calling code: +1 758
Internet country code: .lc
Time Zone: - 4.0 H

 
 
 
 

Saint Lucia spreads a broad array of exotic locales and exciting opportunities for snorkelling and scuba diving amidst steep coastlines and lovely reefs. The island also possesses excellent facilities for hiking, bird watching, golf, tennis, sailing, and a host of other leisure pursuits. Saint Lucia is a privileged Caribbean destination where Caribbean Sea caresses its western shores and the beaches of the eastern side owe their beauty to the tranquil ambience of the Atlantic Ocean. It is also one of the most mountainous destinations among its island group of the Lesser Antilles. Part of the Windward Islands, Saint Lucia displays enough greenery amidst the rugged mountains that reach the peak with Mount Gimie, at 950 m above sea level. The dramatic twin coastal peaks of the Pitons are among the other notable hillocks.


Marigot Bay

Indigenous Carib tribes were settled in Saint Lucia when Spanish explorer Juan de la Cosa discovered it around sixteenth century. After repeated change of reign between British and French imperial forces, the island came under British domination in 1814. After being part of the West Indies Federation for a brief period, Saint Lucia achieved independence in February 22, 1979. Moreover, Saint Lucia’s Soufriere volcano is the world's only drive-in volcanic crater and it is also famous worldwide for hosting the annual Saint Lucia Jazz Festival.


The Pitons
 



 

 

 
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