Saint Lucia

Official nameSaint Lucia
Name in local languageSaint Lucia (en)
ContinentAmericas
SubcontinentCaribbean
Population (ranking: 200e)178,696 inhabitants (2018)
Population growth0.79 % / year
Area603 km²
Density296.34 inhabitants / km²
GDP (ranking: 204e)1.712 billions $USD (2017)
GDP/capita (ranking)9,851 $USD (2017)
GDP growth3.00 % / year (2017)
Life expectancy (ranking)77.80 years (2016)
Birth rate13.50 ‰ (2016)
Fertility rate1.75 children / woman (2016)
Death rate (ranking)7.60 ‰ (2016)
Infant mortality rate (ranking)11.20 ‰ (2016)
Literacy rate90.10 % (2001)
Official languagesEnglish, Saint Lucian Creole, French
CurrencyEast Caribbean dollar ($ XCD)
HDI (ranking: 123e)0.747 / 1 (2017)
EPI (ranking)56.18 (2018)
GovernmentUnitary parliamentary constitutional monarchy
Head of StateQueen Elizabeth II ; Governor-General Neville Cenac
National Day13 December
ISO CodesLC, LCA
DemonymSaint Lucian
Tourists (ranking)1,114,756 people (2017)
Sainte-Lucie – petite
An island that lives thanks to tourism

St. Lucia is an island nation in the Caribbean, located on the eastern edge of the Caribbean Sea. It is part of the Windward Islands between Saint Vincent and the Grenadines to the south, Barbados to the southeast and Martinique to the north. Saint Lucia is also part of the British Commonwealth. Small island near Martinique, the official language is English, but it speaks a lot French and Creole.

Castries, capitale de Sainte-Lucie
Castries, capital of Saint Lucia. Photo: UpstateNYer
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Urban areas (2017)
Urban areasPopulation
Castries106,466 inhabitants
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Administrative divisions
QuartersPopulationArea
Anse-la-Raye6,305 inhabitants31 km²
Canaries2,063 inhabitants16 km²
Castries66,262 inhabitants80 km²
Choiseul6,154 inhabitants31 km²
Dennery12,715 inhabitants70 km²
Forest0 inhabitants78 km²
Gros-Islet25,443 inhabitants101 km²
Laborie6,763 inhabitants38 km²
Micoud16,434 inhabitants78 km²
Soufrière8,550 inhabitants50 km²
Vieux Fort16,434 inhabitants44 km²
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See also