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Saint Lucia has an area of 617 square kilometers (238 square miles), and a population of about 173,765. The capital and largest city of Saint Lucia is called Castries, which is home to about 32 percent of the island's population. The island is divided eleven into quarters or parishes for administrative purposes, each headquartered in a city by the same name. The other major towns in Saint Lucia are Gros Islet, Soufriere, and Vieux Fort. The people of Saint Lucia are primarily Afro-Caribbean (about 68 percent), with a minority of Europeans, people of mixed descent, and people of native descent. The official language is English, but the vernacular language is Saint Lucian French Creole.
Saint Lucia was discovered by Europeans around 1500, and was settled by 1550, though its history before this time is unclear. The French used the island as a base, later establishing a permanent settlement in 1643, cultivating sugar cane on plantations. The British took control of the islands after the 1763 Treaty of Paris, becoming part of the British Windward Islands colony in 1814. In 1958, Saint Lucia became part of the West Indies Federation, and then the West Indies Associated States, gaining full independence in 1979.
Saint Lucia Features
Saint Lucia is located at the Caribbean Sea. The island nation is located at between the North Atlantic Ocean and the Caribbean Sea. The geographic coordinates of Saint Lucia are 13deg; 53' North latitude and 60deg; 58' West longitude. The island nation covers a total area of 616 square kilometers. The population of Saint Lucia as per the estimate of July 2007 was 170, 649. The people of the country are known as Saint Lucian.Saint Lucia Quarters
There are 11 quarters in Saint Lucia. The quarters of the island nation have been indicated by using different colors. The Saint Lucia quarters are:
Some of the major cities of Saint Lucia are indicated in the political map of Saint Luci by black dots. The marked cities of the island nation include Vieux Fort, Londonderry, Choiseul, Micoud, Mon Repos, Soufriere, Anse La Raye, Dennery, Praslin, Dauphin.
Saint Lucia Capital
The capital of Saint Lucia is Castries. The national capital is highlighted in the political Saint Lucia map by a red square box with black border. The geographic coordinates of Castries are 14deg; North latitude and 61deg; West longitude. The capital city is located at an altitude of 672 feet. Some of the cities that are in close proximity to Castries are:
- La Point
- Marisule Estate
Saint Lucia is at the Caribbean Sea. In the printable political Saint Lucia map the position of the island in respect to the other neighboring islands is shown. The neighboring island nations of Saint Lucia are Saint Kitts and Nevis, Antigua & Barbuda, Dominica, Barbados, St. Vincent & The Grenadines, Grenada, Trinidad& Tobago and Venezuela. The scale of the map is also provided in the political map of Saint Lucia. The internal boundaries of Saint Lucia are indicated by black lines.
Note : -Population: 2010-05-10 census provisional estimates.
Area: Figures provided by Karem Abdalla.
Last Updated On : October 25, 2012