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Saint Lucia

Parliamentary democracy (under constitutional monarchy)
independant since 1979
Saint Lucia
Region:
Caribbean
Area:
620 km²
Local name:
Saint Lucia
Capital:
Castries
Saint Lucia on the world map

Geography

Saint Lucia is an island state of the Lesser Antilles in the South Caribbean. The dwarf state has a total area of only 620 km² (239 mi²) and a total coastline of 158 km (98.2 mi). This land area is about 3.5 times the size of Washington, D.C. Saint Lucia is thus the 19th smallest country in the Americas and ranked 196th in the world. The highest elevation in the country (Mount Gimie) is 950 meters.

The island group consists of 8 islands. Saint Lucia has no direct neighbours. The distance between New York City and the Capital Castries is about 3,230 km (2,007 mi).

Population

Life expectancy females:
Ø 77.6 years
Birthrate:
11.8 ‰
Deathrate:
7.3 ‰
Males/Females:
49.2% : 50.8%

Population pyramid

Population pyramid Saint Lucia 2019
The currency in Saint Lucia is East Caribbean Dollar (XCD).
1 Dollar is divided into 100 Cents.
Status: 08/04/2021
1 US Dollar = 2.70 Dollar
1 Dollar = 0.37 US Dollar
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Languages

Official language:
English

mother tonguedistribution
Creole-French80.0 %
English20.0 %

Religions

Branchdistribution
Adventists10.4%
Lutherans2.3%
Baptists2.2%
Church of God1.5%
Pentecostals8.9%
Roman Catholics61.5%
Anglicans1.6%
Jehovah's Witnesses1.1%
other Protestants0.9%
nondenominational5.9%
Rastafari1.9%
other1.8%

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Economy

GDP:2.02 bn $
Exportations:1,216.9 M $
Importations:997.7 M $
Tourism receipts:989.00 M $
Unemployment rate:17.1 %
Inflation rate:0.54 %
corruption index:56 (moderate)
Energy consumption:343.2 M kWh

According to the definition of the International Monetary Fund (IMF), Saint Lucia is one of the developing countries because of its lower economic performance.

Land use

57% Urban areas:351 km²
17% Agricultural areas:108 km²
33% Forest:206 km²
0% Water areas:10 km²

Transport

Roadways:1,210 km
Airports:2

Most important cities

CityRegionPopulation
Castries / CapitalCastries Quarter70,000
BiséeCastries Quarter13,000
Vieux FortVieux-Fort4,570
MicoudMicoud Quarter3,410
SoufrièreSoufrière2,920
DenneryDennery Quarter2,870
Gros IsletGros-Islet2,360
PraslinPraslin1,910
CanariesAnse-la-Raye1,860
Anse La RayeAnse-la-Raye1,260
LaborieLaborie Quarter1,130
ChoiseulChoiseul Quarter346




Political indicators

(Based on the "Worldwide Governance Indicators" project of the World Bank)

Political stability:
Rule of law:
Effectivity:
Regulatory quality:
Voice accountability:
Death penalty:constitutionally allowed



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