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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 and a total coastline of 158 km. This area is about 3.5 times the size of Washington, D.C. 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.

Population

Life expectancy females:
Ø 77.4 years
Birthrate:
12.0 ‰
Deathrate:
7.2 ‰
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: 03/04/2021
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:1,895.89 M €
Exportations:1,087.0 M €
Importations:891.2 M €
Tourism receipts:837.43 M €
Unemployment rate:17.1 %
Inflation rate:0.54 %
corruption index:55 (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:106 km²
33% Forest:203 km²
2% 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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