Where is Saint Lucia?

Saint Lucia is a North American country covering 616.00 km2 of which 1.62% is water and 606.00 km2 is land. This makes it the 18th smallest country in the world and about 4 times smaller than Rhode Island. Its geographic coordinates are 13 53 N, 60 58 W and Castries is the capital city.

Saint Lucia is an island nation. Saint Lucia desputes Venezuela's claim that Aves Island sustains human habitation.

Saint Lucia was named after Saint Lucy of Syracuse by French sailors.

Its ISO code is LC.

Geography

It is located in the Caribbean. Saint Lucia has a mean elevation of 0 m above sea level.

It has a temperate climate with low humidity. Its terrain is volcanic and mountainous with broad, fertile valleys.

Population

Saint Lucia has a population of 164,464 making it the 185th largest in the world. The majority of the population lives on the periphery.

English is the official language, while French patois is also spoken. The majority of the population is of Black/African or mixed descent. The majority of the country is Roman Catholic or Protestant.

The dialing code for the country is -757.

Government

Saint Lucia is an independent country. It gained independence from the United Kingdom in 1979. Its constitution was last ratified in 1978.

Economy

Factoring in Purchasing Power Parity, Saint Lucia's GDP is $2,083,000,000.00 (USD) with $12,000.00 (USD) per capita. This makes it the 193rd largest economy and its citizens the 122nd richest in the world. The currency of Saint Lucia is the Dollar (XCD).

Its major export partners are the Dominican Republic, the United States, and Suriname. Its main exports are bananas, clothing, cocoa, avocadoes, and mangoes. Its major import partners are Brazil, the United States, and Trinidad and Tobago. Its major imports include food, manufactured goods, machinery and transportation equipment, and chemicals.