Saint Lucia

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Saint Lucia on World Map

Continent – North America

Region – Caribbean

Size – 616 km²

Geography – volcanic, mountainous with fertile valleys

Language – English, French patois

Religion – Roman Catholic 61.5%, Protestant 25.5%, none 5.9%, other 7.1%


Monetary Unit
– East Caribbean dollar

Natural Resources – forests, sandy beaches, minerals (pumice), mineral springs

Agriculture – bananas, coconuts, vegetables, citrus, root crops, cocoa

Industry – tourism; clothing, assembly of electronic components, beverages, corrugated cardboard boxes, lime processing, coconut processing

Saint Lucia Map

Neighbouring Countries – None

Population – 163,922 (2015 estimate)

Population Growth Rate 0.34%

Average Life Expectancy – 77.6

Capital City – Castries (22,000)

Highest Mountain – Mount Gimie (950 m)

Longest River – Roseau (20.92 km)

Climate – tropical, hot, 21°C to 32°C

Yearly Rainfall – 220 cm mostly May to December

 

Plant Life – pencil cedar, vines, chataignier trees, hibiscus, poinciana, frangipani, orchids, jasmine, bougainvillea, orchids, spiky breadfruit

Animal Life – mongoose, opossum, bats, snakes, green iguana, green gecko

Bird Life – Saint Lucia Amazon parrot, Flycatchers, hummingbirds, pigeons

Marine Life – coral, barracuda, lobster, turtle, conch, crabs, eels, wrasse, grouper, jack, snapper,  pilot whales, sperm whales, dolphins

 

Harvard Reference for this page:

Heather Y Wheeler. (2015). Saint Lucia. Available: http://www.naturalhistoryonthenet.com/Facts_Figures/Country_Facts/saint_lucia.htm. Last accessed Tuesday, July 19, 2016

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