Saunt Lucia

Coordinates: 13°53′N 60°58′W / 13.883°N 60.967°W / 13.883; -60.967

Saunt Lucia (pronounced /seɪnt ˈluːʃə/ (deprecatit template); French: Sainte-Lucie) is an island kintra in the eastren Caribbean Sea on the boondary wi the Atlantic Ocean. Pairt o the Lesser Antilles, it is locatit north/northeast o the island o Saunt Vincent, northwast o Barbados an sooth o Martinique. It covers a land aurie o 620 km2 (238 sq mi) an haes an estimatit population o 173,765 (2009 census). Its caipital is Castries. The island naition haes been the hame o twa Nobel laureates, Arthur Lewis an Derek Walcott. It is the naition wi the seicont maist sic honorees per capita efter the Faroe Islands.

Saunt Lucia

Saint Lucia
Banner o Saunt Lucia
Banner
Coat o airms o Saunt Lucia
Coat o airms
Location o  Saunt Lucia  (circled in reid) in the Caribbean  (licht yellae)
Location o  Saunt Lucia  (circled in reid)

in the Caribbean  (licht yellae)

Location o Saunt Lucia
CaipitalCastries
14°1′N 60°59′W / 14.017°N 60.983°W / 14.017; -60.983
Lairgest ceetycapital
Offeecial leidsInglis
Vernacular
leids
Saunt Lucian Creole French[1][2]
Ethnic groups
(2010)
Demonym(s)Saunt Lucian
GovrenmentPairlamentary democracy unner constitutional monarchy
• Monarch
Elizabeth II
Neville Cenac
Philip J. Pierre
LegislaturPairlament
Senate
Hoose o Assembly
Unthirldom
1 Mairch 1967
• frae the Unitit Kinrick
22 Februar 1979
Aurie
• Total
617 km2 (238 sq mi) (191st)
• Water (%)
1.6
Population
• 2014 (Warld bank data) census
183,600
• Density
298/km2 (771.8/sq mi) (41st)
GDP (PPP)2011 estimate
• Total
$2.101 billion[3]
• Per capita
$12,927[3]
GDP (nominal)2011 estimate
• Tot
$1.239 billion[3]
• Per capita
$7,769[3]
HDI (2014)Steady 0.729[4]
heich · 89t
CurrencyEast Caribbean dollar (XCD)
Time zoneUTC−4
Drivin sideleft
Cawin code+1 758
ISO 3166 codeLC
Internet TLD.lc

ReferencesEedit

  1. "About St. Lucia". Castries, St. Lucia: St. Lucia Tourist Board. Archived frae the original on 5 Juin 2013. The official language spoken in Saint Lucia is English although many Saint Lucians also speak a French dialect, Creole (Kwéyòl).
  2. Bureau of Western Hemisphere Affairs (U.S. Department of State) (12 August 2011). "Background Note: Saint Lucia". United States Department of State. Retrieved 11 November 2011. Languages: English (official); a French patois is common throughout the country.
  3. a b c d "Saint Lucia". International Monetary Fund. Retrieved 21 Apryle 2012.
  4. "2015 Human Development Report" (PDF). United Nations Development Programme. 2015. Retrieved 15 December 2015.