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Castries
Ceety
View o the port o Castries
Castries
Motto: Statio Haud Malefida Carinis  ("A Safe Harbour for Ships")[1]
Cairt o Castries Quarter, the destrict conteenin the ceety o Castries
The Quarter o Castries, shawin Castries ceety (reid dot)
Coordinates: 14°01′N 60°59′W / 14.017°N 60.983°W / 14.017; -60.983Coordinates: 14°01′N 60°59′W / 14.017°N 60.983°W / 14.017; -60.983
Kintra  Saunt Lucia
Quarter Castries Quarter
Foondit 1650 as "Carenage"
Renamed 1756 as "Castries"
Foondit bi the French
Named for Charles Eugène Gabriel de La Croix, marquis de Castries
Govrenment
 • Govrenin bouk Castries Ceety Cooncil
Aurie
 • Tot 79 km2 (30.5 sq mi)
Elevation[2] 2 m (6.56 ft)
Population (2013)
 • Tot 70,000
 • Density 890/km2 (2,300/sq mi)
Time zone Eastren Caribbean Time Zone (ECT) (UTC-4)
Aurie code(s) 758
HDI (2006) 0.814 – heich

Castries, population 20,000, aggl. 53,639, is the caipital an lairgest ceety o Saunt Lucia, a kintra in the Caribbean.

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