Castries

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Castries
View o the port o Castries
Castries
Motto(s): 
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
QuarterCastries Quarter
Foondit1650 as "Carenage"
Renamed1756 as "Castries"
Foondit bithe French
Named forCharles Eugène Gabriel de La Croix, marquis de Castries
Govrenment
 • Govrenin boukCastries Ceety Cooncil
Area
 • Total79 km2 (30.5 sq mi)
Elevation2 m (6.56 ft)
Population
 (2013)
 • Tot70,000
 • Density890/km2 (2,300/sq mi)
Time zoneUTC-4 (Eastren Caribbean Time Zone (ECT))
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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