Saunt Lucia

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

Saunt Lucia

Saint Lucia
Banner o Saunt Lucia
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
14°1′N 60°59′W / 14.017°N 60.983°W / 14.017; -60.983
Lairgest ceetycapital
Offeecial leidsInglis
Saunt Lucian Creole French[1][2]
Ethnic groups
Demonym(s)Saunt Lucian
GovrenmentPairlamentary democracy unner constitutional monarchy
• Monarch
Elizabeth II
Neville Cenac
Allen Chastanet
Hoose o Assembly
1 Mairch 1967
• frae the Unitit Kinrick
22 Februar 1979
• Total
617 km2 (238 sq mi) (191st)
• Water (%)
• 2014 (Warld bank data) census
• Density
298/km2 (771.8/sq mi) (41st)
GDP (PPP)2011 estimate
• Total
$2.101 billion[3]
• Per capita
GDP (nominal)2011 estimate
• Tot
$1.239 billion[3]
• Per capita
HDI (2014)Steady 0.729[4]
heich · 89t
CurrencyEast Caribbean dollar (XCD)
Time zoneUTC−4
Drivin sideleft
Cawin code+1 758
ISO 3166 codeLC

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.

References[eedit | eedit soorce]

  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. 3.0 3.1 3.2 3.3 "Saint Lucia". International Monetary Fund. Retrieved 21 Apryle 2012.
  4. "2015 Human Development Report" (PDF). United Nations Development Programme. 2015. Retrieved 15 December 2015.