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 Coat o airms
Motto: "The Land, The People, The Light"
Anthem: Sons an Daughters o Saunt Lucia
Location o  Saunt Lucia  (circled in reid)in the Caribbean  (licht yellae)
Location o  Saunt Lucia  (circled in reid)

in the Caribbean  (licht yellae)

Caipital Castries
14°1′N 60°59′W / 14.017°N 60.983°W / 14.017; -60.983
Lairgest ceety capital
Offeecial leids Inglis
Saunt Lucian Creole French[1][2]
Ethnic groups (2010)
Demonym Saunt Lucian
Govrenment Pairlamentary democracy unner constitutional monarchy
 •  Monarch Elizabeth II
 •  Govrenor-General Pearlette Louisy
 •  Prime Meenister Allen Chastanet
Legislature Pairlament
 •  Upper hoose Senate
 •  Lawer hoose Hoose o Assembly
 •  Associatit State 1 Mairch 1967 
 •  frae the Unitit Kinrick 22 Februar 1979 
 •  Tot 617 km2 (191st)
238.23 sq mi
 •  Watter (%) 1.6
 •  2014 (Warld bank data) census 183,600
 •  Density 298/km2 (41st)
672/sq mi
GDP (PPP) 2011 estimate
 •  Tot $2.101 billion[3]
 •  Per capita $12,927[3]
GDP (nominal) 2011 estimate
 •  Total $1.239 billion[3]
 •  Per capita $7,769[3]
HDI (2014) Steady 0.729[4]
heich · 89t
Siller East Caribbean dollar (XCD)
Time zone (UTC−4)
Drives on the left
Cawin code +1 758
ISO 3166 code LC
Internet TLD .lc

Saunt Lucia (pronounced /seɪnt ˈluːʃə/ ( listen); 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 such honorees per capita efter the Faroe Islands.

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  1. "About St. Lucia". Castries, St. Lucia: St. Lucia Tourist Board. Archived frae the original on 5 June 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 April 2012. 
  4. "2015 Human Development Report" (PDF). United Nations Development Programme. 2015. Retrieved 15 December 2015.