Dialing code ++1-758
ISO 2 code LC
ISO 3 code LCA
Capital Castries
Main Language English
Currency Dollar (XCD)
GDP $1.8 billion 176th
Population 160,922 189th


Continent North America
Location Caribbean island between the Caribbean Sea and North Atlantic Ocean north of Trinidad and Tobago
Land 616 km2 194th
Terrain Volcanic and mountainous with some broad fertile valleys
Climate Tropical moderated by northeast trade winds; dry season January to April rainy season May to August
Natural Hazards Volcanic and mountainous with some broad fertile valleys
Note: The twin Pitons (Gros Piton and Petit Piton) striking cone-shaped peaks south of Soufriere are one of the scenic natural highlights of the Caribbean

Neighbouring Countries


The island with its fine natural harbor at Castries was contested between England and France throughout the 17th and early 18th centuries (changing possession 14 times); it was finally ceded to the UK in 1814. Even after the abolition of slavery on its plantations in 1834 Saint Lucia remained an agricultural island dedicated to producing tropical commodity crops. Self-government was granted in 1967 and independence in 1979.
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Life Expectancy 76.45 years 58th
Median Age 29.8 years 83rd
Birth Rate 15.1 births/1,000 population 131st
Death Rate 6.8 births/1,000 population 130th
Sex Ratio 0.82 male(s)/female 74th
Literacy 90.1% 116th



Roadways 1210 km 175th
Railways None km
Airports 2 186th
Waterways None km
Heliports None
Airports paved 1 153rd


Currency Dollar (XCD)
GDP $1.8 billion 176th
GDP per capita (PPP) $11300 89th