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Saint Lucia
Flag of Saint Lucia
Flag Coat of arms
Motto
"The Land, The People, The Light"
Anthem
Sons and Daughters of Saint Lucia
Capital
(and largest city)
Castries
14°1′N, 60°59′W
Official languages English
Demonym Saint Lucian
Government Parliamentary democracy (constitutional monarchy)
 -  Queen Elizabeth II
 -  Governor-General Pearlette Louisy
 -  Prime Minister Stephenson King
Independence
 -  from the United Kingdom 22 February 1979 
Area
 -  Total 620 km² (193rd)
239 sq mi 
 -  Water (%) 1.6
Population
 -  2005 census 160,765 
 -  Density 298/km² (41st)
672/sq mi
GDP (PPP) 2002 estimate
 -  Total $866 million (197th)
 -  Per capita $5,950 (98th)
HDI (2004) 0.799 (medium) (71st)
Currency East Caribbean dollar (XCD)
Time zone (UTC-4)
Internet TLD .lc
Calling code +1 758

Saint Lucia (IPA: [seɪnt ˈluːʃɪə]) is an island nation in the eastern Caribbean Sea on the boundary with the Atlantic Ocean. Part of the Lesser Antilles, it is located north of the islands of Saint Vincent and the Grenadines, northwest of Barbados and south of Martinique. It is also known as the "Helen of the West Indies" because the island switched between British and French control so often it was likened to the mythical Helen of Troy. Saint Lucia can refer to: Saint Lucia, the island nation Saint Lucy, the Catholic saint St. ... Image File history File links Flag_of_Saint_Lucia. ... Image File history File links St_Lucia_coa. ... Flag ratio: 1:2 The flag of Saint Lucia was adopted on March 1, 1967. ... The Motto The Land, The People, The LightThe emblems on the Coat of Arms and what they represent: Tudor Rose- England, Fleur de lis- France, Stool- Africa, Torch- Beacon to light the path, Saint Lucia Parrot- Amazona versicolor, the National Bird, The Motto The Land, The People, The Light... For other uses, see Motto (disambiguation). ... A national anthem is a generally patriotic musical composition that is evoking and eulogising the history, traditions and struggles of its people, recognised either by a countrys government as the official national song, or by convention through use by the people. ... Sons and Daughters of Saint Lucia is the national anthem of Saint Lucia, first adopted in 1967, abolished, and then readopted in 1979. ... Wikipedia does not have an article with this exact name. ... Not to be confused with capitol. ... Saint Lucias population is predominantly of African and mixed African-European descent, with small East Indian and European minorities. ... For the town in France, see Castries, Hérault. ... An official language is a language that is given a unique legal status in the countries, states, and other territories. ... The English language is a West Germanic language that originates in England. ... A demonym or gentilic is a word that denotes the members of a people or the inhabitants of a place. ... A parliamentary system, or parliamentarism, is distinguished by the executive branch of government being dependent on the direct or indirect support of the parliament, often expressed through a vote of confidence. ... Forms of government Part of the Politics series Politics Portal This box:      A constitutional monarchy is a form of government established under a constitutional system which acknowledges an elected or hereditary monarch as head of state, as opposed to an absolute monarchy, where the monarch is not bound by a... The countries of the Commonwealth Realm share the same monarch. ... Elizabeth II (Elizabeth Alexandra Mary Windsor; born 21 April 1926) is Queen of sixteen sovereign states, holding each crown and title equally. ... This page lists Governors-General of Saint Lucia. ... Dame Calliopa Pearlette Louisy (born 10th October 1946) is the Governor-General of St. ... This page lists Prime Ministers of Saint Lucia. ... A campaign poster for Stephenson King from the 2006 Saint Lucia general election Stephenson King is a Saint Lucian politician who represents the constituency of Castries North for the United Workers Party. ... is the 53rd day of the year in the Gregorian calendar. ... Also: 1979 by Smashing Pumpkins. ... This article is about the physical quantity. ... A square metre (US spelling: square meter) is by definition the area enclosed by a square with sides each 1 metre long. ... This is a list of the countries of the world sorted by area. ... 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There are three lists of countries of the world sorted by their gross domestic product (GDP) (the value of all final goods and services produced within a nation in a given year). ... Per capita is a Latin phrase meaning for each head. ... This article includes two lists of countries of the world[1] sorted by their gross domestic product (GDP) at purchasing power parity (PPP) per capita, the value of all final goods and services produced within a nation in a given year divided by the average population for the same year. ... World map indicating Human Development Index (2006). ... Image File history File links No higher resolution available. ... Coloured world map indicating Human Development Index (2006) (colour-blind compliant map) This is a list of countries by Human Development Index as included in the United Nations Development Programmes Human Development Report 2006, compiled on the basis of 2004 data. ... 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Saint Lucia is one of the Windward Islands, named for Saint Lucy of Syracuse. It was first visited by Europeans in about the year 1500 and first colonized successfully by France who signed a treaty with the native Carib peoples in 1660. Great Britain then took control of the island from 1663-1667 before going to war with France over it fourteen times. The British finally took complete control of the island in 1814. Representative government came about in 1924 (with universal adult suffrage from 1953) and from 1958 to 1962 the island was a member of the Federation of the West Indies. Finally, on February 22, 1979, Saint Lucia became an independent state of the Commonwealth of Nations. The island nation celebrates this every year with a public holiday. The Windward Islands are the southern islands of the Lesser Antilles. ... Saint Lucy of Syracuse, also known as Saint Lucia, Santa Lucia, or Saint Lukia, (traditional dates 283-304) was a rich young Christian martyr who is venerated as a Saint by Catholic and Orthodox Christians. ... 1500 was a common year starting on Monday (see link for calendar) of the Gregorian calendar. ... This article does not cite any references or sources. ... Flag Motto To dwell together in unity Anthem God Save the Queen Capital Chaguaramas Language(s) English Government Constitutional monarchy Queen Elizabeth II Governor-General Lord Hailes Prime minister Grantley Herbert Adams¹ History  - Established January 3, 1958  - Disestablished May 31, 1962 Area  - 1960 20,253 km² Population  - 1960 est. ... is the 53rd day of the year in the Gregorian calendar. ... Also: 1979 by Smashing Pumpkins. ... The Commonwealth of Nations as of 2006 Headquarters Marlborough House, London, UK Official languages English Membership 53 sovereign states Leaders  -  Queen Elizabeth II  -  Secretary-General Don McKinnon (since 1 April 2000) Establishment  -  Balfour Declaration 18 November 1926   -  Statute of Westminster 11 December 1931   -  London Declaration 28 April 1949  Area  -  Total...

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History

Main article: History of Saint Lucia

Saint Lucias first known inhabitants were Arawaks, believed to have come from northern South America around 200-400 A.D. Numerous archaeological sites on the island have produced specimens of the Arawaks well-developed pottery. ...

Politics

Saint Lucia is a full member of the OECS and home to its headquarters.
See also: Foreign relations of Saint Lucia

As a Commonwealth Realm, Saint Lucia recognizes Queen Elizabeth II as the Head of State of Saint Lucia, represented on the island by a Governor-General. Executive power, however, is in the hands of the prime minister and his cabinet. The prime minister is normally the head of the party winning the elections for the House of Assembly, which has 17 seats. The other chamber of Parliament, the Senate, has 11 appointed members. Image File history File links Flag_of_the_OECS.svg‎ File links The following pages on the English Wikipedia link to this file (pages on other projects are not listed): Organisation of Eastern Caribbean States User:Nightstallion/currencies User:Mysid/flags Image:Oecsflag1. ... Image File history File links Flag_of_the_OECS.svg‎ File links The following pages on the English Wikipedia link to this file (pages on other projects are not listed): Organisation of Eastern Caribbean States User:Nightstallion/currencies User:Mysid/flags Image:Oecsflag1. ... Map of the Eastern Caribbean showing OECS member states (dark green) and associate member states (light green) Secretariat Castries, St. ... The Queen of Saint Lucia Saint Lucia is a parliamentary democracy modeled on the Westminster system. ... Saint Lucia has no extant international disputes aside from tension resulting from the islands status as a transit point for South American drugs destined for the United States and Europe. ... The Commonwealth Realms, shown in pink A Commonwealth Realm is any one of the sixteen sovereign states within the Commonwealth of Nations that recognise Elizabeth II as their respective monarch. ... Elizabeth II in an official portrait as Queen of Canada (on the occasion of her Golden Jubilee in 2002, wearing the Sovereigns badges of the Order of Canada and the Order of Military Merit) Her Majesty Queen Elizabeth II (Elizabeth Alexandra Mary) (born 21 April 1926), styled HM The... For the comedy film of the same name, see Head of State (film). ... Governor-General (or Governor General) is a term used both historically and currently to designate the appointed representative of a head of state or their government for a particular territory, historically in a colonial context, but no longer necessarily in that form. ... The executive is the branch of a government charged with implementing, or executing, the law and running the day-to-day affairs of the government or state. ... A prime minister is the most senior minister of cabinet in the executive branch of government in a parliamentary system. ... Alternate meanings in cabinet (disambiguation) A Cabinet is a body of high-ranking members of government, typically representing the executive branch. ... The Legislature has two chambers. ... The Parliament of Saint Lucia has two chambers. ... The Legislature has two chambers. ...


Saint Lucia is a full and participating member of the Caribbean Community (CARICOM) and the Organisation of Eastern Caribbean States (OECS). Map showing CARICOM members, associates and observers Seat of Secretariat Georgetown, Guyana Official languages English4 Membership  15 full members1  5 associate members2  7 observers3 Leaders  -  Secretary-General Edwin W. Carrington (since 1992)  -  CARICOM Heads of Government   Establishment  -  August 1, 1973  Website http://www. ... Map of the Eastern Caribbean showing OECS member states (dark green) and associate member states (light green) Secretariat Castries, St. ...


Quarters

Quarters of Saint Lucia
Quarters of Saint Lucia

Saint Lucia is divided into eleven quarters: Image File history File links Size of this preview: 511 × 600 pixels Full resolution (850 × 998 pixel, file size: 38 KB, MIME type: image/png) Travail personnel de User:PoM Nouveaux districts de Sainte-Lucie mis à jour. ... Image File history File links Size of this preview: 511 × 600 pixels Full resolution (850 × 998 pixel, file size: 38 KB, MIME type: image/png) Travail personnel de User:PoM Nouveaux districts de Sainte-Lucie mis à jour. ... This article needs to be wikified. ...

  1. Anse la Raye
  2. Canaries
  3. Castries
  4. Choiseul
  5. Dennery
  6. Gros Islet
  7. Laborie
  8. Micoud
  9. Soufrière
  10. Vieux Fort
Map of Saint Lucia
Map of Saint Lucia

The Quarter of Anse la Raye Anse la Raye is a Quarter on the West coast of St. ... Canaries is one of the West Coast fishing villages in Saint Lucia, West Indies, and is well known locally as the place to buy casava bread. ... The Quarter of Castries, showing Castries city (red dot) Castries Quarter is one of eleven Quarters on the Caribbean island nation of Saint Lucia. ... The Quarter of Choiseul, in Saint Lucia Choiseul is a Quarter of the Caribbean island nation of Saint Lucia. ... The Quarter of Dennery, and the town of the same name Dennery is a both a quarter and a town on the east (windward) coast of the island of Saint Lucia. ... The Quarter of Gros Islet, with the town marked in red Gros Islet is the newest town in Saint Lucia, having been recently promoted from a village to a town. ... The Quarter of Laborie, with the village marked in red Laborie is a Quarter on the Caribbean island nation of Saint Lucia, and also a village inside that Quarter. ... The Quarter of Micoud in Saint Lucia Micoud is a Quarter on the Caribbean island nation of Saint Lucia, and also a village inside that Quarter. ... It has been suggested that this article or section be merged with Soufrière quarter. ... The Quarter of Vieux Fort, and the city of the same name Vieux Fort is located in the southern part of St. ... Image File history File links Download high resolution version (733x1036, 648 KB) Summary a map of Saint Lucia that i created, based on a public domain map from the PCL, found here. ... Image File history File links Download high resolution version (733x1036, 648 KB) Summary a map of Saint Lucia that i created, based on a public domain map from the PCL, found here. ...

Geography

The volcanic island of Saint Lucia is more mountainous than many other Caribbean islands, with the highest point being Mount Gimie, at 950 metres above sea level. Two other mountains, the Pitons, form the island's most famous landmark. They are located between Soufrière and Choiseul on the western side of the island. Saint Lucia is also one of the few islands in the world that boasts a drive-in volcano. Saint Lucia. ... Cleveland Volcano in the Aleutian Islands of Alaska photographed from the International Space Station For other uses, see Volcano (disambiguation). ... “West Indian” redirects here. ... Mount Gimie is the tallest mountain on the island of St. ... This article is about the unit of length. ... The pair taken from an aircraft. ... The Quarter of Soufriere, and the town Soufrière is a town on the Southwest coast of Saint Lucia in the West Indies and was the original capital. ... The Quarter of Choiseul, in Saint Lucia Choiseul is a Quarter of the Caribbean island nation of Saint Lucia. ...


The capital city of Saint Lucia is Castries, where about one third of the population lives. Major towns include Gros Islet, Soufrière and Vieux Fort. The local climate is tropical, moderated by northeast trade winds, with a dry season from January to April and a rainy season from May to December. For the town in France, see Castries, Hérault. ... Gros Islet is the newest town in Saint Lucia, having been recently promoted from a village to a town. ... Soufrière can mean the following Soufrière, a volcano on the island of Saint Vincent in the West Indies. ... Vieux Fort is located in the southern part of St. ... Naples beach in Florida lined with coconut trees is an example of a tropical climate. ... Image:Atmospheric circulatlion. ...


Economy

The recent change in the European Union import preference regime and the increased competition from Latin American bananas have made economic diversification increasingly important in Saint Lucia. The island nation has been able to attract foreign business and investment, especially in its offshore banking and tourism industries, which is the island's main source of revenue. The manufacturing sector is the most diverse in the Eastern Caribbean area, and the government is trying to revitalize the banana industry. Despite negative growth in 2001, economic fundamentals remain solid, and GDP growth should recover in the future. Saint Lucias economy depends primarily on revenue from banana production and tourism with some input from small-scale manufacturing. ... Latin America consists of the countries of South America and some of North America (including Central America and some the islands of the Caribbean) whose inhabitants mostly speak Romance languages, although Native American languages are also spoken. ... This article or section does not cite its references or sources. ... Tourist redirects here. ... Manufacturing (from Latin manu factura, making by hand) is the use of tools and labor to make things for use or sale. ...


Demographics

The small population of Saint Lucia is of mostly African descent (upwards of 90% of the population). There is also a small but economically significant mulatto minority representing approximately 5%, with an Indo-Caribbean minority of some 3%. Just 1.1% are of pure European origin (descendants of French, British, and Irish colonists). Rounding out the population are small numbers of Lebanese and Syrians. The official language of the country is English, but Kwéyòl a Creole which has evolved from French, Carib and elements of African languages is spoken by 90% of the population. Saint Lucia is a member of La Francophonie. Saint Lucias population is predominantly of African and mixed African-European descent, with small East Indian and European minorities. ... Mulatto (Spanish mulato, small mule, person of mixed race, mulatto, from mulo, mule, from Old Spanish, from Latin mÅ«lus. ... An Indo-Caribbean is a person of South Asian origin who lives in the Caribbean, or the descendant of such a person. ... The English language is a West Germanic language that originates in England. ... Antillean Creole is a French-lexified creole language spoken primarily in the Lesser Antilles. ... A creole language, or simply a creole, is a stable language that originates seemingly as a new language, sometimes with features that are not inherited from any apparent source, without however qualifying in any appreciable way as a mixed language. ... The Carib languages are an indigenous language family of South America. ... Map showing the distribution of African language families and some major African languages. ... Motto Égalité, Complémentarité, Solidarité Members and participants of La Francophonie. ...


St. Lucia boasts the highest ratio in the world for number of Nobel laureates produced with respect to the total population of the nation. Two winners have come from St. Lucia: Sir Arthur Lewis won the Bank of Sweden Prize in Economic Sciences in Memory of Alfred Nobel ("Nobel Prize in Economics") in 1979, and Derek Walcott received the Nobel Prize in Literature in 1992. Both were born on January 23rd, but not in the same year. The Nobel Prizes (Swedish: ), as designated in Alfred Nobels will in 1895, are awarded for physics, chemistry, physiology or medicine, literature, and peace. ... Sir William Arthur Lewis (January 23, 1915 – June 15, 1991) was a British economist well known for his contributions in the field of economic development. ... The Bank of Sweden Prize in Economic Sciences in Memory of Alfred Nobel (in Swedish Sveriges Riksbanks pris i ekonomisk vetenskap till Alfred Nobels minne), is a prize awarded each year for outstanding intellectual contributions in the field of economics. ... Derek Walcott, courtesy of the Nobel Foundation Derek Alton Walcott (born January 23, 1930) is a West-Indian poet, playwright, writer and visual artist who writes mainly in English. ... Nobel Prize in Literature medal. ...


Religion

The majority of the population are Roman Catholics (c.68%). Seventh-day Adventists (9%), Pentecostalists (6%), Anglicans (2%), Evangelicals (2%) and Rastafari (2%) account for the remainder [1]. The Roman Catholic Church, most often spoken of simply as the Catholic Church, is the largest Christian church, with over one billion members. ... Look up Circa on Wiktionary, the free dictionary The Latin word circa, literally meaning about, is often used to describe various dates (often birth and death dates) that are uncertain. ... The Seventh-day Adventist (abbreviated Adventist[1]) Church is a Christian denomination which is distinguished by its observance of Saturday, the seventh day of the week, as the Sabbath. ... Topics in Christianity Movements · Denominations · Other religions Ecumenism · Preaching · Prayer Music · Liturgy · Calendar Symbols · Art · Criticism Important figures Apostle Paul · Church Fathers Constantine · Athanasius · Augustine Anselm · Aquinas · Palamas · Luther Calvin · Wesley Arius · Marcion of Sinope Archbishop of Canterbury · Catholic Pope Coptic Pope · Ecumenical Patriarch Christianity Portal This box:      Pentecostal can... The term Anglican describes those people and churches following the religious traditions of the Church of England, especially following the Reformation. ... Evangelicalism, in a strictly lexical, but rarely used sense, refers to all things that are implied in belief that Jesus is the savior. ... Haile Selassie I Rasta, or the Rastafari movement, is a religion that accepts Haile Selassie I, the former Emperor of Ethiopia, as God incarnate, whom they call Jah. ...


Culture

See also: Derek Walcott and Music of Saint Lucia

The culture of Saint Lucia is rich in history. The culture has been influenced by African, French and English heritage. One of the secondary languages is Kreole, a form of French patois. Categories: Possible copyright violations ... Derek Walcott, courtesy of the Nobel Foundation Derek Alton Walcott (born January 23, 1930) is a West-Indian poet, playwright, writer and visual artist who writes mainly in English. ... The island of Saint Lucia, located in the Caribbean, has seen a recent upsurge in interest in its native music. ... Antillean Creole is a French-lexified creole language spoken primarily in the Lesser Antilles. ... Patois, although without a formal definition in linguistics, can be used to describe a language considered as nonstandard. ...

Festivals

Saint Lucian cultural festivals include La Rose and La Marguerite, the one representing the Rosicrucian order, the other one representing Freemasonry, which can be clearly seen on a mural painted by Dunstan St. Omer, depicting the holy trinity of Osiris, Horus and Isis. The Temple of the Rose Cross, Teophilus Schweighardt Constantiens, 1618. ... “Freemasons” redirects here. ... This article is about the Christian Trinity. ... For other uses, see Osiris (disambiguation). ... For other uses, see Horus (disambiguation). ... This article discusses the ancient goddess Isis. ...


Traditionally, in common with other Caribbean countries, Saint Lucia held a carnival before Lent. In 1999, it was moved to mid-July in order to not to coincide with the much larger Trinidad and Tobago carnival, so as to attract more overseas visitors. This article describes the festival season. ... It has been suggested that Cuaresma be merged into this article or section. ... Carnival in Trinidad and Tobago is the event of the year! It is often said that if the islanders are not celebrating it then they are preparing for it while reminiscing about the past years festival. ...

Music and dance

A popular folk dance is the Quadrille. for the equestrian form of quadrille, see Quadrille (dressage) Quadrille is a historic dance performed by four couples in a square formation, a precursor to traditional square dancing. ...


As well as other Caribbean music genres such as soca, zouk and reggae, Saint Lucia has a strong indigenous folk music tradition. See: Soca River (pronounced Socha River), ( Slovenian original reka Soča). ... Zouk is a style of rhythmic music originating from Guadeloupe and Martinique. ... Reggae is a music genre developed in Jamaica in the late 1960s. ...


Each May since 1992, Saint Lucia has hosted an internationally-renowned Jazz Festival. The St. ...


Tourism

Second only to bananas, tourism is vital to St. Lucia's economy and it is expected that economic importance of tourism will continue to increase as the market for bananas becomes more competitive. Tourism tends to be more substantial during the dry season (January to April). St Lucia tends to be popular due to its tropical weather and scenery and for its large number of beaches and resorts. The relatively unspoiled beaches and landscape, such as this one, are what attract many tourists to Saint Lucia. ... Tourist redirects here. ...


Other tourist attractions include the world's only drive-in volcano, Sulfur Springs (at Soufriere), the Botanical Gardens, rain forests and Pigeon Island National Park, which is home to Fort Rodney, an old British military base. Cleveland Volcano in the Aleutian Islands of Alaska photographed from the International Space Station For other uses, see Volcano (disambiguation). ... St. ...


The majority of tourists visit St. Lucia as part of a cruise. Most of their time tends to be spent in Castries, although Soufriere, Marigot Bay and Gros Islet are popular locations to visit. For the town in France, see Castries, Hérault. ... Soufrière can mean the following Soufrière, a volcano on the island of Saint Vincent in the West Indies. ... Marigot Bay Marigot Bay is a bay in the Caribbean, located on the western coast of Saint Lucia, situated a few miles from Castries. ... Gros Islet is the newest town in Saint Lucia, having been recently promoted from a village to a town. ...


With its white beaches and spectacular scenery, St. Lucia is a very popular location for weddings; close to 3,500 (an average of nearly ten per day) took place in 2006.[2] Nuptial is the adjective of wedding. It is used for example in zoology to denote plumage, coloration, behavior, etc related to or occurring in the mating season. ...


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See also

Telephones - main lines in use: 37,000 (1997) Telephones - mobile cellular: 1,600 (1997) Telephone system: <br>domestic: system is automatically switched <br>international: direct microwave radio relay link with Martinique or Saint Vincent and the Grenadines; tropospheric scatter to Barbados; international calls beyond these countries are carried by Intelsat... Saint Lucia has no extant international disputes aside from tension resulting from the islands status as a transit point for South American drugs destined for the United States and Europe. ... This is a list of cities in Saint Lucia: Gros Islet Castries Rodney Bay Soufrière Vieux Fort Categories: Lists of cities | Saint Lucia ... Military branches: Royal Saint Lucia Police Force (includes Special Service Unit and Coast Guard) Military expenditures - dollar figure: $5 million (fiscal year 91/92) Military expenditures - percent of gross domestic product: 2 percent (fiscal year 91/92) References and Links Saint Lucia Categories: Militaries | Saint Lucia ... Saint Lucias National Emergency Management Organisation (NEMO) is responsible for disaster preparedness and disaster response co-ordination. ... The relatively unspoiled beaches and landscape, such as this one, are what attract many tourists to Saint Lucia. ... Railways: 0 km Highways: total: 1,210 km paved: 63 km unpaved: 1,147 km (1996 estimate) Ports and harbors: Castries, Vieux Fort Merchant marine: none (1999 estimate) Airports: 2 (1999 est. ... The Saint Lucia Scout Association (SLSA) is the national Scouting organization of Saint Lucia. ... Saint Lucia has modest number of diplomatic missions appropriate to the countrys size. ... Football (soccer) is the dominant sport in Saint Lucia. ...

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