In the Caribbean, volcanic and mountainous with some broad fertile valleys. 616 km2 (3.5x size of Washington D.C. ), 6% arable.
Capital Castries (pop est. 9,469)
Population 160K (260.2/km2)
Life expectancy 76 years
HIV/AIDS not available
Lang(s) English (official), French Patois
Religions Roman Catholic 68%, Seventh Day Adventist 9%, Pentecostal 6%, Rastafarian 2%, Anglican 2%, Evangelical 2%, other Christian 5%, none 5%, other 1%
Ethnic Groups Black 83%, Mixed 12%, East Indian 2%, other 3%
Gov’t Parliamentary Democracy and a Commonwealth Realm
PCVs 1961- present (3638 volunteers served total for Eastern Caribbean countries)
Nat’l holiday Independence Day, 22 February (1979)
French Patois: Célébration (sell-ah-bra-see-oh)
Saint Lucia: Portrait of an Island
by Jenny Palmer
St. Lucia lives up to its reputation for outstanding natural beauty and for the friendliness of its people. The stunning new images provide a fascinating insight into the unique history and vibrant culture of the island known simply as "Helen of the West Indies."
My grandpa and the sea
by Katherine Orr
Minneapolis: Carolrhoda Books, 1990.
Ages 5 to 9.
Music from St. Lucia
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