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Saint Lucia

General Facts

Area: 617 km2 (238 sq miles)

Capital City: Castries

Population: 178,015 (2016 estimate)

Official Languages: English

Boarding Countries: None (Island)

Coastline: 158 km (98.2 miles)

Currency: Eastern Caribbean Dollar (XCD)

Government: Constitutional Monarchy  


The average yearly temperature on St. Lucia is 27°c (80°f); the warmest month is usually September, and the coolest January. The average rainfall at sea level is 231 cm (91 in) a year; on the mountain peaks, more than 380 cm (150 in). Like the rest of the West Indies, St. Lucia is vulnerable to hurricanes, which hit the Caribbean in the late summer months.

Five Largest Cities/Towns: 

1. Castries (20,000)

2. Bisee (12,980)

3. Vieux Fort (4,574)

4. Micoud (3,406)

5. Soufriere (2,918)

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