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Where is Saint Lucia?

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Located in the continent of the Caribbean, Saint Lucia covers 606 square kilometers of land and 10 square kilometers of water, making it the 197th largest nation in the world with a total area of 616 square kilometers.

Saint Lucia became an independent state in 1979, after gaining its sovereignty from The United Kingdom. The population of Saint Lucia is 162,178 (2012) and the nation has a density of 268 people per square kilometer.

The currency of Saint Lucia is the East Caribbean Dollar (XCD). As well, the people of Saint Lucia are refered to as Saint Lucian.

The dialing code for the country is 1 and the top level internet domain for Saint Lucian sites is .lc.

Saint Lucia does not share land borders with any countries.

To learn more, visit our detailed Saint Lucia section.

Quick facts

Population 162,178
Density 267.6 / km2 ( 693.1 / mi2 )
Language English
Independence Year 1979
Capital Castries (Castries Quarter)
Currency East Caribbean Dollar
GDP 1,365,426,556 (2014 data)
GDP per Capita 8,419 (2014 data)
Land Area 606 km2 (234 mi2)
Water Area 10 km2 (4 mi2)
Minimum Longitude -61.080
Maximum Longitude -60.870
Mininum Latitude 13.700
Maximum Latitude 14.110

What is the capital of Saint Lucia?

map showing the location of Saint Lucia
Location of Castries on a map.

Castries is the capital city of Saint Lucia. It has a population of 20,000, and is located on a latitue of 14 and longitude of -61.01.

Castries is also the political center of Saint Lucia, which is considered a Constitutional Monarchy, and home to its Ceremonial head of state.

Quick Facts About Castries, the Capital Of Saint Lucia

City Castries
Country Saint Lucia
Population 20,000
Longitude -61.00614000
Latitude 13.99570000
Elevation 119 meters over sea level

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This page was last updated on October 2, 2015.