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Saint Lucia
FlagCoat of arms
Motto: "The Land, The People, The Light"
Anthem: Sons and Daughters of Saint Lucia
Location of  Saint Lucia  (circled in red)in the Caribbean  (light yellow)
Location of  Saint Lucia  (circled in red)

in the Caribbean  (light yellow)

Capital
and largest city
Castries
14°1′N60°59′W / 14.017°N 60.983°W / 14.017; -60.983
Official languagesEnglish
Vernacular
languages
Saint Lucian Creole French[1][2]
Ethnic groups (2010)
DemonymSaint Lucian
GovernmentParliamentary democracy under constitutional monarchy
 • MonarchElizabeth II
 • Governor-GeneralPearlette Louisy
 • Prime MinisterAllen Chastanet
LegislatureParliament
 • Upper houseSenate
 • Lower houseHouse of Assembly
Independence
 • Associated State1 March 1967 
 • from the United Kingdom22 February 1979 
Area
 • Total617 km2 (191st)
238.23 sq mi
 • Water (%)1.6
Population
 • 2014 (World bank data) census183,600
 • Density298/km2 (41st)
672/sq mi
GDP (PPP)2016 estimate
 • Total$2.078 billion[3]
 • Per capita$11,944[3]
GDP (nominal)2016 estimate
 • Total$1.425 billion[3]
 • Per capita$8,187[3]
HDI (2014)Steady 0.729[4]
high ·89th
CurrencyEast Caribbean dollar (XCD)
Time zone(UTC−4)
Drives on theleft
Calling code+1 758
ISO 3166 codeLC
Internet TLD.lc

Source: CIA World Factbook
Unless otherwise noted, information in this page is accurate as of October 9, 2016


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