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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[1][2]
Vernacular
languages
Saint Lucian Creole French[1][2]
Ethnic groups (2010)
DemonymSaint Lucian
GovernmentParliamentary democracy under constitutional monarchy
 - MonarchElizabeth II
 - Governor-GeneralPearlette Louisy
 - Prime MinisterKenny Anthony
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
 - 2009 census173,765
 - Density298/km2 (41st)
672/sq mi
GDP (PPP)2011 estimate
 - Total$2.101 billion[3]
 - Per capita$12,927[3]
GDP (nominal)2011 estimate
 - Total$1.239 billion[3]
 - Per capita$7,769[3]
HDI (2013)Decrease 0.714[4]
high ·97th
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 June 30, 2015


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