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Saint Lucia Information – Key Facts & Notable Statistics

SAINT LUCIA INFORMATION – KEY FACTS & NOTABLE STATISTICS

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Background:

The island was contested between England and France throughout the 17th and early 18th centuries changing possession 14 times. It was finally ceded to the UK in 1814. Self-government was granted in 1967 and independence in 1979. A picturesque volcanic island nestled in the Caribbean Sea, it has become known as the No 1 Honeymooner’s destination in the world. A strong and stable political climate and economy as well as friendly people, sets it apart from its neighbours.

Location: Caribbean island between the Caribbean Sea and North Atlantic Ocean

Language: English

Government Type: Parliamentary Democracy

Independence: 22 February 1979 (from the United Kingdom)

Legal System: English Common Law

Population: 183,600 (2014)

Capital City: Castries

Currency: Eastern Caribbean Dollar (XCD)

GDP at Market prices (US$): $1.404 Billion

Income Level: Upper Middle Income

Climate: Tropical