St. Lucia Area Code

+1 is the dialing code for St. Lucia.

The island of Saint Lucia in the Caribbean was a British colony before independence in 1979. The population consists mainly of descendants of African slaves. English is the official language, but after earlier French influence, many also speak the Creole language patois. Tourism has been about banana cultivation as the main source of income on the tropical volcanic island.

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Geography and climate

St. Lucia Area Code

Saint Lucia is the second largest island in the Lovar Islands (Windward Islands) within the Small Antilles archipelago of the Caribbean (Caribbean). Saint Lucia is a mountainous island of volcanic origin.

On the mountain sides, tropical rainforests grow and the island is bordered by elongated beaches. The island’s most famous landmarks are the twin mountains Gros Piton and Petit Piton, which rise like two high sugar peaks just south of the town of Soufrière in the southwest.

The temperature in Saint Lucia is roughly the same year round, around 25 degrees. The island has a dry period, which runs from January to April, and the rainy season lasts from May to November.

The amount of rain increases with the height above the sea. Periodically, so-called pass winds blow from cheese or northeast. Saint Lucia is sometimes affected by tropical hurricanes, which can cause flooding and landslides in steep terrain.

Country Facts

Geography

Cultivated land 17.4 %
Land area 616 km 2

Population and health

Population development 0.34 ‰
Urban population (Urbanization) 18.5 %
Death rate 7.42 per 1000 residents
Life expectancy: Women 80.47 years
Life expectancy: Men 74.87 years
Birth rate 13.7 births per 1000 residents
HDI index 0.729
Population 163922
Infant mortality 11.45 deaths / 1000 births

Population Graph Source: Countryaah.com

Energy

Electricity, production 361 million kWh
Energy consumption per resident kg. oil per resident
Natural gas, production million cubic meters
Crude oil, production million tons

Infrastructure

Internet users 89.2 per 100 residents
Mobile subscriptions 115 per 100 residents
Passenger cars 166 per 1000 residents

Business and economics

Unemployment 20% of the workforce
GDP 11700 per resident
Primary occupations 21.7 %
Secondary profession 24.7 %
Tertiary professions 53.6 %

Surface

616 km2 (2018)

Time

Swedish –5 hours

Capital with number of residents

Castries 22,200 (with suburbs)

Other major cities

Micoud, Vieux Fort, Soufriere

Highest mountain

Mount Gimie (950 m asl)