Latin America & Caribbean

St Lucia profile

The Pitons - two peaks of ancient dormant volcanoes - feature on the island's flag
  • Full name: Saint Lucia
  • Population: 178,000 (UN, 2012)
  • Capital: Castries
  • Major languages: English (official), French patois
  • Major religion: Christianity
  • Life expectancy: 72 years (men), 78 years (women) (UN)
  • Monetary unit: 1 East Caribbean dollar = 100 cents
  • Main exports: Bananas, clothing, cocoa, vegetables, fruits, coconut oil
  • GNI per capita: US $6,820 (World Bank, 2011)
  • Internet domain: .lc
  • International dialling code: +1758