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Saint Lucia
Caribbean | North America | World

Country (long form) none
Capital Castries
Total Area 239.38 sq mi
620.00 sq km
(3.5 times the size of Washington, DC)
Population 158,178 (July 2001 est.)
Estimated Population in 2050 235,420
Languages English (official), French patois
Literacy 67.0% total, 65.0% male, 69% female (1980 est.)
Religions Roman Catholic 90%, Protestant 7%, Anglican 3%
Life Expectancy 69.0 male, 76.39 female (2001 est.)
Government Type Westminster-style parliamentary democracy
Currency 1 East Caribbean dollar (EC$) = 100 cents
GDP (per capita) $4,500 (2000 est.)
Industry clothing, assembly of electronic components, beverages, corrugated cardboard boxes, tourism, lime processing, coconut processing
Agriculture bananas, coconuts, vegetables, citrus, root crops, cocoa
Arable Land 8%
Natural Resources forests, sandy beaches, minerals (pumice), mineral springs, geothermal potential


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