|Time zone:||GMT -4 (Atlantic standard time)||Daylight savings: None|
|Main languages:||English||Other languages: French patois|
East Caribbean dollars (XCD)|
€1 = EC$3.03, $1 = EC$2.71, £1 = EC$0.00
(rates as of Sep 2016)
|Internet Domain:||.lc||International Dialling Code: 1758|
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Further information on Saint Lucia
Discover more about Saint Lucia - the country's geogrpahy and natural features, an assessment of its status on freedom and rights and data on the country's population and economy.
Geography & Natural Features
Total area: 616 sq km (10 sq km under water)
Coastline: 158 km (Atlantic Ocean, Caribbean Sea)
Neighbours (border lengths): No land borders
Climate: Tropical climate with interior highlands cooler than the hot and humid coasts. Rainy season between July and November brings the risk of tropical storms and hurricanes.
Highest mountain: Mount Gimie (950m)
Freedom & Rights
Summary status and rankings for Saint Lucia from classifications of different organisations measuring political and economic freedom, democracy and civil rights. See more details of these rankings.
|Freedom in the World||Free||-|
|Democracy Index||No Data||-|
|Economic Freedom||Mostly Free||35/179|
|Press Freedom||No Data||-|
|ILGA LGBT rights||No rights||-|
|Corruption Perceptions||No Data||-|
Other Data & Links
Status: Independent Country
Population: 163,362 (rank: 178/196) Density: 265.1 people/sq km (rank: 32/196)
Ethnic groups: black 82.5%, mixed 11.9%, East Indian 2.4%, other or unspecified 3.1% (2001 census)
Religions: Roman Catholic 67.5%, Seventh Day Adventist 8.5%, Pentecostal 5.7%, Rastafarian 2.1%, Anglican 2%, Evangelical 2%, other Christian 5.1%, other 1.1%, unspecified 1.5%, none 4.5% (2001 census)
GDP (PPP): $2.22 billion GDP per capita: $13,100 (rank: 77/195)