Travel Information for Saint Lucia
Time zone:GMT -4 (Atlantic standard time) Daylight savings:    None
Main languages:English Other languages:    French patois
Currency: East Caribbean dollars (XCD)

1 = EC$3.03, $1 = EC$2.71, £1 = EC$0.00

(rates as of Sep 2016)

Internet Domain:.lcInternational Dialling Code:    1758

For help planning your trip to Saint Lucia including visas, vaccinations, currency exchange, flights, accomodation and insurance, see our Saint Lucia trip planning page.

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

Map of saint_lucia

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 WorldFree -
Democracy IndexNo Data -
Economic FreedomMostly Free 35/179
Press FreedomNo Data -
ILGA LGBT rightsNo rights -
Corruption PerceptionsNo Data -
Overall Ranking:    76/195

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)

Information derived from the CIA World Factbook. Other country profiles: BBC News.