Saint Lucia BASIC INFOMATION
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|13°54'14"N / 60°58'27"W|
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Saint Lucia Introduction
Saint Lucia is located in the middle of the Windward Islands in the East Caribbean Sea, covering an area of 616 square kilometers. It is bordered by Martinique to the north and St. Vincent to the southwest. The country is a volcanic island with many short rivers and fertile valleys, with undulating mountains. The scenery is beautiful, the highest peak is Mount Mojimi, 959 meters above sea level. Saint Lucia has a tropical climate. English is the official language and lingua franca. Creole is widely spoken by local residents, and most residents believe in Catholicism. |
Saint Lucia, with a territorial area of 616 square kilometers, is located in the middle of the Windward Islands in the East Caribbean Sea, bordering Martinique to the north and Saint Vincent to the southwest. The country is a volcanic island with undulating hills and beautiful scenery. Saint Lucia is located in the northeast trade wind belt and has a tropical maritime climate. Rainfall and temperature vary with altitude. The average annual rainfall is 1,295 mm (51 inches) along the coast and 3,810 mm (150 inches) in the interior. January to April is generally the dry season, and May to November is the rainy season. The average temperature is 27°C (80°F), sometimes the high temperature can reach 39°C or 31°C, and the low temperature can drop to 19°C or 20°C.
It was originally the place where Indians lived. In the 17th century, Britain, France, and the Netherlands began to invade the island, all of which were resisted by local residents. In 1814, the Treaty of Paris officially included the island as a British colony. From January 1958 to 1962, he was a member of the Federation of West India. In March 1967, it implemented internal autonomy and became a British associated state. The British are responsible for diplomacy and defense. Declared independence on February 22, 1979, as a member of the Commonwealth.
National flag: It is a horizontal rectangle with a ratio of length to width of 2:1. The flag ground is blue, and the triangle pattern in the middle is made up of white, black, and yellow figures. It is a black arrow with a white border and a yellow isosceles triangle. Blue represents the ocean around Saint Lucia, black represents the volcano, black and white borders represent the country’s two main ethnic groups, and yellow represents the island’s beaches and sunshine. The triangle composed of white, black and yellow symbolizes the island country of Saint Lucia.
The population of Saint Lucia is 149,700 (estimated in 1997). More than 90% are black, 5.5% are mulatto, and a few whites and Indians. English is the official language and most residents believe in Catholicism.
The traditional economy of Saint Lucia is dominated by agriculture, but tourism has developed rapidly in recent years and has become its most important economic sector.
Saint Lucia has no important mineral deposits, but it has rich geothermal resources, and there are sulfur mines in the south. Agriculture occupies a major position in the national economy, followed by manufacturing and tourism. Since the 1980s, the government has emphasized the diversification of the agricultural structure, providing loans and markets, and conducting land registration, aiming to achieve food self-sufficiency. In recent years, manufacturing and tourism have developed rapidly.
One third of the employed population is engaged in agricultural work. Food cannot be self-sufficient. The main agricultural products are bananas and coconuts, as well as cocoa, spices and other fruits. Manufacturing has become the second largest industry, accounting for 17.0% of GDP in 1993. It mainly produces export-oriented light industrial products, such as soap, coconut oil, rum, beverages and electronic assembly, clothing, etc.