Form of Government: Constitutional monarchy
Area: 617 sq km
Population: 177 301 inhab. (estimate 2017)
Density: 287.36 inhab./sq km
Coordinates: lat. 14° N; long. 61° W
Capital: Castries (capital) 22 111 inhab. (2010); Castries 66 262 inhab. (2011), urban agglomeration
Currency: East Caribbean dollar (100 cents)
Human development index: 0.747 (rank: 90)
Head of State: The British Sovereign
Prime Minister: Allen Chastanet (UWP, conservative), since 6 June 2016
Internet: www.stats.gov.lc (Government Statistics Department)
Member of Caricom, Commonwealth, OAS, UN, WTO

Saint Lucia

Saint Lucia
Useful information

International license plate code WL
International dialling code 001758
Travel vaccinations requirement yellow fever (required only if traveling from a country with risk of transmission)
Electricity (Voltage) 240
Driving side left
Internet code .lc

GMT  -4
DST  not applied
Annual average temperature (°C) Soufrière 25.9
Average temperature in January/July (°C) Soufrière 24.5/27
Daily sunshine hours in June/December (average) Soufrière 8/8
Annual average precipitation (mm) Soufrière 2195
Days of rainfall (annual average) Soufrière 215

Geography.
Saint Lucia is an island in the Lesser Antilles, between the islands of Martinique to the north and Saint Vincent to the south.

Government


Saint Lucia has been independent since 22 February 1979 within the British Commonwealth. UK sovereignty is represented by a Governor General who appoints the Prime Minister. There are two houses of parliament: the Chamber consisting of 17 members elected for a five-year term and the Senate, with 11 members appointed by the Governor.

Justice
DESCRIPTIONVALUEUNITSYEAR
Homicides19.3per 100 000 pop.2014
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Administrative division

Administrative division
DistrictAREAINHABITANTSYEAR
Anse-la-Raye31 sq km6 305 inhab.2011
Canaries16 sq km2 063 inhab.2011
Cities
DESCRIPTIONVALUEUNITSYEAR
Castries22 111inhab.2010
Vieux-Fort4 600inhab.2006
Urban agglomerations
DESCRIPTIONVALUEUNITSYEAR
Castries66 262inhab.2011
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Population

Population by age and gender (% - 2018)
75+
60-74
45-59
30-44
15-29
0-14
MALEAGEFEMALE
Demographic statistics
DESCRIPTIONVALUEUNITSYEAR
Birth rate122017
Death rate7.52017
Ethnic groups
DESCRIPTIONVALUEUNITSYEAR
black85.3%2010
mestizo10.9%2010


Religions
DESCRIPTIONVALUEUNITSYEAR
Catholic61.1%2010
Protestant24%2010


Languages
DESCRIPTION
English (official)
French Creole
Population by selected age groups
DESCRIPTIONVALUEUNITSYEAR
0-14 years19.8%2018
15-29 years21.9%2018


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Economy


The main crop is bananas, which are often damaged by hurricanes, but the economy is mostly based on tourism and on offshore finance. There are food, apparel and electronic components factories.

Economy - General data
DESCRIPTIONVALUEUNITSYEAR
Agricultural prod. index (2004-06=100)64.86index2016
Balance of trade- 592M US$2018
Economy - Employment
DESCRIPTIONVALUEUNITSYEAR
Active population99 276units2018
Active population, Females46%2018
Economy - Unemployment
DESCRIPTIONVALUEUNITSYEAR
Unemployment rate20.9%2018
Unemployment rate, Females51.6%2018
Economy - State budget
DESCRIPTIONVALUEUNITSYEAR
Expenses1 161.3M LCU2016-17
Revenues1 091.6M LCU2016-17
Employment by economic activity
DESCRIPTIONVALUEUNITSYEAR
agriculture10%2018
industry22.2%2018
GDP by economic activity
DESCRIPTIONVALUEUNITSYEAR
agriculture2.1%2017
industry12.4%2017
Financial data
DESCRIPTIONVALUEUNITSYEAR
Currency in circulation0.24BN LCU2018
International reserves285.8M US$2018
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Agriculture

Land use
DESCRIPTIONVALUEUNITSYEAR
arable land16.39%2015
forests33.28%2015
Agriculture - products - Roots and tubers
DESCRIPTIONVALUEUNITSYEAR
cassava1.351000 t2017
roots and tubers, total4.5251000 t2017
Agriculture - products - Vegetables
DESCRIPTIONVALUEUNITSYEAR
cabbages0.2411000 t2017
carrots and turnips0.0151000 t2017
Agriculture - products - Coconut palm
DESCRIPTIONVALUEUNITSYEAR
coconuts13.0791000 t2017
copra0.91000 t2005
Agriculture - products - Aromatics
DESCRIPTIONVALUEUNITSYEAR
cocoa0.0511000 t2017
ginger0.0191000 t2017
Agriculture - products - Fruits
DESCRIPTIONVALUEUNITSYEAR
fruits, total15.8531000 t2014
Agriculture - products - Citrus fruits
DESCRIPTIONVALUEUNITSYEAR
citrus fruits1.4971000 t2017
grapefruits0.71000 t2017
Agriculture - products - Tropical fruits
DESCRIPTIONVALUEUNITSYEAR
avocados0.1711000 t2017
bananas4.51000 t2017
Agriculture - areas harvested - Roots and tubers
DESCRIPTIONVALUEUNITSYEAR
cassava0.6591000 ha2017
sweet potatoes0.0531000 ha2017
Agriculture - areas harvested - Vegetables
DESCRIPTIONVALUEUNITSYEAR
cabbages0.031000 ha2017
carrots and turnips0.0011000 ha2017
Agriculture - areas harvested - Coconut palm
DESCRIPTIONVALUEUNITSYEAR
coconuts2.9321000 ha2017
Agriculture - areas harvested - Aromatics
DESCRIPTIONVALUEUNITSYEAR
cocoa0.0311000 ha2017
ginger0.0171000 ha2017
Agriculture - areas harvested - Citrus fruits
DESCRIPTIONVALUEUNITSYEAR
citrus fruits0.1831000 ha2017
grapefruits0.091000 ha2017
Agriculture - areas harvested - Tropical fruits
DESCRIPTIONVALUEUNITSYEAR
avocados0.0261000 ha2017
bananas0.4351000 ha2017
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Forests-Livestock-Fishing

Forestry
DESCRIPTIONVALUEUNITSYEAR
timber9 6232017
Livestock - Cattle
DESCRIPTIONVALUEUNITSYEAR
cattle10.9811000 heads2017
cattle and buffaloes10.9811000 heads2017
Livestock - Pigs
DESCRIPTIONVALUEUNITSYEAR
pigs39.6481000 heads2017
Livestock - Sheep
DESCRIPTIONVALUEUNITSYEAR
sheep9.0931000 heads2017
Livestock - Goats
DESCRIPTIONVALUEUNITSYEAR
goats10.0591000 heads2017
Livestock - Equines
DESCRIPTIONVALUEUNITSYEAR
asses0.6231000 heads2017
asses and mules1.7431000 heads2017
Livestock - Poultry
DESCRIPTIONVALUEUNITSYEAR
birds4571000 heads2017
Livestock - Livestock products
DESCRIPTIONVALUEUNITSYEAR
eggs0.7461000 t2017
hides and skins0.0811000 t2013
Fishing
DESCRIPTIONVALUEUNITSYEAR
crustaceans and molluscs548.36t2017
freshwater fishes9.09t2017
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Energy

Electric energy - Generated
DESCRIPTIONVALUEUNITSYEAR
- thermal368M kWh2016
non-renewable electricity generation99.729%2016
Electric energy - Installed capacity
DESCRIPTIONVALUEUNITSYEAR
- thermal881000 kW2016
- other renew.11000 kW2016
Electric energy - Total production and capacity
DESCRIPTIONVALUEUNITSYEAR
total net generation369M kWh2016
total installed capacity891000 kW2016
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Industry

Industry - Food and beverages
DESCRIPTIONVALUEUNITSYEAR
beer of barley13.81000 t2014
coconut oil0.51000 t2014
Industry - Various
DESCRIPTIONVALUEUNITSYEAR
manufacturing production42.2M US$2018
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Trade

Composition of goods exports
DESCRIPTIONVALUEUNITSYEAR
manufactures60.594% of goods exports2017
food products30.113% of goods exports2017
Merchandise Export
DESCRIPTIONVALUEUNITSYEAR
201896M US$ -
2017127M US$ -
Merchandise Import
DESCRIPTIONVALUEUNITSYEAR
2018688M US$ -
2017655M US$ -
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Tourism

International Tourism
DESCRIPTIONVALUEUNITSYEAR
Expenditures80M US$2017
Number of arrivals386 000units2017
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Communications

Communication - Transport
DESCRIPTIONVALUEUNITSYEAR
Merchant fleet5units1995
Merchant fleet, gross tonnage1 421t1995
Communication - Media and telecommunication
DESCRIPTIONVALUEUNITSYEAR
Broadband subscribers177.702per 1000 pop.2017
Computers163per 1000 pop.2004
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Social and welfare

Social statistics - Education
DESCRIPTIONVALUEUNITSYEAR
Expected years of schooling12.2years2012
Gradautes, percentage3.4%2004
Social statistics - Students and Teachers by level
DESCRIPTIONVALUEUNITSYEAR
Teachers, primary level1 054units2017
Teachers, secondary level1 070units2017
Social statistics - Health
DESCRIPTIONVALUEUNITSYEAR
Hospital beds1.3per 1000 pop.2013
Physicians0.5per 1000 pop.2013
Social statistics - Diseases
DESCRIPTIONVALUEUNITSYEAR
Tuberculosis7.7per 100 000 pop.2017
Tuberculosis (prevalence)11per 100 000 pop.2014
Other social indicators
DESCRIPTIONVALUEUNITSYEAR
Access to clean fuels and technologies for cooking97.23%2016
Access to electricity98.759%2017
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