Form of Government: Constitutional monarchy
Area: 617 sq km
Population: 178 015 inhab. (estimate 2016)
Density: 288.52 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: 0.735 (rank: 92)
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
Homicides21.6per 100 000 pop.2012
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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 (% - 2017)
75+
60-74
45-59
30-44
15-29
0-14
MALEAGEFEMALE
Demographic statistics
DESCRIPTIONVALUEUNITSYEAR
Birth rate12.12016
Death rate7.52016
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 years20%2017
15-29 years22.6%2017


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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- 545M US$2017
Economy - Employment
DESCRIPTIONVALUEUNITSYEAR
Active population99 087units2017
Active population, Females46%2017
Economy - Unemployment
DESCRIPTIONVALUEUNITSYEAR
Unemployment rate21%2017
Unemployment rate, Females50%2017
Economy - State budget
DESCRIPTIONVALUEUNITSYEAR
Expenses887.9M LCU2015
Revenues1 014M LCU2015
Employment by economic activity
DESCRIPTIONVALUEUNITSYEAR
agriculture15.3%2017
industry17.3%2017
GDP by economic activity
DESCRIPTIONVALUEUNITSYEAR
agriculture3.3%2016
industry14.1%2016
Financial data
DESCRIPTIONVALUEUNITSYEAR
Currency in circulation0.241BN LCU2017
International reserves321.8M US$2017
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Agriculture

Land use
DESCRIPTIONVALUEUNITSYEAR
arable land16.39%2015
forests33.28%2015
Agriculture - products - Roots and tubers
DESCRIPTIONVALUEUNITSYEAR
cassava1.321000 t2016
roots and tubers, total4.5261000 t2016
Agriculture - products - Vegetables
DESCRIPTIONVALUEUNITSYEAR
cabbages0.2471000 t2016
carrots and turnips0.0151000 t2016
Agriculture - products - Coconut palm
DESCRIPTIONVALUEUNITSYEAR
coconuts13.211000 t2016
copra0.91000 t2005
Agriculture - products - Aromatics
DESCRIPTIONVALUEUNITSYEAR
cocoa0.0641000 t2016
ginger0.0181000 t2016
Agriculture - products - Fruits
DESCRIPTIONVALUEUNITSYEAR
fruits, total15.8531000 t2014
Agriculture - products - Citrus fruits
DESCRIPTIONVALUEUNITSYEAR
citrus fruits1.4761000 t2016
grapefruits0.631000 t2016
Agriculture - products - Tropical fruits
DESCRIPTIONVALUEUNITSYEAR
avocados0.181000 t2016
bananas3.5441000 t2016
Agriculture - areas harvested - Roots and tubers
DESCRIPTIONVALUEUNITSYEAR
cassava0.6191000 ha2016
sweet potatoes0.0541000 ha2016
Agriculture - areas harvested - Vegetables
DESCRIPTIONVALUEUNITSYEAR
cabbages0.0291000 ha2016
carrots and turnips0.0011000 ha2016
Agriculture - areas harvested - Coconut palm
DESCRIPTIONVALUEUNITSYEAR
coconuts2.5931000 ha2016
Agriculture - areas harvested - Aromatics
DESCRIPTIONVALUEUNITSYEAR
cocoa0.0391000 ha2016
ginger0.0121000 ha2016
Agriculture - areas harvested - Citrus fruits
DESCRIPTIONVALUEUNITSYEAR
citrus fruits0.1771000 ha2016
grapefruits0.0791000 ha2016
Agriculture - areas harvested - Tropical fruits
DESCRIPTIONVALUEUNITSYEAR
avocados0.0281000 ha2016
bananas0.3551000 ha2016
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Forests-Livestock-Fishing

Forestry
DESCRIPTIONVALUEUNITSYEAR
timber9 7572016
Livestock - Cattle
DESCRIPTIONVALUEUNITSYEAR
cattle10.8611000 heads2016
cattle and buffaloes10.8611000 heads2016
Livestock - Pigs
DESCRIPTIONVALUEUNITSYEAR
pigs37.5941000 heads2016
Livestock - Sheep
DESCRIPTIONVALUEUNITSYEAR
sheep9.221000 heads2016
Livestock - Goats
DESCRIPTIONVALUEUNITSYEAR
goats11.2881000 heads2016
Livestock - Equines
DESCRIPTIONVALUEUNITSYEAR
asses0.6141000 heads2016
asses and mules1.7291000 heads2016
Livestock - Poultry
DESCRIPTIONVALUEUNITSYEAR
birds4681000 heads2016
Livestock - Livestock products
DESCRIPTIONVALUEUNITSYEAR
eggs0.7541000 t2016
hides and skins0.0811000 t2013
Fishing
DESCRIPTIONVALUEUNITSYEAR
crustaceans and molluscs508.87t2016
freshwater fishes15.27t2016
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Energy

Electric energy - Generated
DESCRIPTIONVALUEUNITSYEAR
- thermal358M kWh2015
non-renewable electricity generation100%2015
Electric energy - Installed capacity
DESCRIPTIONVALUEUNITSYEAR
- thermal881000 kW2015
- other renew.11000 kW2015
Electric energy - Total production and capacity
DESCRIPTIONVALUEUNITSYEAR
total net generation358M kWh2015
total installed capacity891000 kW2015
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Industry

Industry - Food and beverages
DESCRIPTIONVALUEUNITSYEAR
beer of barley13.81000 t2014
coconut oil0.51000 t2014
Industry - Various
DESCRIPTIONVALUEUNITSYEAR
manufacturing production37.2M US$2017
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Trade

Composition of goods exports
DESCRIPTIONVALUEUNITSYEAR
manufactures59.202% of goods exports2016
food products36.249% of goods exports2016
Merchandise Export
DESCRIPTIONVALUEUNITSYEAR
2017115M US$ -
2016119.657M US$ -
Merchandise Import
DESCRIPTIONVALUEUNITSYEAR
2017660M US$ -
2016654.766M US$ -
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Tourism

International Tourism
DESCRIPTIONVALUEUNITSYEAR
Expenditures44M US$2016
Number of arrivals348 000units2016
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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 087units2016
Teachers, secondary level1 077units2016
Social statistics - Health
DESCRIPTIONVALUEUNITSYEAR
Hospital beds1per 1000 pop.2012
Physicians0.5per 1000 pop.2013
Social statistics - Diseases
DESCRIPTIONVALUEUNITSYEAR
Tuberculosis1.9per 100 000 pop.2016
Tuberculosis (prevalence)11per 100 000 pop.2014
Other social indicators
DESCRIPTIONVALUEUNITSYEAR
Access to clean fuels and technologies for cooking97.23%2016
Access to electricity97.760%2016
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