240.6 square miles = 616 sq Km
Hewanorra International and George F.L. Charles
The Eastern Caribbean Dollar is legal tender and maintains an exchange rate of EC$2.70 = US$1.00.
The Saint Lucian Parrot, Amazon Versicolor, is the national bird of Saint Lucia.
Saint Lucia is one of the Windward Islands which had a very strong French presence and as a consequence a French based Creole is a widely used method of communication which co-exists with the accepted mother tongue of English. Saint Lucia has become famous for its two volcanic peaks, The Pitons, which rise out of the sea for nearly half a mile near the town of Soufriere. Saint Lucia is the only Caribbean island to have two Nobel Laureates, the late Sir Arthur Lewis for economics and Mr Derek Walcott for literature. Also significant is the world's only drive-in volcano, with an area of bubbling, hot sulphur springs.
Latitude 13°54' north and longitude 60°50' west
Saint Lucia is a constitutional monarchy with executive power vested in the British Sovereign as head of state. The House of Assembly consists of 17 members and the Senate has 11 members.
The national flowers of Saint Lucia are the Rose and the Marguerite.
The economic sectors recording favourable performance in the St Lucian economy are agriculture, tourism, and construction. The premier export crop is bananas.
The Eastern Caribbean Central Bank Agency Office commenced operation in October 1987.