Saint Lucia
Address

Resident Representative – Mrs Sheran Ferdinand
Administrative Professional – Mrs Celene Marshall


ECCB Agency Office
P O Box 484 
Ground Floor Financial Administrative Centre
Financial Administrative Centre
Castries  LC04 101,
Saint Lucia

Tel: (758) 452 7449
Fax: (758)  453 6022
eccbslu@eccb-centralbank.org
 
AREA
240.6 square miles = 616 sq Km
CAPITAL
Castries
POPULATION
140,000
LOCATION
Latitude 13°54' north and longitude 60°50' west
AIRPORTS
Hewanorra International and George F.L. Charles
GOVERNMENT
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.
CURRENCY
The Eastern Caribbean Dollar is legal tender and maintains an exchange rate of EC$2.70 = US$1.00.
COMMERCIAL BANKS
1st National Bank Saint Lucia Limited
Bank of Nova Scotia
Bank of St Lucia Ltd
FirstCaribbean International Bank (Barbados) Ltd
RBTT Bank Caribbean Ltd
Royal Bank of Canada
NATIONAL HOLIDAYS
New Year's Day
Independence Day
Carnival
Good Friday
Easter Monday
Labour Day
Whit Monday
Corpus Christi
Emancipation Day
Thanksgiving Day
Christmas Day
Boxing Day
IMPORTANT EVENTS
Aqua Action
Gros Islet Day
Fishermen's Contest
Feast of St Peter and St Paul
La Rose Festival
La Marguerite Festival
Jazz Festival – May
Carnival – July
Atlantic Rally for Cruisers ends - November
NATIONAL ANTHEM
NATIONAL FLOWER
The national flowers of Saint Lucia are the Rose and the Marguerite.
NATIONAL BIRD
The Saint Lucian Parrot, Amazon Versicolor, is the national bird of Saint Lucia.
MAIN ECONOMIC ACTIVITIES
The economic sectors recording favourable performance in the St Lucian economy are agriculture, tourism, and construction. The premier export crop is bananas.
HISTORICAL AND GEOGRAPHICAL DATA
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.
AGENCY OFFICE
The Eastern Caribbean Central Bank Agency Office commenced operation in October 1987.
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