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Saint Lucia FlagSaint Lucia

The Land, The People, The Light

 

General


Population: 161,557 (2011)
Land Area: 616 sq km
Natural Resources: Forests, sandy beaches, minerals, mineral springs, geothermal potential
Capital: Castries
Political System: Parliamentary Democracy
State Leader: Stephenson King (2007)
Languages: English, French patois
Currency: East Caribbean Dollar (XCD)
Major Religions: Roman Catholic 67.5%, Seventh Day Adventist 8.5%, Pentecostal 5.7%, Rastafarian 2.1%, Anglican 2%, Evangelical 2%, Other Christian 5.1%, Other 1.1%, Unspecified 1.5%, None 4.5%
Major Ethnicities: African 82.5%, Mixed 11.9%, East Indian 2.4%, Other and Unspecified 3.1%
Life Expectancy: 76.84 years (2011)

Economy


GDP Official Exchange Rate: 1 billion (2010)
GDP Purchasing Power Parity: 1.789 billion (2010)
GDP Per Capita (PPP): 11,100 (2010)
GDP Growth Rate: 1.1% (2010)
GDP Structure: Agriculture 5%, Industry 15%, Services 80% (2005)
Labour Force By Occupation: Agriculture 21.7%, Industry 24.7%, Services 53.6% (2002)
Industries: Clothing, assembly of electronic components, beverages, corrugated cardboard boxes, tourism, lime processing, coconut processing
Agriculture Products: Bananas, coconuts, vegetables, citrus, root crops, cocoa
Human Development Index: 0.723 (82nd)
Tourism Revenue: 256 million (2002)
Unemployment Rate: 20% (2003)

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Army Size: NA
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Current Situation

 

Saint Lucia is located in the Caribbean's. It is located near many other Island nations and overseas territories. The largest sectors in Saint Lucia's economy are the banking and tourism sector.

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Sources

CIA World Factbook: Saint Lucia
Wikipedia: Saint Lucia

Updated on: December 28, 2011