Ten fun facts about Saint Lucia

Fact 1
Santa Lucia is a volcanic island and one of the most mountainous islands in the whole of the Caribbean.

Fact 2
The highest point is Mount Gimie 950m. The Pitons – Gros Piton and petit Piton are twin volcanic peaks and monuments that have made St. Lucia famous.

Fact 3
Santa Lucia is a Roman Catholic state with nearly two thirds the population being Catholics. Approximately 85% of St. Lucians are of pure African descent.

Fact 4
It proclaimed its independence from the British Commonwealth on February 22, 1979. Santa Lucia continues to be a current member of the Commonwealth of Nations.

Fact 5
The main exports are bananas and coconuts clothing vegetables cocoa. Santa Lucia also has a strong tourism and fishing industry that adds strength to their economy.

Fact 6
It is mainly a venue for tourists and offers great water sporting activities such as scuba diving and snorkelling.

Fact 7
The temperature all through the year remains in the range of about 27⁰ C.

Fact 8
The capital city of St. Lucia is Castries is located in a flood gut region and this has been built on a reclaimed land mass.

Fact 9
The East Caribbean dollar (RC$) is the national currency of St. Lucia. The literacy rate of St. Lucia is recorded at 67%.

Fact 10
The National bird is the St. Lucia parrot (Jacquot). The scientific name for this bird is Amazona Versicolor.

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Short about Saint Lucia
Is the second largest of the Windward Islands located in the eastern Caribbean Sea as part of the Lesser Antilles.

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