At A Glance

Name: St. Lucia (pronounced Saint Loo-sha)
Location: 61 degrees West and 14 degrees North
Neighbouring Islands: Martinique 70 kilometers North, St.Vincent 95 kilometers South and Barbados 179 Kilometers to our East
Size: 238 sq miles, 27 miles long and 14 miles wide
Population: 165,000
Climate: Average temperature 85 degrees Fahrenheit and 32 degrees Celsius. 160 inches of rain per year and about 60 inches in the exterior
Languages: Bilingual with a native language French Patois and English as our official language
Currency: Eastern Caribbean Dollar (XCD), known colloquially as EC Dollar or just EC