St. Lucia


St. LuciaThe small Caribbean island nation St. Lucia does not even reach the area of ​​Hamburg with 616 km². In any case, it works Leeward Islands assigned island (Lesser Antilles) significantly more tropical than the Hanseatic city. Is the island capital and seat of government Castries.

61.000 of the country's 170.000 inhabitants live here. The autonomous state belongs to the association of states Commonwealth of Nations. The head of state is the Queen of England.

The mountainous island discovered by Christopher Columbus has almost 160 km of coastline. The highest point at 950 meters is the Mount Gimie. The island looks wooded, although only 30% of the area is covered with forests. The impression of forest abundance is most likely given by the many banana plantations along the way.

The main source of income in the country is tourism. More than 50% of the population is employed in the service sector. Around 20% of people work in agriculture. The main agricultural products are bananas, flour and rice. St. Lucia is the largest banana exporter among the states of the northern Antilles.

Cruise ships like to call at Castries with its natural harbor. Mountains, rainforests, waterfalls, sulfur springs, rugged coastlines and beautiful beaches are to be discovered on organized tours. We don't need any organized excursions, we do it ourselves. How? See below St. Lucia attractions and A day in St. Lucia.

St Lucia - Castries St. Lucia - Castries Harbor

 

 

 

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