SAINT LUCIA


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Flag

Coat of Arms

Territory
617 km2 (178th)

Capital
Castries

Language
English-Saint Lucian Creole-French

Motto
'The Land, The People, The Light'

National Flower
The Rose (Rose)

National Flower
The Marguerite

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Saint Lucia Flag

Saint Lucia is a sovereign island nation in the West Indies in the eastern Caribbean Sea on the limit with the Atlantic Ocean. The island is likewise called Iyonola, the name given to the island by the local caribs. Some portion of the Lesser Antilles, it is found north/upper east of the island of Saint Vincent, northwest of Barbados and south of Martinique. It covers a land territory of 617 km2 (238 square miles). The French were the island's first European pilgrims. They marked a bargain with the local Island Caribs in 1660. Britain assumed responsibility for the island from 1663 to 1667. In following years, it was at war with France multiple times, and the standard of the island changed as often as possible (it was ruled multiple times each by the French and British). In 1814, the British assumed complete responsibility for the island. Since it exchanged so frequently among British and French control, Saint Lucia was otherwise called the "Helen of the West Indies" after the Greek folklore "Helen of Troy". Agent government occurred in 1840 (all inclusive suffrage was set up in 1953). From 1958 to 1962, the island was an individual from the West Indies Federation. On 22 February 1979, Saint Lucia turned into an autonomous state and an individual from the Commonwealth of Nations.


Coat of Arms


Saint Lucia Coat of Arms

Territory


Saint Lucia Map

617 km2 (178th)


Capital


Saint Lucia Capital

Castries

Castries is the capital and biggest city of Saint Lucia, an island nation in the Caribbean and stretches over a zone of 80 km2 (31 sq mi). Castries is in a flood gut and is based on recovered land. It houses the seat of government and the head workplaces of a large number of outside and neighborhood organizations. The city's structure is in a framework design. Its protected harbor gets freight vessels, ship pontoons, and journey ships. It houses obligation free shopping offices, for example, Point Seraphine and La Place Carenage. Castries is the origin of Arthur Lewis, champ of the 1979 Nobel Memorial Prize in Economics, just as of Derek Walcott, victor of the 1992 Nobel Prize for Literature. In 1650, the stronghold aupres du Petit Cul-de-Sac et de la riviere du Carénage was established by a gathering of 40 Frenchmen driven by de Rousselan, when St. Lucia was obtained by Capt. du Parquet and Monsieur Houel from the French West India Company. The capital was moved toward the south side of the harbor in 1769 by Gov. Nobleman de Micoud. In 1785, the town of Carénage was renamed Castries, after Charles EugÚne Gabriel de La Croix, marquis de Castries, the French Minister of the Navy and Colonies. Castries has been remade ordinarily, following significant flames on 15 Oct. 1805, 6 April 1813, and most strikingly on 19 June 1948.


Languague


Saint Lucia Languague

English-Saint Lucian Creole-French



Motto


Saint Lucia Motto

'The Land, The People, The Light'



National Flower


Saint Lucia National Flower

The Rose (Rose)

A rose is a woody lasting blooming plant of the sort Rosa, in the family Rosaceae, or the blossom it bears. There are more than three hundred species and a large number of cultivars. They structure a gathering of plants that can be erect bushes, climbing or trailing with stems that are regularly equipped with sharp prickles. Blooms shift fit as a fiddle and are typically expansive and garish, in hues going from white through yellows and reds. Most species are local to Asia, with littler numbers local to Europe, North America, and northwestern Africa. Species, cultivars and half and halves are for the most part generally developed for their excellence and frequently are fragrant. Roses have procured social noteworthiness in numerous social orders. Rose plants run in size from minimal, smaller than normal roses, to climbers that can achieve seven meters in stature. Various species hybridize effectively, and this has been utilized in the improvement of the wide scope of greenery enclosure roses.


National Flower


Saint Lucia National Flower

The Marguerite


Demonym(s)

Saint Lucian

Population

178,015
(2016 estimate)

Currency

East Caribbean dollar (XCD)

Time Zone

UTC−4

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