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Castries

(kästrē`, käs`trēs), town (1991 pop. 11,147; 1991 metropolitan area pop. 51,994), capital and commercial center of Saint LuciaSaint Lucia
, island nation (2005 est. pop. 166,000), 238 sq mi (616 sq km), West Indies, one of the Windward Islands. The capital is Castries. Morne Gimie (3,145 ft/959 m high) and the twin pyramidal cones known as the Pitons are the most imposing landmarks.
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. Its excellent landlocked harbor is one of the best in the West Indies. Castries was founded by the French in 1650. The secretariat for the Organization of Eastern Caribbean States is located there.

Castries

the capital and chief port of St Lucia. Pop.: 14 000 (2005 est.)
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Until the Shareholders' Meeting on May 3, 2000, Claude Bebear will continue to preside over the Management Board, and will work with Henri de Castries and the other members of the Management Board on implementing the new Group organization.
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We have the ability to transfer know-how" to accelerate growth in emerging markets, chief executive Henri de Castries said at a Paris meeting with investors broadcast on AXA's website.