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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 (2015 est. pop. 177,000), 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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It's about 20 minutes' drive from Castries to Rodney Bay, the island's only resort and the location of the best beach.
Currently, Castries serves as vice-chairman and lead independent director of Nestle as well as a non-executive director of HSBC Group and of the French National Foundation for Political Sciences.
We are confident that these new structures will prove decisive in identifying untapped opportunities to accelerate our digital transformation and ultimately better serve and protect our clients, de Castries concludes.
According to de Castries, we are at a time where we are seeing a big economic and technological earthquake; where the proverbial plates of economy are colliding with the plates of technology.
Lucia played a major role internationally during World War II, in the use of Castries as a coaling station, and in being, for centuries, the strategic West Indian colony which both the English and the French so wished to possess.
"As for the lines of business, motor is still the main contributor to our profits [and] all this allowed us to reinforce our leading non-life international insurer position across the GCC," said de Castries.
"We aim to support the current business model here by leveraging AXA Group's strengths," said de Castries during his one-day visit to the UAE.
Castries said: "The region still records low insurance penetration levels, risk awareness of the population is increasing thus there are growing insurance needs to address.
De Castries was addressing a press conference at the French embassy in Riyadh.
More than a third of the island's 170,000 inhabitants - 67,000 in fact - live in and around its capital city of Castries in the north, which also plays host to the majority of tourists with top-class hotels and tourist accommodation dotted along the east's golden sandy beaches.
ISTANBUL, May 25, 2011 (TUR) -- Henri de Castries, Chairman & Chief Executive Officer of the Axa Group, said on Wednesday that Turkey was a promising market.