St. Lucia

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St. Lucia

Official name: Saint Lucia

Capital city: Castries

Internet country code: .lc

Flag description: Blue, with a gold isosceles triangle below a black arrowhead; the upper edges of the arrowhead have a white border

National anthem: “Sons and daughters of Saint Lucia love the land that gave us birth” (first line)

National bird: Saint Lucia parrot (Amazona versicolor)

National flowers: Rose and Marguerite

National motto: “The Land, The People, The Light”

Geographical description: Caribbean, island between the Caribbean Sea and North Atlantic Ocean, north of Trinidad and Tobago

Total area: 238 sq. mi. (619 sq. km.)

Climate: Tropical, moderated by northeast trade winds; dry season January to April, rainy season May to August

Nationality: noun: Saint Lucian(s); adjective: Saint Lucian

Population: 170,649 (July 2007 CIA est.)

Ethnic groups: African descent 82.5%, mixed 11.9%, East Indian 2.4%, other or unspecified 3.1%

Languages spoken: English (official), French patois

Religions: Roman Catholic 67.5%, Seventh-Day Adventist 8.5%, Pentecostal 5.7%, Rastafarian 2.1%, Anglican 2%, Evangelical 2%, other Christian 5.1%, other 1.1%, unspeci­fied 1.5%, none 4.5%

Legal Holidays:

Boxing DayDec 26
Christmas DayDec 25
Emancipation DayAug 4
Independence DayFeb 22
Labor DayMay 1
National DayDec 13
New Year's HolidayJan 1
Holidays, Festivals, and Celebrations of the World Dictionary, Fourth Edition. © 2010 by Omnigraphics, Inc.
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Details highlight a unique past: the way John Jeremie improved the condition of slaves and free coloreds, and the way Martiniquan slaves sought refuge in St. Lucia. Others explain sugar's decline in the late nineteenth century, and the migration of thousands to work on the Panama Canal, or to French Guiana to try their luck in the gold rush.
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