Saint Lucia
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The island, with its fine natural harbor at Castries, was contested between England and France throughout the 17th and early 18th centuries (changing possession 14 times); it was finally ceded to the UK in 1814. Self-government was granted in 1967 and independence in 1979.

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1. Dependency status: UN Country

2. Government type: Westminster-style parliamentary democracy

3. Location: Caribbean, island between the Caribbean Sea and North Atlantic Ocean, north of Trinidad and Tobago

4. Border Countries: none (island)

5. Climate: tropical, moderated by northeast trade winds; dry season from January to April, rainy season from May to August

6. Terrain: volcanic and mountainous with some broad, fertile valleys

7. Area: 616 sq km

8. Capital: Castries

9. Administrative divisions: 11 quarters; Anse-la-Raye, Castries, Choiseul, Dauphin, Dennery, Gros-Islet, Laborie, Micoud, Praslin, Soufriere, Vieux-Fort

10. Population: 164,213 (July 2004 est.)

11. Languages: English (official), French patois

12. Religions: Roman Catholic 90%, Anglican 3%, other Protestant 7%

13. Currency: East Caribbean dollar (XCD)


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