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Saint Lucia


    • Location:
      Caribbean, island in the Caribbean Sea, north of Trinidad and Tobago

    • Map references:
      Central America and the Caribbean

    • Area:

        total area:
        620 sq km

        land area:
        610 sq km

        comparative area:
        slightly less than 3.5 times the size of Washington, DC

    • Land boundaries:
      0 km

    • Coastline:
      158 km

    • Maritime claims:

        contiguous zone:
        24 nm

        exclusive economic zone:
        200 nm or to the edge of the continental margin

        territorial sea:
        12 nm

    • International disputes:
      none

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

    • Terrain:
      volcanic and mountainous with some broad, fertile valleys

    • Natural resources:
      forests, sandy beaches, minerals (pumice), mineral springs, geothermal potential

    • Land use:

        arable land:
        8%

        permanent crops:
        20%

        meadows and pastures:
        5%

        forest and woodland:
        13%

        other:
        54%

    • Irrigated land:
      10 sq km (1989 est.)

    • Environment:

        current issues:
        deforestation; soil erosion, particularly in the northern region

        natural hazards:
        hurricanes and volcanic activity

        international agreements:
        party to - Biodiversity, Climate Change, Endangered Species, Environmental Modification, Hazardous Wastes, Law of the Sea, Marine Dumping, Ozone Layer Protection, Whaling






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