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    Saint Lucia Geography - 1991

      Total area: 620 km2
      land area: 610 km2

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

      Land boundaries: none

      Coastline: 158 km

      Maritime claims:
      Contiguous zone: 24 nm
      Exclusive economic zone: 200 nm
      Territorial sea: 12 nm

      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%; includes irrigated 2%

      Environment: subject to hurricanes and volcanic activity; deforestation; soil erosion

      Note: located 700 km southeast of Puerto Rico

      NOTE: The information regarding Saint Lucia on this page is re-published from the 1991 World Fact Book of the United States Central Intelligence Agency. No claims are made regarding the accuracy of Saint Lucia Geography 1991 information contained here. All suggestions for corrections of any errors about Saint Lucia Geography 1991 should be addressed to the CIA.

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