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    Saint Lucia Geography - 2003
    https://theodora.com/wfb2003/saint_lucia/saint_lucia_geography.html
    SOURCE: 2003 CIA WORLD FACTBOOK

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


      Geographic coordinates: 13 53 N, 60 68 W


      Map references: Central America and the Caribbean


      Area: total: 616 sq km
      water: 10 sq km
      land: 606 sq km


      Area - comparative: 3.5 times the size of Washington, DC


      Land boundaries: 0 km


      Coastline: 158 km


      Maritime claims: contiguous zone: 24 NM
      territorial sea: 12 NM
      exclusive economic zone: 200 NM
      continental shelf: 200 NM or to the edge of the continental margin


      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


      Elevation extremes: lowest point: Caribbean Sea 0 m
      highest point: Mount Gimie 950 m


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


      Land use: arable land: 4.92%
      permanent crops: 22.95%
      other: 72.13% (1998 est.)


      Irrigated land: 30 sq km (1998 est.)


      Natural hazards: hurricanes and volcanic activity


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


      Environment - international agreements: party to: Biodiversity, Climate Change, Desertification, Endangered Species, Environmental Modification, Hazardous Wastes, Law of the Sea, Marine Dumping, Ozone Layer Protection, Ship Pollution, Whaling
      signed, but not ratified: Climate Change-Kyoto Protocol


      Geography - note: the twin Pitons (Gros Piton and Petit Piton), striking cone-shaped peaks south of Soufriere, are one of the scenic natural highlights of the Caribbean


      NOTE: The information regarding Saint Lucia on this page is re-published from the 2003 World Fact Book of the United States Central Intelligence Agency. No claims are made regarding the accuracy of Guinea Geography 2003 information contained here. All suggestions for corrections of any errors about Saint Lucia Geography 2003 should be addressed to the CIA.

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