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St. Lucia

Background information

Located in the Caribbean, north of Trinidad and Tobago, St Lucia is one of the Windward Islands which are part of the West Indies. The island is 44 kilometres long and 22 kilometres wide, covering an area of approximately 616 square kilometres.

St. Lucia's climate is tropical, although moderated by north east trade winds. The dry season extends from January to April, with a rainy season from May to August. The island is mainly volcanic and mountainous, however there are broad, fertile valleys in places.

The island has a population of 157,862, approximately one third of whom live in the capital city of Castries. Other towns include Gros Islet, Soufrière and Vieux Fort.

St. Lucia gained independence from Britain in 1979. The official language in St. Lucia is English although a French-based patois is commonly spoken.

The official currency is the Eastern Caribbean dollar ($4EC=£1UK).

Vincent Bunce Memorial Resource Centre

Information about the Anglican Infant School in Castries

Teaching Materials

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