Saint Lucia(St Lucia) Tourist Attractions and Travel

Tourism is the main source of income for St Lucia and the industry is its biggest employer. The tropical eastern Caribbean island boasts beaches, mountains, exotic plants and the Qualibou volcano with its boiling sulphur springs.

Saint Lucia Tourist Attractions

Before the visitor influx, banana exports sustained St Lucia, especially after 1964 when it stopped producing sugar cane. Along with other Caribbean producers it benefited from preferred access to European markets, at the expense of Latin American growers. The World Trade Organisation has ruled that the practice should be phased out.
 

St Lucia, Saint Lucia, Castries

Saint Lucia travel

 


Volcanic peaks of the Pitons tower over the south coast

 

Crops such as mangoes and avocados are also grown, but bananas are the biggest source of foreign exchange after tourism. Most St Lucians are the descendants of African slaves, brought in by the British in the 19th century to work on sugar plantations.Rotterdam

 Saint Lucia attractions

Although St Lucia is a former British colony, the French settled in the 17th century. Their influence lives on in the patois spoken in the country. Facts

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saint lucia flag

 

Full name: Saint Lucia
Population: 165,000 (UN, 2007)

 

Capital: Castries
Major languages: English (official), French patois

 

Major religion: Christianity
Life expectancy: 72 years (men), 76 years (women) (UN)

Saint Lucia Maps

saint lucia map

 

Monetary unit: 1 East Caribbean dollar = 100 cents
Main exports: Bananas, clothing, cocoa, vegetables, fruits, coconut oil

 

GNI per capita: US $4,800 (World Bank, 2006)
Internet domain: .lc

 

International dialling code: +1758



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