St Lucia 2011

St Lucia

St Lucia

 

St Lucia
In the Caribbean, volcanic and mountainous with some broad fertile valleys. 616 km2 (3.5x size of Washington D.C. ), 6% arable.

Capital Castries (pop est. 9,469)

Population 160K (260.2/km2)

Life expectancy 76 years

HIV/AIDS not available

Literacy 90%

Lang(s) English (official), French Patois

Religions Roman Catholic 68%, Seventh Day Adventist 9%, Pentecostal 6%, Rastafarian 2%, Anglican 2%, Evangelical 2%, other Christian 5%, none 5%, other 1%

Ethnic Groups Black 83%, Mixed 12%, East Indian 2%, other 3%

Gov’t Parliamentary Democracy and a Commonwealth Realm

GDP/cap $10,900

PCVs 1961- present (3638 volunteers served total for Eastern Caribbean countries)

Nat’l holiday Independence Day, 22 February (1979)

Adult Books

Saint Lucia: Portrait of an Island
by Jenny Palmer

Hardcover: 194 pages
Publisher: Macmillan Caribbean; 2nd edition (September 1, 2008)
Language: English
ISBN-13: 978-0230022263

Book Description
St. Lucia lives up to its reputation for outstanding natural beauty and for the friendliness of its people. The stunning new images provide a fascinating insight into the unique history and vibrant culture of the island known simply as "Helen of the West Indies."

Kids' Books

My grandpa and the sea
by Katherine Orr

Format: Paperback, 32 pages
ISBN: 978-1512439755
Age Range: 5–9 years
Publisher: Minneapolis: Carolrhoda Books, 1990

Films

Film: Dr. Dolittle
Director: Richard Dolittle (1967)

Music

Focus Word

Focus Word for 2011 - "Celebration"

French Patois: Célébration (sell-ah-bra-see-oh)

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