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    St. Lucia Island Resorts
    Island Geography

  • Demographics
  • The Island of St. Lucia measures 620 square kilometers. As of 2005, the population was 160,765 with a density of 298 people per sq. km. Most of Saint Lucia's population is of African descent (over 90%). A mulatto minority represents 5% of Saint Lucia's people and Indo-Caribbeans make up 3% of the populace. Only 1.1% of St. Lucians are of pure European ancestry and are primarily of French, British, or Irish descent. A small yet significant number of Lebanese and Syrians round out the population.

    St. Lucia's official language is English. The Kweyol, a Creole language that has evolved from French Carib and parts of some African languages, is spoken by at least 90% of Saint Lucians. The country belongs to la Francophonie, an organization of French speaking nations that work to promote French roots and culture. The official state bird is the St. Lucia Parrot.
  • The interior of St. Lucia is mostly tropical rainforest. The island is abundant with lush green foliage and exotic flowering plants. St. Lucia's forest offers many secluded waterfalls which are a favorite with island visitors. The forest is alive with a rich variety of birds, reptiles, and small mammals.
  • Economy
  • St. Lucia's currency is the East Caribbean Dollar. The per capita income is $5,950 per person. Right below bananas, tourism is swiftly becoming a main source of income. St. Lucia also has the most diverse manufacturing industry in the Caribbean Islands. Although bananas are still the number one source of income for St. Lucia, the industry has been flagging and the government is working on revitalization of the market. St. Lucia is a member of CARACOM, a league of Caribbean nations cooperating economically and as a common market.

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