SAINT LUCIA is a sovereign island country in the eastern Caribbean Sea on the boundary with the Atlantic Ocean. Part of the Lesser Antilles, it is located north/northeast of the island of Saint Vincent, northwest of Barbados and south of Martinique.
617 sq. km (238.23 sq m) 27 miles long, 14 miles wide
The East Caribbean dollar (sign: $; code: XCD)
St. Lucia is on Atlantic Standard Time Zone, which is one hour ahead of Eastern Standard Time, except during Daylight Savings Time when the time is the same.
- Castries – Capital
- Vieux Fort
- Soufriere – Old Capital
- Gros Islet
- Marigot Bay
- Hewanorra International (UVF), which is near Vieux Fort & is located approximately five minutes from the IAU campus
- George FL Charles Airport (SLU), which is near Castries.
English (official), French patois
Virtually all residents will be able to converse with travellers in English.
The official language is English however Saint Lucian Creole French (Kwéyòl), which is a French-based Creole colloquially referred to as “Patwah” (Patois), is spoken by 95% of the population.