Saint Lucia lies at latitude 13 54’ north of the Equator and 60 50; west. One of the Windward Islands, it is located in the middle of the Eastern Caribbean chain of islands and is approximately 21 miles south of Martinique and 90 miles northwest of Barbados.
The official language in Saint Lucia is English although many Saint Lucians also speak French and Spanish, Kweyol, Saint Lucia’s second language, is widely spoken by the Saint Lucian people.
The island is 238 sq miles (616 sq km), 27 miles long, 14 miles wide with a combination of high mountains, forests, low lying lands and beaches. A central mountain range runs the length of the island, with peaks ranging between 1000 and 3145 feet.
The climate on island is tropical with temperatures ranging from 70-90 Fahrenheit.
St Lucia’s population is currently estimated at 160,000 with a workforce about 65,000.
Excerpt from www.stlucia.org