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    Saint Lucia Geography - 2005
    https://allcountries.org/wfb2005/saint_lucia/saint_lucia_geography.html
    SOURCE: 2005 CIA WORLD FACTBOOK

      Location:
      Caribbean, island between the Caribbean Sea and North Atlantic Ocean, north of Trinidad and Tobago

      Geographic coordinates:
      13 53 N, 60 68 W

      Map references:
      Central America and the Caribbean

      Area:
      total: 616 sq km
      land: 606 sq km
      water: 10 sq km

      Area - comparative:
      3.5 times the size of Washington, DC

      Land boundaries:
      0 km

      Coastline:
      158 km

      Maritime claims:
      territorial sea: 12 nm
      contiguous zone: 24 nm
      exclusive economic zone: 200 nm
      continental shelf: 200 nm or to the edge of the continental margin

      Climate:
      tropical, moderated by northeast trade winds; dry season from January to April, rainy season from May to August

      Terrain:
      volcanic and mountainous with some broad, fertile valleys

      Elevation extremes:
      lowest point: Caribbean Sea 0 m
      highest point: Mount Gimie 950 m

      Natural resources:
      forests, sandy beaches, minerals (pumice), mineral springs, geothermal potential

      Land use:
      arable land: 6.56%
      permanent crops: 22.95%
      other: 70.49% (2001)

      Irrigated land:
      30 sq km (1998 est.)

      Natural hazards:
      hurricanes and volcanic activity

      Environment - current issues:
      deforestation; soil erosion, particularly in the northern region

      Environment - international agreements:
      party to: Biodiversity, Climate Change, Climate Change-Kyoto Protocol, Desertification, Endangered Species, Environmental Modification, Hazardous Wastes, Law of the Sea, Marine Dumping, Ozone Layer Protection, Ship Pollution, Whaling
      signed, but not ratified: none of the selected agreements

      Geography - note:
      the twin Pitons (Gros Piton and Petit Piton), striking cone-shaped peaks south of Soufriere, are one of the scenic natural highlights of the Caribbean


      NOTE: The information regarding Saint Lucia on this page is re-published from the 2005 World Fact Book of the United States Central Intelligence Agency. No claims are made regarding the accuracy of Saint Lucia Geography 2005 information contained here. All suggestions for corrections of any errors about Saint Lucia Geography 2005 should be addressed to the CIA.







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