Description: The Political Map of Saint Lucia showing names of capital city, cities, islands, towns, states, provinces and boundaries with neighbouring countries.
Saint Lucia is an Island country which is sovereign, owing to its own legal presence. It is situated in the eastern part of the Caribbean Sea and at the edge of the Atlantic Ocean. The island is a part of the Lesser Antilles and is placed towards the north-northeast of St. Vincent, South of Martinique and North of Barbados.
The 174000 citizens stay on a land area which is approximately 617 km2 large. Castries is the capital city of this unique island country. It is also one of the Windward Islands. This island has the most rocky and mountainous terrain of all the Caribbean Islands in the Greater and Lesser Antilles. Mount Gimie is the highest peak on the Island and is 3120 feet above sea level.
The pair of mountains called Pitons are the most popular landmark of the island. They are situated on the western coast between Choideul and Soufriere. This is one of the few islands in the world that has a drive in volcano. Castries, being the capital, is the most densely populated city with 32.4% of the total population.
Other important towns include Gros Islet, Vieux Fort and Soufriere. The area is dominated by just two seasons, a dry and a wet one. The former lasts from the month of December to May whereas the latter occupies the other half of the year. The region is characterized by tropical marine climate. The Northeast Trade Winds bring in a cool wind during the day and a warm gale during night.
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