Castries / St. Lucia
Saint Lucia is a sovereign island country in the West Indies 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. It covers a land area of 617 km2 (238 square miles) and reported a population of 165,595 in the 2010 census. Its capital is Castries.
The French were the island’s first European settlers. They signed a treaty with the native Island Caribs in 1660. England took control of the island from 1663 to 1667. In ensuing years, it was at war with France fourteen times, and rule of the island changed frequently (it was ruled seven times each by the French and British). In 1814, the British took definitive control of the island. Because it switched so often between British and French control, Saint Lucia was also known as the “Helen of the West Indies”.
Representative government came about in 1840 (with universal suffrage from 1953). From 1958 to 1962, the island was a member of the West Indies Federation. On February 22nd 1979, Saint Lucia became an independent state and a member of the Commonwealth of Nations. Saint Lucia is a mixed jurisdiction, meaning that it has a legal system based in part on both the civil law and English common law. The Civil Code of St. Lucia of 1867 was based on the Quebec Civil Code of 1866, as supplemented by English common law-style legislation. It is also a member of Organisation internationale de la Francophonie.
Important destination information
|Population:||approx. 3.661 (Castries)|
approx. 165.000 (St. Lucia)
|City map:||Map of Castries|
|Vaccination recommendations:||Institute for Tropical Diseases|
|Climate chart:||Climate in Castries|
|Safety information:||Federal Foreign Office|
|Free Wi-Fi?||$ 5 USD / 40 minutes|
Points of interest and venues
The list includes popular venues and is not deemed to be complete!
- Derek Walcott Square
- Deux Pitons
- Spyke Falls
- Toraille Falls
- Pigeon Island National Parc
You will find the points of interests and venues in this map. Furthermore, you will find the cruise port, WiFi Provider and Tourist Information.
Caption (picture above): You can choose the points of interests.
Sometimes, the distance of the cruise ship and the POIs are big. The port area is big and complex, also. To appraise the distances, you will see the cruise port, the main city and the POIs.
Queen Elizabeth II Dock:
|Distance to the next POI:||approx. 0,45 km (Derek Walcott Square)|
|Distance to inner city:||approx. 2,7 km (La Rambla)|
|Distance to the next POI:||approx. 0,2 km|
|Distance to inner city:||approx. 1,2 km|
Current ship position
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