|Total States||21 cities|
|Airport City||Hewanorra International Airport,|
|Offical Languages||English, French dialect,|
|National Animal||Saint Lucia amazon|
|Food||Langouste, Bouyon, Lambi|
Autumn : Sep - Dec
Summer : Jun - Sep
Winter : Dec - Mar
Sprint : Mar - Jun
Castries population 20,000, aggl. 53,639, is the capital and largest city of Saint Lucia, an island country in the Caribbean. The quarter with the same name had a population of 70,000 on 22 May 2013 and stretches over an area of 80 km2 (31 sq mi).
Castries is in a flood gut and is built on reclaimed land. It houses the seat of government and the head offices of many of foreign and local businesses. The city's design is in a grid pattern. Its sheltered harbour receives cargo vessels, ferry boats, and cruise ships. It houses duty-free shopping facilities such as Point Seraphine and La Place Carenage. Many restaurants offer menus from local to Chinese. Supermarkets and other shopping facilities provide goods. The city is well served by a bus system and taxi service.
Rodney Bay is a bay located in the Gros Islet quarter on the island of Saint Lucia. Gros Islet is one of the ten quarters in the island. It can be found on the northwestern coast of the island above the Castries quarter, where the capital of St. Lucia is, and the Dauphin quarter. St. Lucia is a small island in North America located in the Caribbean Sea and it is the largest of the Caribbean's Windward Islands. The Windward islands include Martinique, Saint Vincent and the Grenadines, Barbados, Trinidad and Tobago and Grenada. It is in a chain of islands in the Lesser Antilles with Martinique to the north and Saint Vincent and the Grenadines to the south. These islands are southeast of the islands of Puerto Rico and Haiti. Out of the two airports in St.Lucia, Hewanorra and Charles airport, Rodney Bay is closer to the latter.
Soufrière is a town on the West Coast of Saint Lucia, in the eastern Caribbean Sea. The town and the surrounding district has a population of 7,935. It was colonized by the French and was the original capital of the island.
There were large estates run by colonizers of French origin and their descendants still live in the area. The French Revolution of 1789 resulted in many Royalists being executed and the Enslaved Africans were released from enslavement. However, Napoleon reintroduced enslavement when he came to power.
The British invaded St Lucia shortly after, but the Enslaved Africans and French deserters fought them in a guerrilla campaign until 1803 when they were defeated and St Lucia became a British colony. Also, during that time, Castries became the capital of St Lucia.
Over the years, Soufrière has had to deal with hurricanes in 1780, 1817, 1831, 1898 and 1980, a major fire in 1955 and an earthquake in 1991. Many of these events have had to result in the town being rebuilt several times.
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1 ) Atlantic Rally for Cruisers
Festival Month - November
This is an annual transatlantic sailing competition beginning in Europe at the end of November, and then culminating a few days before Christmas in St Lucia.
2 ) Carnival
Festival Month - July
Held mid-July every year, this annual festival has a distinctively Caribbean feel, celebrating the St Lucian way of life.
3 ) St Lucia Flower and Creole Festivals
Festival Month - August
There are actually two festivals held in St Lucia, one in August and another in October, held to celebrate the culture and tradition of the country.