Pub. date: 2008 | Online Pub. Date: April 25, 2008 | DOI: 10.4135/9781412963893 | Print ISBN: 9781412958783 | Online ISBN: 9781412963893| Publisher:SAGE Publications, Inc.About this encyclopedia
THE ISLAND OF Saint Lucia, located in the Windward Islands and surrounded by the Caribbean Sea and the Atlantic Ocean, has a land area of 239 sq. mi. (616 sq. km.), with a population of 165,000 (2006 est.) and a population density of 774 people per sq. mi. (298 people per sq. km.), making it the 39th most densely populated country in the world. About a third of the population lives in the capital, Castries, on the sheltered western coast, with 8 percent Saint ...