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Saint Lucia. Project by David Dilbeck. Physical Geography. It is a volcanic and mountainous island with fertile valleys. The climate is tropical. It has a dry season from January-April, and a rainy season from May-August. - PowerPoint PPT Presentation
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Saint Lucia Project by David Dilbeck.
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Saint LuciaProject by David Dilbeck.

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Physical Geography

• It is a volcanic and mountainous island with fertile valleys.

• The climate is tropical. It has a dry season from January-April, and a rainy season from May-August.

• The Twin Pitons (two cone-shaped peaks) are a big tourist attraction, and a scenic highlight of the island.

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Twin Pitons.

Tourist attraction and an inspiration for a large resort.

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Physical Geography cont.

• The total area of the island is about 238 square miles. That’s slightly larger than Chicago.

• Lowest point is sea level (0 feet)• Highest point is Mount Gimie (950 feet)• Coastline is 98 miles long and 86.5% covered by

sandy beaches.• Natural hazards include hurricanes and volcanic


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

• Income: 80.7% services, 16.3% industry, 3% agriculture

• Currency: East Caribbean Dollar (ECD)• Most service income is from resorts.• Sugar Beach is their largest resort• They are $37,000,000 in debt as of 2011

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Sugar Beach.

Largest income for Saint Lucia. Located on the west coast.

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• Capital is Castries.• They are a parliamentary democracy• The Chief of State is Queen Elizabeth II. She is

represented by Pearlette Louisy, the Governor General.

• The Prime minister is Kenney David ANTHONY.• They have the three branches: Legislative,

Executive, and Judicial

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• The first inhabitant of the island were the Arawak Indians who were forced of the island by the French.

• It was then explored by France and Spain• It became part of the british territory in 1814• On February 22, 1976, it achieved full

independence from Britain by Boycott

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• The languages spoken there are mainly English and French. Others are native.

• Catholicism and Christianity are two most predominant religions.

• The ethnicities are Black (82.5%), Mixed (11.9%), East Indian (3.2%), and White (2.4%)

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Culture cont.

• Fet La Woz is an annual rose festival held by the Saint Lucian people on August 31st to celebrate the fertile flowers of the year.

• The month of October is set aside to celebrate the heritage of the Arawak Indians.

• The music genres played by the Saint Lucian people are Soca, Zouk, and Regae

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Puerto Rican Blossom. Women will sometimes wear this to show that they are a swinging single(;

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Culture cont.

• The women usually wear long dresses that cover the ankles and men wear plain shirts and jeans.

• The women sometimes have a flower (usually a Puerto Rican blossom) in their hair.

• Their national dish is is the callaloo soup.• The main foods they use in their dishes are

potatoes, onion, celery, coconut milk, and thyme.

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Saffron Bun. A sweet appetizer used for formal occasions only.

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Bibliography• geography.about.com/library/cia/blcstlucia.htm• www.cia.gov/library/publications/the-work-factbook• www.cntraveler.com/2/hi/americas/country _proiles/121041.stm• News.bbc.co.uk/gold-list/2013/americas/caribbean/st.lucia• www.infoplease.com/country/st-lucia.html• www.everyculture.com/no-sa/sanit-lucia.html• www.thisprojectisawesome.dave/thanks/for/listening.turnup