Laborie Quarter

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Laborie
Quarter
The Quarter of Laborie, with the village marked in red
The Quarter of Laborie, with the village marked in red
Coordinates: 13°46′N 61°00′W / 13.767°N 61.000°W / 13.767; -61.000Coordinates: 13°46′N 61°00′W / 13.767°N 61.000°W / 13.767; -61.000
Country St. Lucia
Population (2002)
 • Total 7,414
Website http://www.ilovelaborie.com/

Laborie is a Quarter – an administrative division inherited from the former French colonial regime (from French: quartiers) – on the Caribbean island-nation of Saint Lucia.

According to the 2002 census, the population of the Quarter was 7,414 people.[1] The village of Laborie is located about 27 km south of Castries, the nation's capital.

History[edit]

The first inhabitants of the Laborie general area, migrating from South America around 1000 a.c., were probably the Arawak Amerindians.Laborie a south western fishing village named after the French governor Baron De Laborie was once a tutles habitat. French colonials were probably the first to settle what is now the village of Laborie, in the early 18th century.

Notable people[edit]

Prominent Laborians include the second Prime Minister – and first being elected to the position following independence – of St. Lucia, Sir Allan Louisy; the 7th Prime Minister of St. Lucia, Dr. Kenny Anthony; and the current Governor General, Dame Pearlette Louisy.

Adjacent quarters[edit]

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