Outline of Saint Lucia

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The location of Saint Lucia
An enlargeable relief map of Saint Lucia

The following outline is provided as an overview of and topical guide to Saint Lucia:

Saint Lucia is a sovereign island nation located in the Lesser Antilles archipelago in the eastern Caribbean Sea adjacent to the North Atlantic Ocean.[1] Saint Lucia is located north of the islands of Saint Vincent and the Grenadines, northwest of Barbados and south of Martinique. It is also known as the "Helen of the West Indies" because it switched between British and French control so often it was likened to the mythical Helen of Troy.

Saint Lucia is one of the Windward Islands, named for Saint Lucy of Syracuse. It was first visited by Europeans in about the year 1500 and first colonized successfully by France who signed a treaty with the native Carib peoples in 1660. Great Britain took control of the island from 1663 to 1667 then went to war with France over it fourteen times, and finally took complete control in 1814. Representative government came about in 1924 (with universal adult suffrage from 1953) and from 1958 to 1962 the island was a member of the Federation of the West Indies. Finally, on February 22, 1979, Saint Lucia became an independent state of the Commonwealth of Nations. The island nation celebrates this every year with a public holiday.

General reference[edit]

An enlargeable basic map of Saint Lucia

Geography of Saint Lucia[edit]

Environment of Saint Lucia[edit]

Natural geographic features of Saint Lucia[edit]

Regions of Saint Lucia[edit]

Ecoregions of Saint Lucia[edit]

Demography of Saint Lucia[edit]

Government and politics of Saint Lucia[edit]

Main article: Government of Saint Lucia and Politics of Saint Lucia

Branches of the government of Saint Lucia[edit]

Executive branch of the government of Saint Lucia[edit]

Legislative branch of the government of Saint Lucia[edit]

Judicial branch of the government of Saint Lucia[edit]

Foreign relations of Saint Lucia[edit]

International organization membership[edit]

Saint Lucia is a member of:[1]

Law and order in Saint Lucia[edit]

Main article: Law of Saint Lucia

Military of Saint Lucia[edit]

Local government in Saint Lucia[edit]

History of Saint Lucia[edit]

Main article: History of Saint Lucia, Timeline of the history of Saint Lucia, and Current events of Saint Lucia

Culture of Saint Lucia[edit]

Art in Saint Lucia[edit]

Sports in Saint Lucia[edit]

Main article: Sports in Saint Lucia

Economy and infrastructure of Saint Lucia[edit]

Education in Saint Lucia[edit]

Infrastructure of Saint Lucia[edit]

See also[edit]

Main article: Saint Lucia

References[edit]

  1. ^ a b "Saint Lucia". The World Factbook. United States Central Intelligence Agency. July 7, 2009. Retrieved July 23, 2009. 

External links[edit]

Wikimedia Atlas of Saint Lucia