Dennery District

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Dennery
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Coordinates: 13°54′51″N 60°53′29″W / 13.91409°N 60.89132°W / 13.91409; -60.89132 (Seat of Dennery District)Coordinates: 13°54′51″N 60°53′29″W / 13.91409°N 60.89132°W / 13.91409; -60.89132 (Seat of Dennery District)
CountrySt. Lucia
Area
 • Total72.3 km2 (27.93 sq mi)
Population
 (2010)[1]
 • Total12,767
 • Density177/km2 (457/sq mi)
ISO 3166-2:LC
LC-05

Dennery District is one of 10 districts (formerly Quarters) of the Caribbean island nation of Saint Lucia. The seat of Dennery District is the Dennery Village.[2] The main economic activities are fishing, and the cultivation of lima beans, bananas, and other tropical fruit. The population of the quarter was estimated at 12,876 in 2002 and fell to 12,767 in 2010.[1][3][4][5]

History[edit]

Dennery District (formerly Quarter) was previously known as Anse Canot (Bay of canoes) and Le Grand Mabouya. In was then named after Count d'Ennery, an author who wrote about Saint Luca in 1765 and 1767 and later became Governor-General of the Windward Islands from 1766 to 1770.[6][7]

Geography[edit]

The Dennery District is divided into 49 second-order administrative divisions.[8]

Much of Dennery District is in Mabouya Valley which is made up of Derniere Riviere, Aux Lyon, Despinoze, Gadette, Grand Riviere, Grand Ravine, La Ressource, Richfond and other surrounding areas; and Frigate Island Nature Reserve is offshore a few kilometers to the south of the town.[1]

Other locations in the Dennery District:[5]

Events[edit]

The Dennery village hosts an event every Saturday from 4:00pm to 2:00am known as the Dennery Fish Fiesta where tourists and locals to sample various local cuisine based primarily on seafood especially fish. During the Lenten season the activity is closed. Fresh seafood, bakes, rum punch and Piton is served from stalls. There is a live DJ, also.

Government[edit]

The seat of the Dennery District is the town of Dennery.[5]

The Dennery District is divided into two electoral constituencies represented in the House of Assembly of Saint Lucia.The electoral constituencies has been represented since July 2021 by Shawn A. Edward (Dennery North) and Paul Prospere (Dennery South) as Parliamentary Representatives. The district elected their representatives during the countries recent general election.[9][10]

See also[edit]

References[edit]

  1. ^ a b c d "Map of Dennery District" (PDF). Central Statistical Office of Saint Lucia. Retrieved 5 August 2021.
  2. ^ "Gini Index coefficient". CIA World Factbook. Retrieved 3 August 2021.
  3. ^ "SAINT LUCIA POST CODES AND PROPER ADDRESSING | Government of Saint Lucia". www.stluciapostal.com. Archived from the original on 23 March 2017. Retrieved 22 March 2017.
  4. ^ "2010 Population and Housing Census Preliminary Report". Central Statistics Office. April 2011.
  5. ^ a b c "Dennery District". GeoNames. Retrieved 17 August 2021.
  6. ^ "Deep Down in Dennery". Saint Lucia Tourism. Retrieved 18 August 2021.
  7. ^ Breen, Henry H (1844). St Lucia Historical Statistical and Descriptive. London.
  8. ^ "Dennery District Regions". GeoNames. Retrieved 17 August 2021.
  9. ^ "SLP Wins Landslide Victory In Saint Lucia Elections". St. Lucia Times News. 27 July 2021. Retrieved 18 August 2021.
  10. ^ "Constituences". Saint Lucia Electoral Department. Retrieved 18 August 2021.