Laborie Quarter

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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

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.


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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