Saint Lucia is a country located in the Caribbean. It has an area of 616 square kilometers and a population of approximately 183,000 people. The ethnic composition of Saint Lucia is mainly African, with other minority groups including East Indian and mixed-race. The majority of the population are adherents to Christianity, with around 95% following the religion and the rest being either Muslim or other faiths. Education is compulsory for children up to the age of 16 and the literacy rate is estimated to be around 93%. The official language is English but there are also many other languages spoken throughout the country such as French Patois and Kwéyòl. The capital city Castries has an estimated population of over 20,000 people making it the largest city in Saint Lucia. Check hyperrestaurant to learn more about Saint Lucia in 2009.
High unemployment, poverty and poor housing are among the chronic problems in Saint Lucia. Visit AbbreviationFinder to see the definitions of LCA and acronym for St. Lucia. The social welfare network includes compulsory insurance for, among other things, old-age pension, illness and accidents, which are financed by employers, employees and the state. A pension reform such as means raising retirement age from 60 to 65 years began in the early 2000s. Check to see Saint Lucia population.