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Saint Lucia
 
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ABOUT SAINT LUCIA
Saint Lucia is an island country in the eastern Caribbean Sea on the boundary with the Atlantic Ocean. Part of the Lesser Antilles, it is located north/northeast of the islands of Saint Vincent and the Grenadines, northwest of Barbados and south of Martinique. It covers a land area of 620 km (238 sq mi) and has an estimated population of 160,000. Its capital is Castries. The island nation has been the home of two Nobel laureates, Arthur Lewis and Derek Walcott.
 
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Sulphur Springs is the "world's only drive in volcano"; it is located in Saint Lucia towards the southwestern side of the island, near Soufrière (French for Sulfur). According to scientists, it is supposed to erupt in around 100 years and the impact of it can wipe out 3/4 of St Lucia.
The Pitons are two volcanic plugs in a World Heritage Site in Saint Lucia. The Gros Piton is 771 m, and the Petit Piton is 743 m high; they are linked by the Piton Mitan ridge.
Castries, population 10,634, aggl. 37,963 (2001-05-12), is the capital city of Saint Lucia, a country in the West Indies. The district with the same name had a population of 61,341 in 2001-05-22, and stretches over an area of 30.5 square miles (79 km). Castries is located in a flood gut and is actually built on reclaimed land. It houses the seat of government and the head offices of many of the businesses both foreign and local.
Gros Piton is one of two mountains south of the town Soufrière in the southwest of Saint Lucia. Lying at the southern end of Pitons Bay, it rises to a height of 786 m (2619 ft). It is the second highest peak on Saint Lucia, after Mount Gimie. The mountain was a refuge to the escaped slaves at some point -- the steep slopes made it an easily defensible position.
Anse Chastanet is a beach north of the town of Soufrière, Saint Lucia. It is known for excellent scuba diving and snorkeling. The scuba diving is spectacular, and many of the reefs are accessible by simply swimming a few metres out from the beach. The beach is effectively part of the nearby private resort which manages the numerous sun-bathing shelters, but public access to the attractive beach has been preserved.
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The Pitons Heritage Site
The 2,909-ha site near the town of Soufriere includes the Pitons, two volcanic spires rising side by side from the sea (770 m and 743 m high respectively), linked by the Piton Mitan ridge"
Source: unesco.org