One of the more mountainous of the Windward islands, Saint Lucia
is 238 square miles and is shaped like a mango - about 27 miles
long and 14 miles at its widest.
The island is blessed with fertile volcanic soil
and grows a vast supply of fruits and vegetables.
Saint Lucia is one of the leading banana exporters in the Caribbean
(12 varieties of banana are grown on our verdant hillsides) and
has a population of 140,000.
Saint Lucia's capital city of Castries is in the northwest; the
famed fishing village of Soufriθre is to the southwest; and Vieux
Fort, the island's second-largest port, is perched at the southern
Saint Lucia's climate is mild, with almost constant northeast trade
winds. The mean temperature is 79 degrees Fahrenheit. June to November
is the rainy season.